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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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A pleasant walk but not much going on

There are some nice hotels along Ocean Avenue, as well as some pretty impressive condos. Not a lot of restaurants or nightspots, although the Fairmont has a popular one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
davemh333
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some nice hotels along Ocean Avenue, as well as some pretty impressive condos. Not a lot of restaurants or nightspots, although the Fairmont has a popular one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this area of California. Its real close to the airport, within 10 miles. It has the feel of small towns along the ocean. People milling about with outdoor activities, great street and sea side restaurants for all budgets, dog parks, bike trails, walking, access to the beach or just drive up the coast for some of the most... More 

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Thank Mark D
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242 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To me its just another road.Highlights are beautiful beaches,pier,mountains on one side and multi storey buildings at the other side.3rd street promenade is 2 blocks east from here.

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Thank Naureen Y
Vancouver, Canada
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181 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ocean ave runs along the beach of Santa Monica. The walk way is wide and full of runners, joggers, walkers and cyclists. It's a great place to grab a coffee and people watch or just go for a stroll. The original Muscle beach is located near the Pier so walking by is a cool experience.

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Thank onip1969
Davenport, Iowa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Large selection of food type restaurants are found on this street. Many different events also held here. Nearby to the original muscle beach.

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Thank dean p
Malaga, Spain
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you have pleanty of time an dwant just walk along, so it place to go. Santa monica Pier, nice beach, pubs...We had a nice relaxing walk there.

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Thank JuliaGero
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Ocean Avenue is a street that runs along the beach almost the width of Santa Monica. It goes from the upscale area of San Vicente all the way to Ocean Park and Venice. On one side is Palisades Park a long stretch of park that has beautiful ocean views. It was deeded to the city by a wealthy land owner... More 

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2 Thank Morris K
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I love walking and running along Ocean Avenue. It runs above PCH and provides one of the best vantage points for see the Pacific Ocean.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ocean Avenue is a wonderful place to exercise, walk your dog, stop for a bite to eat, enjoy the sunset, people watch, or take in the soothing view of the waves on the shore.

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Thank Susanne V
Santa Paula, CA
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158 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Sunny with a chance of surf. Drive out of LAX along Highway 1. Local radio stations give traffic updates. Stay on Lincoln through Venice to Santa Monica...to get onto Ocean, remain in town and drive toward the beach...exit to the Pacific Coast Highway (again 1) to Malibu direction. This coast is awesome.

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