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Santa Monica Pier

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Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-458-8900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops,...

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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Visited the Pier while staying in Santa Monica Very good Place to Visit. Reminded me Of Brighton and Hove in the Uk. Good for A day Visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Fun place to experience. A west coast Coney Island. Beach access from the pier. Easily accessible washrooms.

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The pier, Santa Monica, and the whole experience was just wonderful! We loved every second of it ! Very relaxed but fun and lots and lots to do! We cycled along from Venice beach and it was my favourite day of our entire trip! Highly highly recommend !

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Santa Monica Pier has a wonderful history and it is still a wonderful place for families and children of all ages from all parts of the world. We stayed just a short hike up the hill so we were able to stroll around the beach watching the sun come up and the pier watching the sun set. We saw... More 

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Thank Bob H
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the Pier while staying in Santa Monica Very good Place to Visit. Reminded me Of Brighton and Hove in the Uk. Good for A day Visit.

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Thank Avaitha
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful location. Lots to see and do everywhere. Locals are the best. Bring your sunglasses and sunblock lots of glorious sunshine. The sea is very cold so wading is better thank swimming.

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Thank Rosemarie7777
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you travel with family and young children this place is suitable. personally not interested in this kind of amusement.

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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the end point of route 66. It's awesome at night with bubba gump's shrimp, a tiny, overpriced, crowded amusement park, and great views. Tons of people and great street performers and people watching!

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Thank Paulyo83
Winsford Cheshire
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165 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This pier is what could once be found on English seaside resorts and still does on some. It has all that you would expect from stalls to bars and a fair ground, recommended for a pleasant afternoon of fun.

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads to see and a must when visiting Santa Monica. Whether it is people watching (and you will see all walks of life) or just taking time out admiring nature, your time on the pier will be one to remember. The pier in the sunshine has a different vibe to the one at night, let you decide which you prefer.

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Thank Merlinford
Darlington
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278 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A walk along the spare is a must for anybody visiting Santa Monica It is really naff with all sorts of rubbish she stands in shops located upon it but this all adds to its uniqueness It's a very lively place and well worth a walk to the very end where you will find the fishermen in abundance

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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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