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Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
+1 310-393-6149
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ocean Avenue is a busy street but the sidewalks are wide and there are numerous restaurants and shops along the way. You'll pay a small fortune to park nearby so leave your car at your hotel's valet and stroll here after dinner or while exploring...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live in LA then unfortunately you take places like this for granted. When you look at all the tourists and the wonderment look in their faces you get it. The walk overlooking the ocean and beach from above is truly pretty special. There...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank StationToStation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something about traveling down Wilshire Boulevard and having it terminate at Ocean Avenue and the wide expanse of park always underlines the sense of the US having an actual terminus to it. It's a great walking area, with fantastic ocean and beach views, and even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank profits101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the world's best views are from Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. People enjoy Palisades Park there and the sea views and also the views of the entire Santa Monica Bay from Malibu in the north to Palos Verdes in the South. Usually, Catalina...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jetCalif_
Reviewed January 22, 2019

We enjoy the walk on the water side of Ocean Ave on its nice pathways. You can always cross the street to visit a restaurant as needed. The views along the ocean are wonderful. The pier is more crowded and feels more like a carnival....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank waterandmore
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Has everything; a good place for just walking and enjoying the sights and wonderful sunsets; on the other side of the road is an array of good shopping and cafes of all descriptions.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Great place to walk. Very refreshing wind. Lovely view all through it. Full with people, full of life. Just enjoy it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bilge S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fabulous views and great Restaurants and choice hotels make this the place to be in Santa Monica. Go!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Go in the morning....go in the evening.....go at sunset You will always walk away feeling great...amazing views...places to sit.....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 653fayef
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had a one day stopover in Santa Monica so we caught a Uber to Venice Beach and walked back along the beachfront to Santa Monica. What a lovely relaxing walk enjoying the sights of the path and amazing real estate that fronts the waters....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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