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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 Avenue is very pleasant to walk down, and it is only a block from the beach. We stayed at the Viceroy hotel many times so have a particular fondness for the location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Ocean Avenue is very pleasant to walk down, and it is only a block from the beach. We stayed at the Viceroy hotel many times so have a particular fondness for the location.

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Washington, DC
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ocean Ave could be great but we had a couple of encounters with some scary homeless people. I am not a NIMBY - quite the contrary & most of the homeless were just sleeping all over the park but a couple were screaming and yelling randomly at nothing. Obviously mentally ill & should not have been out there - for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A very busy very trendy street along santa monica blvd great views and always busy day and night and very senic great foto ops

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Glen Head, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There are so many things happening on Ocean Ave that you will never get board. So many places to eat at many bars to hand out and have a drink.

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Düsseldorf
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good place to be in the greater LA area. Love Santa Monika. The 3rd Street promenade is very nice. Good places to eat and shop. Its very clean. Free parking in the garages west of the 3rd street.

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

view is amazing! Specially from the Pier at dawn. it can be a picture perfect quality. not to mention if you go early enough you can catch the fog

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Santa Monica, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a main north-south route which parallels Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and rises above it as one drives north on the bluff, after the peak keep following Ocean down into the canyon. At the traffic signal turn left to reach PCH, turn right to return to Santa Monica. Several hotels and restaurants operate in the commercial district (south end... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed walking on Ocean Avenue many times and would also order Ubers from here when seeing the Pier. At night there can be some street performers but its mostly really nice restaurants and hotels. Santa Monica is an attraction in its self so dont be afraid to walk up from the pier and explore. Go check out 3rd street... More 

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Summit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had a wonderful time biking on the beach. It was so easy since it was completely flat !even the teenagers enjoyed it ! we stopped here and there. Once at some kind of outdoor play area where the teenagers had a lot of fun. then for lunch . I would love to go and rent bikes again.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Some high end hotels on this street help the car watching and beautiful palm trees in the area. Best to be on the east side of the street after dark. Many restaurants from a cheap pizza place to fine dining.

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