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Santa Monica Visitor Center

1400 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2117
+1 310-393-7593
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Staff there make it very easy for you with great suggestions. In a great location and easy to find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
At the pier

Walking by the pier, magnificent view of the bay, plenty of places to eat and hang out.Muscle beach... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Isabel B
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1400 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2117
Santa Monica
+1 310-393-7593
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff there make it very easy for you with great suggestions. In a great location and easy to find. Good selection of maps

Thank Daneander
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Walking by the pier, magnificent view of the bay, plenty of places to eat and hang out.Muscle beach close by

Thank Isabel B
Reviewed October 14, 2017

If you are new to the area then the Santa Monica Visitor Center can give you information and brochures on things to see and do in Santa Monica and the South Bay.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed September 17, 2017

there is a lot of many various things - I recommend buying something at this place as the prices are not too high (the END or Route 66 plate)

Thank AlexaKPL
Reviewed March 8, 2017

If you've got any sense of nostalgia, then Route 66 will hold some mystique for you. Well, this is the end of the line. Fun to be there and some great photo opportunities by the sign and on the pier. Worth a few minutes!

Thank eluper
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Amazing place to visit to get more insights into the Route #66 and other interseting things re Santa Monicas past history including the Douglas aircraft factory and second world war activities there. The city on how it coped in the Great Depression is also interesting...More

Reviewed December 2, 2016

Although familiar with the area now and drive mostly, we decided to get a bus to Venice and there are lots of buses and routes...the lady was glad to help..thanks!

Thank worldwide002
Reviewed October 17, 2016

They had any and all information to make a trip to Santa Monica, Los Angeles and the entire metro area successful and pleasant for a visitor. Really appreciated the courtesy and helpfulness of the center attendant.

Thank Lanamamaomaha
Reviewed September 22, 2016

If you need any local information on how to find your way or local bus routes etc. then this is the place to go . On the sea front just along from the pier , very helpful staff

Thank Jangransutton
Reviewed July 13, 2016

The attendant was extremely helpful and courteous to us. She listened and answered all our questions. She provided us with good materials to help us make our own decision.

Thank MattJane
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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February 12, 2016|
Response from L B |
It's not much time to stay in Santa Monica and LA. Universal Studios is a ¾ day trip Disneyland is a 1 - 2 day trip If you have small children downtown LA has a wonderful Children's Museum and the Museum of Science and... More
Lindsey B
July 26, 2015|
Response from L B |
There is street metered parking at the Visitor's Center on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica, you could park in the Visitor's Parking on 2nd St just below Wilshire Blvd and walk there. The parking is free for the first hour or so... More