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Ocean Avenue

Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-393-6149
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Ranked #8 of 37 Attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Watching sunrise/sunset

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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ocean Avenue offers GREAT restaurants such as the IVY, and is close to 3rd STREET PROMENADE which is renowned for street performers, AN APPLE store, and plenty of parking and a mall full of retailers

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Essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This avenue is right on the seafront with the 3rd street promo are situated just behind it. Great location and amazing sunset views from here

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Youngstown, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We just returned from 8 days in Santa Monica, and we walked Ocean Ave every single day. Great for people-watching, as well as spectacular views...and fabulous sunsets! You have terrific restaurants and hotels on one side, and the Pacific Ocean down below the bluffs on the other side. Palisades Park is very well taken care of, and Santa Monica Pier/Pacific... More 

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WInchester VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Enjoyed the area being this was the first time I have been to the west coast in 30 years. Loved walking around also and looking at the views.

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Staffordshire united Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We take a walk on a regular basis when visiting our Son and his young family who live in Santa Monica it is a people watchers paradise the keep fit fanatics the rough sleepers but the views from the top of the Bluff are amazing you can take a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk anything goes that's what makes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The views from here are nothing less than spectacular. I mean, they are seriously breathtaking. It's a nice place to take a breather in the fast paced LA world!

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Dallas, Texas
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1,029 reviews 1,029 reviews
497 attraction reviews
1,037 helpful votes 1,037 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a great place to come for a stroll, take in the scenery, people watch and grab some food and drinks. We came here late morning on a weekday. We parked easily and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. Later we drove through on a weekend and it was absolutely chaos, people everywhere. If you want a nice casual... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This avenue has it all. Beautiful, jaw-dropping scenery and first class restaurants and hotels. What more can you hope for?

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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ocean Avenue is a nice place to just stroll and watch the action with lots of restaurants and coffee shops. Stop by the park and see the entertainment.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our hotel was on Ocean Avenue so we spend a lot of time around this area. My favourite thing about Ocean Avenue is the amount of restaurants and the array of food on offer. My faves where Watergrill and Blue Plate Taco.

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