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.
Create an itinerary including Ocean Avenue
Ocean Avenue reviews
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 »
The views of the ocean are great! A nice gentle walk above the ocean. Beware of dogs and homeless people sleep sleeping on the grass. more »
Plan your trip to Santa Monica
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Santa Monica
Side trips from Santa Monica
Hidden gems in Santa Monica
Museums in Santa Monica
Nearby attractions in Santa Monica
Kid-friendly things to do in Santa Monica
Trips to Ocean Avenue by other users
31 days in Las Vegas & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Las Vegas Los Angeles 55 days in United States & Cancun BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Lihue Kailua-Kona Hilo 12 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Francisco Yosemite National Park Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM FRANCE New York City Orlando Miami 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Los Angeles Las Vegas San Diego 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM San Francisco Sacramento Yosemite National Park