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Ocean Avenue

Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-393-6149
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Ranked #7 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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228 reviews 228 reviews
130 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

great place for sunset pictures over the water. very scenic as it is from an elevated vantage point. good area to people watch and general outdoor activities such as jogging walking biking.

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Then you'll love walking alone Ocean. You are quite a ways above the beach, but the view is specular. Even on a hot day there is usually a nice breeze.

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Brasilia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Shangri-la hotel is in the ocean avenue where you can walk, jogging and amusements during sundays with free shows. The view is fantastic. I really enjoyed beeing there.also there was the cirque de soleil!

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Brandon, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Ocean Avenue is a great place to be introduced to the Pacific Coast. There are many restaurants of all types that provide outdoor seating with great views. It is a nice walk down Ocean to get the "lay of the land" and decide which restaurant to try. It is a great break from the Third Street Promenade. I left my... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
41 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice way to have a leisurely walk down the coast with a nice breeze to cool you off. Ours culminated in the Santa Monica pier and then up to the third avenue promenade. Only downside were all the homless persons who camp out there. Basically harmless, but take away from the experience, as in all of Santa Monica. One person... More

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Drive down, park in the middle, but you'll have to find that for yourself or ask your concierge. Funky fun.

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New York City, New York
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585 reviews 585 reviews
181 attraction reviews
1,558 helpful votes 1,558 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Ocean Avenue runs along the water in Santa Monica, go for a walk. I prefer the shopping street which has many speciality shops and several restaurants to choose from. I love to find stuff on sale. I have had lunch at there a few times and always enjoyed my meals there. One restaurant I frequent lets me leave my car... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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83 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Ocean drive is the main route above the beach and is bordered by big buildings on one side and Palisades Park on the other. The lower beach road below the bluffs is part of the Pacific highway. A good place to walk.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The sidewalks of this avenue have been filmed in countless movies and television shows. It really is the most Southern Californian feeling walk you could take. People are all fitness freaks but very friendly happy people.

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Santa Clarita, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you want to see what defines ca, go here and visit the coastal line. Venice Beach will show you a diversified crowd and how fun life can be without barriers.

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