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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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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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.