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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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Santa Monica Pier

Great place to sit an watch the world go by.....lots of street musicians and fabulous views of the pacific and the surrounding hills

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to sit an watch the world go by.....lots of street musicians and fabulous views of the pacific and the surrounding hills

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Was driving by and we decided to stop. Enjoyed a few hours just checking things out on the pier. Cool little amusement park and food available. Parking can be a pain, but if you find cheap parking it's worth a stop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a great place to go. Clean fun atmosphere. The rides are a bonus. Beautiful views and if you are lucky there will be a guy playing and singing at the end of the pier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I simply love this place - you can do everything what ya want - go shopping, eat a burger, have fun in the funpark or just relax on the beach! Awesome, can't wait to go back there! ❤️🇺🇸🌊

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Busy, noisy and not somewhere I wish to return to. The lights on the big wheel in the dark from a distance,are lovely and break up the skyline.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our 8 and 6 year old kids loved all the attractions. If kids are taller than 1.10 meters the can get on all the rides alone (which was great). We bought a usd 16 unlimited ride bracelet. They had a blast.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first time visiting the pier and I LOVED it!! It was a really cool place and if you are ever in Santa Monica you should check it out. Parking was really easy and it was only $12.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A pleasant walk down the pier and visit one of the many restaurants including Bubba Gumps and see the many street entertainers and trader stalls. If you fancy it visit the small roller coaster park or just go fishing. Free access with plenty of local on and off pier parking. Take your picture under the end of route route 66... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was nice to see as a first timer to Southern California. However, it's just a pier with a few rides for kids. It was extremely overcrowded with really nothing to do on the pier. The boardwalks on the East Coast offer so much more. Santa Monica itself is great though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped for a couple hour visit and walked the pier. The day we visited was a free concert and free food and drinks so that made it a little easier on the wallet. Lots of the souvenirs are over priced and the choices of food are kinda bad in my opinion. The pier itself is very nice and just to... More 

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Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-458-8900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica

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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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