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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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Description: 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
$162*
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Best The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour
$125*
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Santa Monica Surf Lesson

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Love the Pier!

Love the Pier, there is quite a lot to see and do- nice food places to eat at too and such a nice beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Love the Pier, there is quite a lot to see and do- nice food places to eat at too and such a nice beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Santa Monica is a must when in LA. It's got the pier and the nice beaches, and has a safer vibe than Venice Beach.

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Cathedral City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is an great place to see the Pacific Ocean and California beach-goers. The pier is long and wide with a good mix of things to do for families of all ages. There is an aquarium, an amusement center located on the Pier with 13 rides. There are a variety of restaurants and eateries for your dining pleasure and a... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Santa Monica beach by own car. Parking cost is 9 USD. We rent bicycles for 25 USD for the whole day and also rented a surfboard for 30 USD. The kids eere trying to ride the waves 3 hours long, they enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love the Ocean, but California has been a bit tortured lately. The pier was full of fishermen but I don't think many bothered to read the posted sign warning about high levels of toxicity in the various fish that was posted at the pier. There was black sludge collecting on the shoreline that was keeping back all but a... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful LONG walk along this area where mountains and ocean can be seen is very invigorating. People watching, Breathing in the fresh air does wonders for the spirit.

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fell in love with Santa Monica. So much so, I wanted to sell up and move there! Loved the beach and the healthy lifestyle and the nightlife along 3rd Street Promenade in the evening. Santa Monica had everything to offer for a great start to our holiday - fantastic hotels, beautiful beaches, lots to see and do and great night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I live very near here and I have a bias for the beach area in Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. My problem with Santa Monica hotels are the prices. I have put family up at Lowes and paid nearly $400 a night. I could put them up at the Portofino in Redondo for much less than half that... More 

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Esfahan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place to be at night . So many people doing sport activities . Nice bars and restaurants . Very live . Do not miss it . In summer it will be very humid and hot but if you there later at night you escape the heat . Might be a good option if you are with children to avoid... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good for a visit but lack of restaurants with good quality food. Too many tourists around the world, I expected something better. Visit the canals

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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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