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“Lovely views”
Review of Ocean Avenue

Ocean Avenue
Ranked #5 of 104 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Perth, Australia
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1,042 reviews
466 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,456 helpful votes
“Lovely views”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Ocean Ave is a great place to get both views of the ocean and do a spot of people watching. If you want to sit and watch the sunset with a drink in hand then this is the place. There are some lovely parks along the way and the first Friday of each month lots of food trucks around for a great meal.

Visited October 2012
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Mirabel, Qc
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366 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
“Great views and great walks”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Ocean blv has nice hotels and condo buildings but he real pleasure on Ocean blv is to walk the path of Palissade park, on the ocean side of the street. Best spot to catch the sunset. Ocean blv is up the cliff from the ocean and beach. (See reviews of Palissade Parks for more details).
Stay away from Ocean blv with you car... park down the cliff, at the beach's parking lots (huge) and walk the steps up to Ocean blv and Palissade park.

Visited September 2012
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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406 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Ocean Avenue has great views and greater people-watching”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

One of the best strolls in the country. Watch out for the homeless, though. They are harmless, but might scare grandma or the kids.

Visited October 2012
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Manhattan Beach, California
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168 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Lots of traffic. Very crowded. Not much to see. Not worth it.”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

There is a lot of traffic. Very crowded. Really there is not much to see. Not worth going to see because you can go to Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach for a much better view and more restaurants and excitement.

Visited March 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good for people watching”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great past time. Grab a happy hour drink and sit outside and watch the colorful,array of passerbys. Plenty of happy hours bars to choose from. A must in Santa Monica

Visited September 2012
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