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Santa Monica Pier

Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-458-8900
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Ranked #10 of 36 Attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Fishing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

You just have to walk it even if just once. In fact, with the commercialisation of everything some of the magic is gone but still worth the visit. Official end of Route 66 so if you have a hint of interest in the all american road then you would need to buy at least something here. For me the magic... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This place is exciting and very busy. Children loved it. Rides for the kids, food and entertainment. A must to see if you are nearby.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful view. We didn't go to the park attractions, just stayed at the pier enjoying the sun and the horizon across the ocean. If you are around LA, don't miss this iconic place.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

No visit is complete without a stroll down the pier. Lots of things to do if your bored, otherwise just relax and enjoy the views.

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Solna, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The end of Route 66 is a good excuse to go there as well as the restaurants and the day and nightlife. A wee bit touristy but it is an icon to visit!

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Miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A bit touristy but nice just to walk around and take in the sights and sounds. Makes you feel like a kid again. Also beautiful oceanside setting for eating funnel cake and cotton candy. We went at night so the neon lights were great. However, when we arrived the ferris wheel was closed even though their website said it should... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

It is a very classic place to visit after lunch, so you can see the sunset from the pier. Restaurants are not as expensive as San Francisco's, and there are some good options. We had a great dinner at Al Mare. The beach is not really beautiful, but this place has a good vibe that makes it great to walk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Sure, it's touristy, but if you're in the area you should check out the iconic pier. The lines for rides weren't too bad and our daughter walked onto most of the kiddie rides--if you have a child who is 7 and under it's worth buying the unlimited ride bracelet for them. We enjoyed the Halloween décor in mid October!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Great day out for friends & people with kids. Worth a wander around the rides, try and win yourself a prize or 2!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Always nice to spend sometime walking around the Pier. And nice to have a snack looking at the Ocean & Seagulls. Great for kids.

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