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Santa Monica Bay

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Address: 322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-576-6615
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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate...

Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.

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Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour
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Santa Monica Private Surf Lesson

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Annenberg Public Beach House

Be sure and visit the Annenberg Public Beach House. It replaces the long-gone 100 room "beach house' of Marion Davies, mistress of William Randolph Hearst. One 7,500 sq. ft. guest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Nashville, Tennessee

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Bellaire, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historic place with some charm. Not to many choices for eating or entretaiment and they are a little expensive

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure and visit the Annenberg Public Beach House. It replaces the long-gone 100 room "beach house' of Marion Davies, mistress of William Randolph Hearst. One 7,500 sq. ft. guest house remains from the days of when Ms. Davies had a 100-room "cottage' by the sea.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Santa Monica as part of a tour on a hop off hop on bus tour it was really easy to get .The pier is fantastic fun and great afternoon with the family with awesome variety of cafes around you. It's a must while you're visiting Los Angeles

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pier is a place I have always wanted to visit and was worried it would not live up to expectations. The walk from Venice Beach to Santa Monica was eye-opening with people accosting me every 2 minutes for money or listening to music. Once I was past the shopping precinct, the pier was in sight and I was happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the beach was nice, could just lie there and relax. the iconic pier was there too. pacific park, and the view there!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a good walk though it’s quite far away from the water. It’s an excellent place for physical activities: volley-ball, football, etc

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expecting too much maybe? Do you have to be a local to enjoy this location? An unfortunate experience.

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Fort Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is one of the places in LA that you have to see. Great beach, the iconic pier and a number of great restaurants (with stunning outdoor seating) within walking distance.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our second stay at Santa Monica and it did not disappoint. This is a great place to unwind after touring the States prior to the long flight back to down under.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Santa Monica for the evening. We were able to see a beautiful sunset, and enjoyed walking along the board walk to Venice Beach. We also went onto the pier and went on a ride or two. The ride tickets are quite expensive, it is better to buy a pass, but we only wanted to go on one... More 

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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 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.
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