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Ocean Avenue

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Santa Monica
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Address: Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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+1 310-393-6149

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Good for a stroll

Some pretty buildings here and the views of the beach and PIer below set you up for a visit there. Did not eat here, mainly because the restaurants looked too busy. Found other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Helen G
Pacifica, California
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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some pretty buildings here and the views of the beach and PIer below set you up for a visit there. Did not eat here, mainly because the restaurants looked too busy. Found other parts of Santa Monica had more to offer.

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Los Angeles
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean Avenue is just so wonderful to drive, walk or bike on. The views are breathtaking and sunsets are most magical time to find oneself there.

Thank LAVict0ria
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove along Ocean Avenue on both sides of the pier. It runs parallel to the shoreline with parkland on one side and shops/restaurants on the other. Definitely worth a visit by driving or walking.

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Santa Monica, CA
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232 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ocean Avenue in downtown Santa Monica is the last, main street before you get to the famous Santa Monica pier. On the land side are many restaurants and hotels. Across the street is Palisades Park, a long stretch of passive park/walking path. It's terminus is the Santa Monica pier with The Lobster restaurant. While the 3rd St. Promenade is a... More 

Thank PlumeriaD
Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very crowned at night,but very good view,if you go I prefer day time,so many thing to do for adult and kids.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Oceana and enjoyed looking out over Ocean Avenue. Love to see the different running clubs jogging on Saturday mornings, the skateboarders with ukuleles (lol) and cyclists enjoying the area. Just a beautiful place with huge palms. Obviously lots of traffic but that is to be expected.

Thank Robyn F
Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

not much to tell other than it's very average compared to 3rd St. Promenade. it's regular avenue and lots of people walk or run... it's not that mind blowing

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This area is full of shopping, dining, ocean views, the Pier, and close to lots of hotels and the third street promenade.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is the best people watching, best ocean and sunset watching place. Run, walk, night or day. It is safe to walk the street or Palisades Park pretty much any time, day or night.

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Kenwood, California
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35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband and I just spent our 27th Thanksgiving with our L.A. family and we never miss a chance to walk in the park along Ocean Avenue. On the Headlands overlooking the beach and sparkling Pacific, this is a locals' and visitors' welcome respite from the wild traffic of L.A. Families, runners, walkers, day-trippers and homeless alike enjoy the peaceful... More 

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