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Santa Monica Tourism and Sightseeing
Santa Monica is quintessential California, the one that everyone dreams of, with our world-famous beach, soft white sands, sparkling Pacific waters, meandering bike trails, and historic Pier. Sandy shores lie alongside trendy dining venues and couture-loving fashionistas mix with surfers and paddle boarders. Water enthusiasts enjoy the temperate waters off the coastline and with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, our beach is continuously irresistible. Santa Monica softens the edges of the big city experience, offering instead a relaxing alternative and a deep ocean-air breath of what the Los Angeles region has to offer.  Skip to Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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In Person Summer Camp Acting & Improv
In Person Summer Camp Acting & Improv things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Theatre in Santa Monica, CA USA

Filmmaking & Acting Camp Shoot, act in, and edit your own film while discovering how movies are made. Learn the fundamentals of acting and filmmaking, as you learn to compose a story.


Malibu Landscape
Malibu Landscape
Recreation in Simi Valley, CA USA


Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
National Park in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

National Recreation Area Stretching from the Oxnard Plain to the Hollywood Hills and located to the west of the Los Angeles basin, the Santa Monica Mountains offer myriad recreation and education opportunities.

Trapeze School New York at Santa Monica Pier
Trapeze School New York at Santa Monica Pier
Recreation in Santa Monica, CA USA

Flying Trapeze Adventures for All! When it's time to find something to do on vacation, shouldn't it be something you will remember for the rest of your life! Trapeze School New York at Santa Monica Pier offers classes in flying trapeze, silks, tight wire, trampoline and more.

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family
5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Oct 14, 2022 (Friday) Theater event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family October 14, 2022 at Fred Kavli Theatre- B of A Performing Arts Center,Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA 8:00PM


5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family
5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Oct 15, 2022 (Saturday) Theater event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family October 15, 2022 at Fred Kavli Theatre- B of A Performing Arts Center,Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family
5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Oct 16, 2022 (Sunday) Theater event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family October 16, 2022 at Fred Kavli Theatre- B of A Performing Arts Center,Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA 2:00PM

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family
5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Oct 20, 2022 (Thursday) Theater event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family October 20, 2022 at Fred Kavli Theatre- B of A Performing Arts Center,Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA 7:30PM

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family
5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Oct 21, 2022 (Friday) Theater event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family October 21, 2022 at Fred Kavli Theatre- B of A Performing Arts Center,Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA 8:00PM


5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family
5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Oct 22, 2022 (Saturday) Theater event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family October 22, 2022 at Fred Kavli Theatre- B of A Performing Arts Center,Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family
5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Oct 23, 2022 (Sunday) Theater event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

5 Star Theatricals presents The Addams Family October 23, 2022 at Fred Kavli Theatre- B of A Performing Arts Center,Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA 1:00PM

Amo Amo at The Venice West
Amo Amo at The Venice West things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Jul 15, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Venice, CA USA

Amo Amo July 15, 2022 at The Venice West in Venice, CA 8:00PM

Ardal O'Hanlon at The Venice West
Ardal O'Hanlon at The Venice West things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Sep 06, 2022 (Tuesday) Theater event in Venice, CA USA

Ardal O'Hanlon September 06, 2022 at The Venice West in Venice, CA 8:00PM

Artur Menezes, Revies at The Venice West
Artur Menezes, Revies at The Venice West things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Next Month, Jun 08, 2022 (Wednesday) Concert event in Venice, CA USA

Artur Menezes, Revies June 08, 2022 at The Venice West in Venice, CA 8:00PM

Asia featuring John Payne at The Canyon Agoura Hills
Asia featuring John Payne at The Canyon Agoura Hills things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Next Month, Jun 24, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Agoura Hills, CA USA

Asia featuring John Payne June 24, 2022 at The Canyon Agoura Hills in Agoura Hills, CA 8:00PM

Aspire Dance Studio presents Back in the Spotlight
Aspire Dance Studio presents Back in the Spotlight things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Juneteenth, Jun 19, 2022 (Sunday) Theater event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

Aspire Dance Studio presents Back in the Spotlight June 19, 2022 at Scherr Forum- B of A Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA

BeachLife Ranch at Redondo Beach
BeachLife Ranch at Redondo Beach things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Sep 16, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Redondo Beach, CA USA

BeachLife Ranch September 16, 2022 at Redondo Beach in Redondo Beach, CA 12:00AM

Benise - Spanish Nights
Benise - Spanish Nights things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Sep 30, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Thousand Oaks, CA USA

Benise - Spanish Nights September 30, 2022 at Fred Kavli Theatre- B of A Performing Arts Center,Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA 8:00PM

Boy Vey: The Play
Boy Vey: The Play things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Feb 05, 2022 (Saturday) to Mar 13, 2022 (Sunday) Theater event in Santa Monica, CA USA

An autobiographical solo show The Santa Monica Playhouse Jewish Heritage Program presents BOY VEY - a one-woman show written, performed, and produced by LMU Theatre Arts Alumni, Rachel Kaftan.

Brandon Jenner at The Venice West
Brandon Jenner at The Venice West things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Jul 16, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Venice, CA USA

Brandon Jenner July 16, 2022 at The Venice West in Venice, CA 8:00PM

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Best Time to Visit Santa Monica


The best time to visit California is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Santa Monica


Month Low Avg High
January 50.2 57.0 63.7
February 51.3 57.4 63.4
March 52.1 57.1 62.1
April 53.9 58.7 63.4
May 56.5 60.1 63.6
June 59.4 62.7 65.9
July 62.1 65.5 68.8
August 63.1 66.7 70.3
September 62.6 66.6 70.5
October 59.4 64.5 69.6
November 54.3 60.8 67.3
December 50.5 57.7 64.8

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