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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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Hot or warm with a breeze

Want to go for a stroll and enjoy the warm weather? No place like Ocean Avenue for that. Of course you may consider some shopping and some scenic pictures too. You may also try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dulce W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Want to go for a stroll and enjoy the warm weather? No place like Ocean Avenue for that. Of course you may consider some shopping and some scenic pictures too. You may also try skating through. Take water and use sunblock.

Thank Dulce W
Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love the view in this specific area! It does attract a lot of tourism but not enough to be any kind of huge burden. The traffic does suck on the weekends and during rush hour so I'd avoid driving in this area if possible.

Thank Thomas T
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful whether by day, sunset or evening. Great area for walking and exploring, and maybe a few relaxing drinks along the way. Could be really busy at times. If I came back to LA I'd be looking accommodation along here, relaxing, beautiful and your close to restaurants and bars. Spend as long or as little time here as you want.

Thank KiwiKerry53
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very different from Venice, but lovely, a nice main street with bands playing, nice shops, a very enjoyable feeling of southern California

Thank Paul R
Marlboro, New Jersey, USA
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always come here on my business trips just to walk and take in the awesome view of the ocean. Clears your head and just puts you in a good place. Love it every time

Thank BIGMIKE275
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a wonderful place to sit and watch the sun go... the waves come and the people passing by. the Pacific at its finest ...

Thank shust
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a stroll along Ocean and take your pick of wonderful restaurants, or just sit on a bench and stare out into the Pacific Ocean!

Thank Robin R
Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ocean Avenue is a great place to walk - you have stores and restaurants on one side and the ocean and parks on the other. You are sure to see celebrities if you walk here as the Ivy on the Shore restaurant is on this stretch. Enjoy the sunshine and people watching.

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like staying in Santa Monica because you are on the ocean and away from the crowds, cars, and smog of LA. Also, many nice restaurants but no Chinese in walking distance of this area.

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ocean ave. runs along the ocean, on the bluffs, with restrauants on one side and a park on the bluffs above the ocean on the other. It is close to major shopping, beaches, walkways and bike paths. A great way to see Santa Monica and a taste of the Calfiornia lifestyle in all its varents.

Thank Tio d

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