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Ocean Avenue

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Santa Monica
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Address: Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-393-6149

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What a great drive.

This is a great way to see the coast and the drive is wonderful. There are plenty of places to stop and see. Gas stations and food are available also. Triple Forks Hunting

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to see the coast and the drive is wonderful. There are plenty of places to stop and see. Gas stations and food are available also. Triple Forks Hunting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost nicer than being on the beach if it is crowded!! There is a nice walkway with trees and the Santa Monica statue as well as various really cool old buildings/hotels to see. Really nice.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lined with bike paths and pedestrians this road lines the ocean bluffs. There are several beautiful hotels that line this avenue. Try some of the restaurants that offer great flavor with a beautiful sunset. A great drive but be patient as many are crossing to view the iconic Pier. As beautiful as the drive is be cautious for tourists which... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views of the beach, lovely restaurants and lots of sunshine. A lovely street along the sea front...

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking along Ocean Avenue past the old beach cottages, deco hotels and modern high-rises is a great experience.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Umm, I'm not trying to be negative but this is a wonderful location spoilt by a significant number of homeless people, some of whom were quite prepared to abuse and shout at tourists/locals alike. The walking/running tracks and paths are excellent, we'll sign posted, clean and tidy. Maybe a little more could be done with information boards about the area,... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Ocean Avenue features excellent running and jogging paths on Palisades Park which runs parallel to Ocean Ave. as well as street bike lanes, but is fairly busy and if you are a novice walk the bike until you reach the pier and coast to the beach bike path. Ocean Ave is a main thoroughfare to Pacific Coast Highway, is close... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Each time we visit LA we stay on this wonderful Ave, it has everything from the hustle and bustle of the pier and restaurants to the more sedate end to the north and of course Palisades Park and uninterupted views of the ocean.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

You'll see a lot of locals taking strolls down Ocean. There are absolutely gorgeous views of the ocean and even Santa Monica mountains on a clear day.

Thank abigailalicex
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Great area to walk around, get something to eat, have a picnic or just take in the sights. Lots to see and do.

Thank Lynnette2014

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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