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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

#8 of 70 in Things to do in Santa Monica
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Not much of a view driving south to Venice Beach and Marina del Rey from Santa Monica. From Santa Monica downtown going north, it is more open and the view is better.  more »
  • The selection of restaurants and shops is amazing. You really don’t have to leave the area to enjoy your trip it has it all. Only thing is homelessness is a problem here.  more »

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