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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

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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. By using our Santa Monica tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Ocean Avenue and other attractions in Santa Monica.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We stayed just one block behind Ocean Avenue on 2nd Street. This was ideal as we were able to forget our car for 4 days and enjoyed walking in the fresh ocean air. Santa Monica is a clean beachside lo...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    When in Los Angeles you must come to Santa Monica. When in Santa Monica you MUST go along Ocean Avenue. It is getting to be more and more of an iconic drive which you can compare to some of the best i...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Lovely walk. Palm trees, ocean view, sea breeze, overlooks the beach. Lots of jogging, yoga and dog strolling going on. Doing this walk puts my family in a happy mood. Yes, you could drive it - but wi...  more »
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  • January 11, 2017
    Great place to live, everyone who works there are super nice.
  • October 12, 2016
    Great idea
  • September 27, 2014
    building has mold and significant fire and safety issues

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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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