Santa Monica, California, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Santa Monica, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Santa Monica, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Santa Monica, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santa Monica, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • N95 masks

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Santa Monica, California, United States of America by month

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January

January in Santa Monica is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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February

If you vacation in Santa Monica during February, you will probably see that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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March

March for Santa Monica is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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April

April is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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May

If you vacation in Santa Monica during May, you are likely to see that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

If you go to Santa Monica in June, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

July in this region is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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August

August is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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September

September is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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October

October in this region is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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November

If you visit Santa Monica during November, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

If you visit Santa Monica during December, you may notice that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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Activities for Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Santa Monica.

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