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Santa Monica, California (Route 66)

Santa Monica, California, is a vibrant coastal city known for its iconic Santa Monica Pier. The pier, which is over a century old, is a popular tourist destination with its Pacific Park, and the Heal the Bay Aquarium. It’s also the western terminus of the historic Route 66, which stretches over 2,400 miles across the United States, from Chicago to the California coast. This connection to Route 66 adds a layer of historical significance to the Santa Monica Pier, making it not just a fun seaside attraction, but also a symbol of the classic American road trip.

Route 66 Attractions to see in Santa Monica, California.

  1. Will Rogers Memorial Plaque
  2. Corner of Lincoln & Olympic (2nd official End of US 66 1936-1964)
  3. Mel’s Drive In
  4. Santa Monica Pier and End of Trail Sign
  5. Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier




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