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Santa Monica Travel Guide

Santa Monica, California, known best for its iconic pier and sunny beachside settings, is calling your name for a visit. The town has a population of just under 100,000 residents, and is just outside of Los Angeles, CA.

Things to Do in Santa Monica

While in Santa Monica, be sure to plan a visit to Santa Monica Pier, home to Pacific Park, rides, games, and tons of events all summer long, including concerts and shows right on the pier. Santa Monica State Beach is another popular spot to visit in the city. The beach is always full of visitors, both locals and tourists, and stretches the entire length of the town. Head to Third Street Promenade for the best shops, bars, and restaurants, and check out the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market for some Californian fresh fruits and veggies.

Best Time to Visit Santa Monica

Santa Monica is warm and full of sunshine all year, but can get crowded in the summer and in the spring during spring break season. Try to plan a trip around these dates.

Price and Availability Index in Santa Monica

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Monica is in August, while the cheapest month is in December. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Santa Monica is in the high season in July. Santa Monica has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Santa Monica tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Santa Monica tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The weather in Santa Monica

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Santa Monica. The warmest months in Santa Monica are March and April, when temperatures reach 101 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 39 ˚F. The wettest month in Santa Monica is January with 7.81 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 0.07 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Santa Monica

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 1759 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Santa Monica ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Santa Monica is available at $10 per night. On average, a place to stay in Santa Monica will cost you $288 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 913 accommodations in Santa Monica that have WiFi. We have 78 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 103 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Santa Monica? Then choose one of the 807 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 123 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 229 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Santa Monica accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 8 providers, including 777 places to stay from Airbnb, 75 accommodations from VRBO and 61 places to stay from Homeaway.

959 accommodations in Santa Monica have been reviewed: 50% are rated excellent or good. 540 accommodations allow instant booking.

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