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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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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My parents came to Santa Monica in 1948 and saw this spectacular ocean view and stayed forever. The Pacific Ocean is a site you will never tire of and will never want to leave. Enjoy a stroll along Ocean Avenue and share a sunset with someone you love.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The sidewalk that winds along the green grassy area on Ocean Avenue is a perfect place to take a stroll with your dog or other "pet". (Be sure to have your dog on a leash.) Beautiful palm trees adorn the street with fantastic views of the ocean on one side and trendy restaurants on the other. This is a nice... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This street offers great shopping as well as an amazing walking path for amazing views of Santa Monica Pier and Beach.

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los angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It has a fabulous view of the ocean and is right near the 3rd street mall - great shops , delicious restaurants and a few steps to the beach

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
168 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
45 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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