Top 7 trips from San Diego to Santa Monica

San Diego to Santa Monica
starting from San Diego
5 minutes → Balboa Park
36 minutes → Carlsbad
32 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Santa Monica









3 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Monica via Anaheim
starting from San Diego
17 minutes → Pacific Beach
15 minutes → Encinitas
36 minutes → Carlsbad
17 minutes → San Clemente
18 minutes → Mission Viejo
22 minutes → Orange County
18 minutes → Anaheim
19 minutes → Little India
21 minutes → Watts Towers Arts Center
26 minutes → Santa Monica


3.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Monica via Anaheim
starting from San Diego
17 minutes → Pacific Beach
15 minutes → Encinitas
36 minutes → Carlsbad
17 minutes → San Clemente
18 minutes → Mission Viejo
22 minutes → Orange County
18 minutes → Anaheim
19 minutes → Little India
21 minutes → Watts Towers Arts Center
26 minutes → Santa Monica


3.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Monica via Huntington Beach
starting from San Diego
26 minutes → Del Mar
36 minutes → Carlsbad
28 minutes → San Onofre State Beach
32 minutes → Laguna Beach
27 minutes → Newport Beach
11 minutes → Huntington Beach
21 minutes → Fortune Cookies Restaurant
17 minutes → Long Beach
25 minutes → Torrance
25 minutes → Hermosa Beach
29 minutes → Santa Monica

4.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Monica via Huntington Beach
starting from San Diego
26 minutes → Del Mar
36 minutes → Carlsbad
28 minutes → San Onofre State Beach
32 minutes → Laguna Beach
27 minutes → Newport Beach
11 minutes → Huntington Beach
21 minutes → Fortune Cookies Restaurant
17 minutes → Long Beach
25 minutes → Torrance
25 minutes → Hermosa Beach
29 minutes → Santa Monica

4.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Monica via Dana Point
starting from San Diego
27 minutes → Torrey Pines State Park
15 minutes → Encinitas
36 minutes → Carlsbad
28 minutes → San Onofre State Beach
17 minutes → San Clemente
10 minutes → Dana Point
22 minutes → Crystal Cove State Park
24 minutes → Little Saigon
17 minutes → Long Beach
25 minutes → Hermosa Beach
42 minutes → Los Angeles
24 minutes → Santa Monica
4.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Monica via Dana Point
starting from San Diego
27 minutes → Torrey Pines State Park
15 minutes → Encinitas
36 minutes → Carlsbad
28 minutes → San Onofre State Beach
17 minutes → San Clemente
10 minutes → Dana Point
22 minutes → Crystal Cove State Park
24 minutes → Little Saigon
17 minutes → Long Beach
25 minutes → Hermosa Beach
42 minutes → Los Angeles
24 minutes → Santa Monica
4.5 hours of driving

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