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This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel and other rides, famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round and fantastic views of the bay and the mountains.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
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Reviewed yesterday

For anyone travelling to Los Angeles, you must go to the Santa Monica Pier. You've probably seen it in movies your whole life and then you are there! Beautiful scenery, shopping, eateries, rides, etc., like nowhere else!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MunchSYD
Reviewed yesterday

Visited at night, great with all the lights and amusement rides. Plenty of stalls to browse and shop and also bars and restaurants

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hannibal611
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take a break from amusement park...see Santa Monica Pier. It has the Biardwalk and the beach. Relax...

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PickyPickyTracy_CA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love love Santa Monica. Trip to LA wouldnt be the same if we didn't come here. The day was glorious.. just walking around checking everything out. We did walk along to Venice Beach but personally prefer Santa Monica.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JaneE384
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I thought it was a cool place to visit. It's like a carnival on the pier which I'd beautiful at night when it's all lit up. You can see people with amazing talents and nice carnival food. I really enjoyed my visit there. The ocean...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nikkiah
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My Husband and I visited whilst on vacation and although we went in the day so didn't see it all lit up we both felt slightly underwhelmed. There is a lot of homeless around (there's a lot where we live but this was another level)...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Santa Monica Pier really is a place you go once so you can you have been there. You can see parts of it that you recognise from films, enjoy the buskers, buy a tacky souvenir and go to Bubba Gump Shrimp to immerse yourself in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank G169UQkirstys
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a beautiful time at the pier. A lot smaller than I expected, but it was a lot of fun to walk around and see everything. Views of the ocean and of nearby LA and Malibu were breath taking.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ssims003
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not sure what to expect, but we were somewhat underwhelmed when we visited the pier. It did celebrate the end of route 66 by way of souvenirs, but on the whole, the pier was mainly a row of shops and restaurants with a few fairground...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Fi55y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must see. The pier was awesome and much bigger than I thought it would be. Looks just like the movies. Wish we could have seen it at night.

Date of experience: October 2019
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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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nicolesO12PT
13 September 2019|
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Response from 660rickd | Reviewed this property |
30 minutes or so, depending on traffic and time of day you go.
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nicolesO12PT
8 August 2019|
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Response from seatowngetawaygirl | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you can buy all-day wristbands: see the pacific park website. They're currently $31.45 (8 and over) and $17.05 (7 and younger).
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CeeCee Winford M
28 May 2019|
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Costco has a 4 pack for about $100
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