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Ocean Avenue

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Address: Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-393-6149
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Watching sunrise/sunset

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excellent views

view is amazing! Specially from the Pier at dawn. it can be a picture perfect quality. not to mention if you go early enough you can catch the fog

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

view is amazing! Specially from the Pier at dawn. it can be a picture perfect quality. not to mention if you go early enough you can catch the fog

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Santa Monica, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a main north-south route which parallels Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and rises above it as one drives north on the bluff, after the peak keep following Ocean down into the canyon. At the traffic signal turn left to reach PCH, turn right to return to Santa Monica. Several hotels and restaurants operate in the commercial district (south end... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
61 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed walking on Ocean Avenue many times and would also order Ubers from here when seeing the Pier. At night there can be some street performers but its mostly really nice restaurants and hotels. Santa Monica is an attraction in its self so dont be afraid to walk up from the pier and explore. Go check out 3rd street... More 

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Summit
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had a wonderful time biking on the beach. It was so easy since it was completely flat !even the teenagers enjoyed it ! we stopped here and there. Once at some kind of outdoor play area where the teenagers had a lot of fun. then for lunch . I would love to go and rent bikes again.

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Minneapolis
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Some high end hotels on this street help the car watching and beautiful palm trees in the area. Best to be on the east side of the street after dark. Many restaurants from a cheap pizza place to fine dining.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Its a great ocean view, way higher than the coast line. You can see all the way to Malibu, in the north west direction, and maybe San Pedro in the south direction. Pacific Coast highway will be directly under u, the beach and some beautiful homes. The section by the Pier is always busy and full of Tourists( if you... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lived here for 3 years... can't imagine leaving! Fabulous views of the Pacific and unbeatable sunsets...Great local facilities, fabulous restaurants and a Brit Pub (Kings Head on Santa Monica Boulevard) only 2 minutes walk away. Life just doesn't get better! :-)

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New Haven, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's become one of my favorite places in the southern California area, the view of the Pacific Ocean, hotels, restaurants, shops, people, great vibe..

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

lots of restaurants, hotels set along this park lined avenue which is the heart of santa monica by the ocean. street parking with meters can be found, or arrive early to get a close parking space. you can walk to the pier or promenade of just enjoy the great water views.

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What's not to like, its an avenue on the ocean! From the restaurants to the shops to the ocean, everything about it is awesome!

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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