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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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#8 of 70 in Things to do in Santa Monica
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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California dreams come true at Ocean Avenue, overlooking the Pacific. The street is most famous for containing Santa Monica Pier, a century-old landmark with a Ferris wheel, amusement rides, and games. Popular with sun worshippers of every age, this area also boasts many seafood restaurants. Nearby, you can see the "End of the Route" sign, marking the terminus of legendary Route 66. Use our Santa Monica trip planner to visit Ocean Avenue on your trip to Santa Monica, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Our hotel was on Ocean Ave. We walked to the beach, had a couple nights of great dinners. Lots of people walking around day and night. 
    Our hotel was on Ocean Ave. We walked to the beach, had a couple nights of great dinners. Lots of people walking around day and night.  more »
  • Not much of a view driving south to Venice Beach and Marina del Rey from Santa Monica. From Santa Monica downtown going north, it is more open and the view is better. 
    Not much of a view driving south to Venice Beach and Marina del Rey from Santa Monica. From Santa Monica downtown going north, it is more open and the view is better.  more »

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