When is the best time to go to Santa Monica?

When is the best time to go to Santa Monica? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in Santa Monica
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August, September and October
  • Santa Monica has dry periods in June, August and September
  • The coldest months are January, February and December
  • The rainiest months are January and February
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August, September and October

Annual weather in Santa Monica

For full information about the climate and weather in Santa Monica a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 54°F/70°F
February 54°F/68°F
March 58°F/70°F
April 63°F/72°F
May 65°F/74°F
June 70°F/77°F
July 74°F/81°F
August 76°F/83°F
September 74°F/85°F
October 68°F/81°F
November 59°F/76°F
December 54°F/68°F

Weather and climate in Santa Monica

Santa Monica enjoys a warm-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Santa Monica is 76°F (ranging from 68°F in december to 85°F in september). Annual rainfall is 13.5in, with a minimum of 0.2in in june and a maximum of 3.1in in january.
  • From january to april the climate is favorable. the thermometer goes up to 72°F°C and it rains about 3% of the time in april.
  • Between may and october the climate is perfect. At lunchtime, it's 79°F in average and it rains in october about 0.6in.
  • From november to december the climate is good. The temperature rises to 68°F and you can expect to have 2.2in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Santa Monica

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Santa Monica: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Santa Monica

Find out when Santa Monica has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Santa Monica

  • Very low season in Santa Monica
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February and November.
  • Low season in Santa Monica
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March and December.
  • High season in Santa Monica
    The number of visitors to Santa Monica is high in: April, May, June, September and October.
  • Peek season in Santa Monica
    The largest number of tourists visiting Santa Monica is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Santa Monica month by month

Best time for low prices in Santa Monica

Average prices of hotels in Santa Monica month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Santa Monica. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, August is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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