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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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  • Love the walk, on one hand looking down to the wonderful Santa Monica Beach, on the other side, such diversity with hotels, cafes, The Promenade. Great to be here for the sunsets.  more »
  • This is the top of the famous bluff in Santa Monica. a beautiful mile walks in the park on top of the bluff, You may want to do it in the morning since the afternoon could be windy.  more »
  • Take a walk on Ocean Ave just before sunrise. Bring your camera and take multiple shots of the amusement park with the changing neon lights. The views of the ocean are great and then face east and tak...  more »
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  • 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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