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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 often see movies that make you see these long beaches with surfers and a big ocean then you find yourself and you get chills
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  • We stayed at this hotel Labor Day weekend and had a great experience. The hotel staff is amazing and very accomodating to all your requests. Very modern and clean hotel.  more »
  • Seaside Avenue, with several shops of souvenirs, with restaurants, tattoo shops, tennis courts and other. But I was impressed with the amount of homeless people negatively, especially closer to the pier.
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  • Great place to live, everyone who works there are super nice.
  • Great idea
  • building has mold and significant fire and safety issues

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Where to stay in Santa Monica

Santa Monica's hotels range from luxury to boutique, offering more than 3,500 rooms located at or near the waterfront. Staying at a beachfront resort can cost a bundle, so if you have a limited budget in mind, consider accommodations away from the water. Hotels just a few blocks from the ocean offer comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV at a fraction of the cost charged by their beachfront equivalents. For an even more affordable stay, consider one of the city's inns or motels.
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