Santa Monica is a beautiful city by the sea located in Western Los Angeles County. The area has a population of 87,664 residents. As a large resort area, Santa Monica offers some of the best weather conditions of all cities year round. Santa Monica averages 310 days of sunshine per year, and temperatures tend to remain in the high 70's and low 80's throughout the year. The city is one of the most educated in the world, with as many as 28% of all residents holding college degrees. The city is located just 13 miles from the city of Los Angeles, where travelers can use the Los Angeles International Airport for their commercial flight needs. A car rental is perfect for anyone visiting Santa Monica.