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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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A typical pier experience, lots to do and views back to the coast. Take a walk to the end for great views up to Malibu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Lakewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Arrived at Santa Monica Pier after a 6 hour flight to relax. It was a nice sunny day, the waves were high, and the beach was reallly clean. Paid parking is only $12 for the whole day. We then walked to the shops and window shopped. A very nice beach to chill at.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Basically a glorified low rent amusement arcade on a pier, the live musicians livened up what otherwise would be a totally forgettable experience

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A typical pier experience, lots to do and views back to the coast. Take a walk to the end for great views up to Malibu.

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Galena, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We took the kids to the beach for the day. We spent some the pier taking in the scenes. They had rides there including the ferris wheel. There was places to eat from food carts to sit down restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Love this place! Beautiful in the evenings and well worth the visit. The rides are a bit overpriced...

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It is fun to walk out on the pier....perhaps even grab a bite to eat or ride on the Ferris wheel....love the view from atop the Ferris wheel! It is the best pier in the are (Newport and Malibu). A must for visitors to experience.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We've been here many times and I would Always go back if in the area. It is such a busy pier with street performers, rides, food, beach/surfers.... a Full day if you have the time and oh yeah - its also the end of Route 66!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Wont ever understand why theres so much shopping at the beach. When I go to the beach I just want to see the beach and places to eat. Its def better than Newport Beach. The street dancers were a lot of fun and artists too.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We walked from Venice Beach up to the Santa Monica Pier and back on a Sunday Morning. The weather was beautiful (very sunny) and the beach is great. The pier is nice (various food options and rides). Ride tickets were pricey individually, but if you pre-buy a pass for all rides on line it is much more reasonable. The Ferris... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I had a long walk from Venice beach to get here. Very busy, rides I would say are great from little kids and teenagers but not if you are a thrill seeker. Not wow factor though.

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Address: 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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