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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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This is a very rich neigborhood of Los Angeles. Beautiful houses and well dressed people. Certainly worth to spend a day or half.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Like going to a midway. Tourist trap. Really not much to see or do unless you like fast food and buying souvenirs. Parking was expensive also

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very rich neigborhood of Los Angeles. Beautiful houses and well dressed people. Certainly worth to spend a day or half.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was the first visit to L.A. for myself and my wife and we stayed in the Beverley Garland Hotel, North Hollywood, which ive got to say is a wonderful hotel with great staff. We wanted to find a place to visit so went to Santa Monica and specifically the pier. To get there we took the hop on hop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A little overcrowded and touristy but that is expected. Despite that I had a great time with my best friend unwinding on the beach and exploring the local amenities. Lots of restaurants and bars so spoilt for choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Pier was great but it was far to windy today and needed to be out of the wind to make it enjoyable. Coming from Australia find it hard to believe that they call it a beach. Wind got so bad found a great bar across the road from the entry to the Pier brilliant for watching the world go by.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Having taken a holiday to Los Angeles I decided to visit Santa Monica, whilst visiting the town I made my way down to the beach and I was taken aback by the beach and its views. I would thoroughly recommend visiting the beach if you are on holiday in Los Angeles or the surrounding area. The view of the pacific... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Sunshine and the Pacific Ocean. The pier is a must see. Lots of souvenir shops and interesting people. Really enjoyed the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Pier was fun place to visit and a great way to break up the usual by putting your feet in the ocean. End of Route 66 and great way to start beach relaxation. Venice is a good end to beach visits a little South of San Monica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I've absolutly loved this place, it's very relaxing, very beautifull and the beach are amazing and very well preserve. For me the best beach in L.A. Very safe place where you can relax and eat in one of the little restaurants near the sea or even have some fun on the theme park from the pear. Amazing place i just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Santa Monica really is a great place to visit. Fantastic beech and pier, great restaurants and bars, very lively very friendly lots to do and see.

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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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