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“palm trees and ocean views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Avenue

Ocean Avenue
Ranked #5 of 103 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Pacific Palisades, CA
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111 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“palm trees and ocean views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

built on the cliffs above Santas Monica beaches, palisades park offers a welcoming place for runners, walkers and sitting on a bench to admire the ocean view and a view of the Santas Monica Pier with its glorious multicolored
ferris wheel. Across Ocean Avenue sit a string of beach view hotels and restaurants...Blue Plate Oyster Bar, Sushi Roku, Ocean Avenue Seafood Il Fornaio just to name a few. It's a great walk through Northern Santa Monica up to the Pier where you can also lunch at THE LOBSTER, hanging right over the Pier. A slice of Southern California life, so popular with tourists and locals celebrating occasions or just another gorgeous LA day.

Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Its a street.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Cross over to Palisades Park for a great view. There are lots of crosswalks and signals if you need help avoiding traffic.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A nice area to stroll”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

It's in the heart of Santa Monica (overlooking PCH and the beach). Pleasant to walk around if the weather is nice (therefore 320 days a year). Near to 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica Place, the beach, S.M. Pier, bikepath and many stores and restaurants.

Visited December 2012
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Paris, France
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great place to walk and observe people plus the Ocean”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I really enjoyed watching the people on the beach and the nice buildings erected near the beach. Unfortunately, too many homeless people on drugs can be seen all over.

Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Fun, Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

A great place to people watch. Go up and down as far as you want, lots of restaurants, some neat buildings.

Visited December 2012
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