Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

Santa Monica, California

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If you’ve journeyed 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles you’ll probably want to celebrate the accomplishment. There is no better place to do so than here: the Route 66 End of the Trail Sign in Santa Monica, California.

The End of Trail sign is located at Santa Monica Pier in California. It’s much different than your average Route 66 shield sign. The white sign features 66 in bold letters in a circle topped with the words “Santa Monica” and over the words “End of the Trail.”

Though this sign has become a famous destination, the actual end of Route 66 isn’t the Pacific Ocean or Santa Monica Pier. Before being decommissioned in the 80s, the road originally came to an end at the corner of 7th and Broadway in downtown LA and, later, extended to Lincoln and Olympic Boulevards in Santa Monica.

But, symbolically, the ocean seems more apropos for a picture-perfect ending.

On November 10, 2009 an “End of the Trail” sign was erected at Santa Monica Pier, serving as the “spiritual end of Route 66.”

Find this sign on Santa Monica Pier, past the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and in front of the 66-to-Cali information kiosk and gift shop.

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Route 66 End of the Trail Sign in Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

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Santa Monica Pier, 330 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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6am-10pm

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Where to Stay Near the Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest at the beginning or end of your journey with a stay at one of these Santa Monica hotels near Route 66.

The Georgian

The Georgian Hotel has been serving the Hollywood greats since 1933 and is recognized as one the most visually stunning and iconic establishments on the California coast. Spend the night in a stylish suite with an ocean view, dine on their famed coastal cuisine, and have the beach right at your doorstep.

The Beacon

The Beacon is an Old Hollywood hotel built in 1928. Conveniently located right across from Santa Monica Beach, you can head to the sand or stay in to enjoy the hotel’s art-deco glamour along with the hot tub, cabanas, soaking bathtubs , fitness room, and Roku TV.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows was developed in the 1920s on the site of a 19th-century estate. Over the years this Santa Monica hotel has hosted a variety of Hollywood stars, including Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe. Stay in an ocean-view room or enjoy one of the charming 1930s bungalows.

Enhance your visit to Los Angeles with a tour! Whether you love sightseeing, Hollywood movies, or family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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