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Santa Monica Visitor Center

1400 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2117
+1 310-393-7593
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Nostalgic and Fun

If you've got any sense of nostalgia, then Route 66 will hold some mystique for you. Well, this is... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
eluper
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Albany, NY
A must go place for Petrolheads (Gas heads)

Amazing place to visit to get more insights into the Route #66 and other interseting things re... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
KEVIN R
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London, United Kingdom
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1400 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2117
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you've got any sense of nostalgia, then Route 66 will hold some mystique for you. Well, this is the end of the line. Fun to be there and some great photo opportunities by the sign and on the pier. Worth a few minutes!

Thank eluper
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Amazing place to visit to get more insights into the Route #66 and other interseting things re Santa Monicas past history including the Douglas aircraft factory and second world war activities there. The city on how it coped in the Great Depression is also interesting...More

Thank KEVIN R
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Although familiar with the area now and drive mostly, we decided to get a bus to Venice and there are lots of buses and routes...the lady was glad to help..thanks!

Thank worldwide002
Reviewed 18 October 2016

They had any and all information to make a trip to Santa Monica, Los Angeles and the entire metro area successful and pleasant for a visitor. Really appreciated the courtesy and helpfulness of the center attendant.

Thank Lanamamaomaha
Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you need any local information on how to find your way or local bus routes etc. then this is the place to go . On the sea front just along from the pier , very helpful staff

Thank Jangransutton
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The attendant was extremely helpful and courteous to us. She listened and answered all our questions. She provided us with good materials to help us make our own decision.

Thank MattJane
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were able to ask questions and pick up maps and brochures thtat were helpful for planning our days! Nice young man working in center.

Thank MSMom1961
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Sensible for anyone to visit if you are contemplating spending any tie in the area - so much to enjoy and you do need local knowledge to make the most of it. Well located near all the main attractions.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great resource with updated tips to enjoy local attractions. Maps are current with helpful tips even for locals. I've lived in the area awhile & always learn something new from the visitor center.

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I bought some postcards at reasonable prices and took a photo or two...good stuff. Route 66 is always a good idea.

Thank MeMeDaVinci
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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
...More
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Evie G
We want to go to see the Queen Mary at Long Beach. Is there public transport down there? If not can you suggest a way of getting there. We don't have our own transport.
16 April 2017|
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slw780
Hi Our family planing to travell LA in September 2016. Decide to stay in Santa Monica . We want to visit Universal studio, LA main city and other interesting places. Only stay in 4 nights. Would you be able to suggest tour plan including accomodation. After that we drive to Las Vegas . And stay in 3 nights. Please advise . Thanks
12 February 2016|
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It's not much time to stay in Santa Monica and LA. Universal Studios is a ¾ day trip Disneyland is a 1 - 2 day trip If you have small children downtown LA has a wonderful Children's Museum and the Museum of Science and... More
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Lindsey B
is there parking at the visitor center
27 July 2015|
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There is street metered parking at the Visitor's Center on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica, you could park in the Visitor's Parking on 2nd St just below Wilshire Blvd and walk there. The parking is free for the first hour or so... More
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