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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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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  • We stayed at Seablue hotel(formerly "the hotel California and had a room over lookingOcean Ave.was pretty cool.  more »
  • More surprising and traffic on the beach immediately next to the road that was going slowly and enjoy the drive and could not drive too slowly.
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  • Its a beautiful road no doubt but the traffic takes away from all the pleasure. Stop and go traffic at all times of the day, you need to do this road early morning or late evening to make it worth whi...  more »
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