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Ocean Avenue

Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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537 reviews 537 reviews
168 attraction reviews
1,285 helpful votes 1,285 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
83 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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266 reviews 266 reviews
93 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ocean avenue is filled with hotels, restaurants and lots of activities!! Beautiful views of the ocean!! Great place to take a scenic walk

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Took several strolls along ocean avenue. Great walking/jogging paths and scenic views of the ocean mountains sunset pier etc you name it. Great people watching and also the vegetation was quite interesting.

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