Santa Monica, California: Route 66 - End of the TrailA sign at this spot on the Santa Monica Pier marks the western terminus of Route 66. You have to walk the final 200 feet to get to it.
Santa Monica Pier
- 9 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
- Drive west onto Colorado Ave. until it dead ends at Santa Monica Pier. Then walk straight out on the pier for 200 feet. The sign is just past the Bubba Gump shrimp franchise and just before the Playland arcade.
Visitor Tips and News About Route 66 - End of the Trail
It surely is the end of the road. If you went any further you'd be off the pier and into the water. This is a typical pier boardwalk with all the usual rides - Ferris Wheel, Merry Go Round, Tilt A Whirl. Also all the usual snacks - Funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy and Dogs on a Stick.
What is unusual is the Route 66 theme everywhere. All of the rides feature old time autos and all of the snacks have auto names such as Cadillac Cotton Candy and Edsel Egg Creams. You can buy ANY type of Route 66 souvenirs that you can think of. The end of the Route sign is prominently displayed on the pier.[Valerie McClory, 10/28/2010]