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“people watching central!”
Review of Ocean Avenue

Ocean Avenue
Ranked #5 of 105 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

this is a great place to find a bench and sit and watch the ocean waves and all the people jogging, roller blading, walking their dogs, hanging out, and just being happy go lucky crazy beach loving Californians!

Thank Robin B
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

One side has running / bike path closer to beach. The other side runs from residential to hotels to restaurants. Even coming from a big city, the number of homeless folks was noticeable.

Thank 78chevy
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Fantastic view. shopping and restaurants nearby. A happening place frequented by the residents of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Hollywood and Los Angeles. Tourists oh yes.....many many tourists from all over the world.

1  Thank paul_nancy1
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

A lovely place to stroll in the late afternoon on a hot summers day. During our short stay in Santa Monica it became our routine each day to stroll along the beach side of Ocean Avenue admiring the beautifully kept gardens & enjoying the cooling ocean breeze. We would then cross the road & call into one of the many bars for happy hour.

1  Thank Fernsie
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Vibrant and great restaurants/bars where you can enjoy cocktails and people watch. Happy hours are a must!

1  Thank Jodiej22
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