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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
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Fishing
Description: 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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Fun Afternoon-between average and very good

Lovely sunny day to walk along the pier with the family. A number of food outlets, the one at the end looked good, so sorry we did not wait to check that out as the views would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Yalova, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You can find anything for anytime, breakfast, lunch or dinner, shops and an amusement park. You can read the brief history of the pier and LA on the walls across Mariasol restaurant and dine at this Mexican restaurant. You can enjoy street performers or spent time at the carusell or roller coaster. Enjoy !

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely sunny day to walk along the pier with the family. A number of food outlets, the one at the end looked good, so sorry we did not wait to check that out as the views would have been great. Enjoyed watching the beach scene below-swimmers, seal, sharks, birds, all seen from our vantage point. The fair ground attracted some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

You must visit the pier when in Santa Monica.Have a photo at the Route 66 Sign,visit the Bubba Gump shop,watch the buskers,artist.

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Newcastle, Australia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We walked down the pier around lunchtime Sunday and had a great time soaking up the music, atmosphere, and definitely the sun! It was busy, but that was to be expected. There are plenty of places to grab some food and the rides didn't look too busy. No one hassles you to buy anything and you get a great view... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Santa Monica pier is the end of the Mother Road, Route 66. The pier has many shops, restaurants and amusements. It is a great place for people watching and has a nice beach and boardwalk down below. The amusement park tends to be on the expensive side with the rides broken down by cost. It can be very crowded... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had just finished eating at a wine garden nearby and decided to walk down to one of our favourite family places - Santa Monica Pier. They have a bunch of musicians playing live, artists doing caricatures or normal portraits, stalls selling food and drink and a bunch of souvenirs. The game arcade is a bunch of fun, specially if... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had a blast, lots of shopping and restaurants close by. You can hang out on the beach, watch the body builders work out, go for a bike ride or swim in the ocean. Had a great time with a small group of teenagers

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Hollywood and came down for the day via the hop on hop off bus. It was nice to walk around the beach and the shopping area around. The pier itself is nice, great view, and great atmosphere. Great place to spend a relaxing day walking around.

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Miami, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

You never know what you might see. While walking along the pier we saw them making a TV series, live sketch artist, street performers and all the local attractions as well as the great scenery out to sea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This area has a AWESOME vibe . The pier itself has something for all ages and just oozes fun. Lots to see and do , or just chill and soak up the scenery . We went there on a Saturday and there was literally 5,000 people on the pier . It was like herding cattle into a cattle truck as... 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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