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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 #11 of 55 Attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Fishing
Fee: No
Owner description: This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Fishing
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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Rochester, Mi
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129 reviews 129 reviews
29 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Visited in December on a beautiful evening. One of those places you go to say you've been there... lots of movies have been filmed here and will bring back memories. LOTS of performers line up all along the pier (some good and some bad) and at the iconic sign there are people set up with exotic animals (snakes and birds)... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The views of the beach, the pier attractions and the people watching was well worth the trip! Tons of great restaurant - including a huge selection of British pubs. Great shopping, Wasteland resale in walking distance!! No hagglers!! repeat No hagglers!!

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

amazing experience.. it is way more fun when it is dark as all the ride light up and stuff.. I loved the ferris wheel and the roller coaster and the food is so good here

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

After being featured in dozens of Hollywood movies, the pier has gained iconic status. It's historic location and state of the art arcade and attractions will appeal to tourists of all ages. Really fun place to visit with some quirky items on sale.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place was featured to many Hollywood movies,lots of people performing,crowded with tourist,few outdoor fast food restaurants;childrens playground at sand area.rides from Pacific park quite pricey.Visit this pier early in the morning ,can really be packed at midday.

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vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Walking out along the pier was a wonderful way to spend a morning. The views from both sides are breathtaking as you glance up and down the coastline. Stores are a bit tired but we weren't looking for souvenirs...we wanted to be out over the water and in the fresh air. We love Santa Monica!

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

At night it is so cool to walk to the end of the pier and look out over the dark ocean. Very spooky. The big wooden pier as a very 19th century feel. The rides are very colorful also. Took some striking photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit with family and friends. The sunset is amazing and the beach is really great too. Some stores and places to eat also great.

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Jersey Shore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I don't see why anyone would want to go here? The rides are very limited and there are like two souvenier shops. Not at all what I am used to at the Jersey shore. Makes me appreciate home more! So sad for you CA residents! Not at all like I thought it would have been - there's just nothing there... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Some pretty cool old photos showing the pier in the day, along with a lot of kitschy touristy junk and meh fast food and games/rides. That's Santa Monica Pier. I enjoyed playing air hockey and skee ball with my son. We split 2 games after he beat me in the first one. In the rematch, he got bored and left... More 

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