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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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Ocean Ave provides parks, beach access, the Santa Monica pier and great food drink and people watching!

Ocean Ave is lined on one side with upscale hotels many with roof top bars. That side also has high end apartments, condos and a variety of nice restaurants many with excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Ocean Ave is lined on one side with upscale hotels many with roof top bars. That side also has high end apartments, condos and a variety of nice restaurants many with excellent views of the Santa Monica pier and beach/ocean. The other side of Ocean Ave is pacific palisades park, and access paths to the pier beach and pacific ocean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Note that in Santa Monica, on the beach is Ocean Front walk. Next you get High Way One parallel to the beach and only then Ocean Avenue proper which is the same thing as 1st Street from the street grid pattern counting. West of Ocean Avenue is still a nice little park with lovely walkways giving great views of the... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It's a nice walk along the coast. It was pleasant while we were there and my kids enjoyed the walk. We stopped at a few places. The weather in LA is great. A nice time.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Classic Santa Monica roadway running parallel with cliff edges of the adjacent park. Has Hotels & Restaurants on East side & the park w walking paths & beach / ocean views from the West side.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Friday night is a great time to stroll on Ocean Ave. At sunset the sky was spectacular as the clouds lit up with reds and oranges complmenting the Palisades. People watching is fun with all of the fancy eateries along the sidewalk and shops. Great evening enjoying the scene.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A walk along Ocean Avenue brings the whole reality of LA together with charm, crazy and beautiful all together.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My mom and I stayed in a hotel on this road and it was just gorgeous! We were in walking distance of the beach, The Pier, and plenty of places to eat! I wish there were more souvenir/touristy shops nearby or shopping in general on this road! It was mostly hotels and restaurants, but we still loved it! Just gorgeous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The place to hang out - close to the beach and nice view to the Pier. Take a walk and feel the atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We arrived on a relaxed sunny Sunday afternoon and spent several hours just enjoying the atmosphere and surroundings.

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Santa Monica, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

a nice place to look at the ocean and go for a several block walk, but a lot of the tourists seem selfish and rude.

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Address: Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-393-6149
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica

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