Top 14 road trips from Santa Monica

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




3 hours of driving
Santa Monica to San Luis Obispo
starting from Santa Monica
1 hour → Ventura
29 minutes → Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo



3.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Big Sur
starting from Santa Monica
1 hour → Ventura
1 hour → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
1 hour → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
21 minutes → Big Sur


5.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Monterey
starting from Santa Monica
43 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
27 minutes → Monterey

6.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Las Vegas
starting from Santa Monica
1 hour → Mt Baldy
1.5 hours → Barstow
50 minutes → Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
43 minutes → Worlds tallest thermometer!
1 hour → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
44 minutes → Sky Combat Ace
23 minutes → Las Vegas

6.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Carmel
starting from Santa Monica
43 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
31 minutes → Carmel

6.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Santa Cruz
starting from Santa Monica
43 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
58 minutes → Monterey
49 minutes → Santa Cruz

7.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Phoenix
starting from Santa Monica
52 minutes → Disneyland
1.5 hours → Oak Glen
48 minutes → Palm Springs
1 hour → Desert Center
1 hour → Ripley
2.5 hours → Maricopa County
36 minutes → Phoenix

8.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Sedona
starting from Santa Monica
52 minutes → Disneyland
1.5 hours → Palm Springs
2 hours → Ehrenberg
2.5 hours → Buckeye
2 hours → Montezuma Castle National Monument
29 minutes → Sedona


9.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Carmel By the Sea
starting from Santa Monica
21 hours → Grapevine
32 minutes → Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
1 hour → Cass Winery
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
31 minutes → Carmel By the Sea

26 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Sausalito
starting from Santa Monica
21 hours → Grapevine
1 hour → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1 hour → Steven Kent and La Rochelle Winery
56 minutes → Alcatraz
9 minutes → Sausalito
27.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Napa
starting from Santa Monica
21 hours → Grapevine
1 hour → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Livermore
1 hour → Napa

27.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to San Francisco
starting from Santa Monica
21 hours → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
46 minutes → Kettleman City
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
53 minutes → Modesto
54 minutes → Livermore
54 minutes → San Francisco

27.5 hours of driving
Santa Monica to Sonoma
starting from Santa Monica
21 hours → Grapevine
1 hour → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1 hour → Tesla Vintners
1.5 hours → Sonoma

28 hours of driving

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