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Ocean Avenue

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

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A very pleasant drive and lots to see and appreciate the California life style. Lots of folks parked along the road where they is access to the beach. Lovely homes with great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A very pleasant drive and lots to see and appreciate the California life style. Lots of folks parked along the road where they is access to the beach. Lovely homes with great views. Expensive real estate for sure. A pleasant drive in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful straightaway with hotels, restaurants, and the Pacific Ocean right before you. I found myself just losing track of time staring out at sea and Santa Monica Pier from up high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We walked Ocean Ave., There are MANY great restaurants if that is what you are after. There are also a few stores, a nice stroll on your way to the pier.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I stayed in a friend apartment for two days here on the ocean avenue. The views nice and the location is just perfect for me to take a walk around the beach and relax enjoying my lazy day. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It only runs less than a mile, but offers an unequalled panoramic vista of the Santa Monica Bay and winding coast line from Santa Monica to Malibu, it is the western border of the beautiful city named after St. Monica. Here are beautiful boutique hotels, eateries and the gorgeous Palisades Park atop the sandstone cliffs that border Pacific Coast Highway... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great park above the beach that always seems to calm my nerves to reflect upon nature's beauty. This makes for an excellent exercise path as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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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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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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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