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Santa Monica Bay

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Address: 322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate...

Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.

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Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour
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Santa Monica Private Surf Lesson

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Santa Monica Pier

A famous piece of LA seen in many tv shows and movies, seeing it in person was quite an impressive experience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A famous piece of LA seen in many tv shows and movies, seeing it in person was quite an impressive experience.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to visit in sunny days specially for children. Go early to find good parking (3$/hr or 8$). Near the beach there is a good place for shopping and walking. Rides are good (5$-8$ each)

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Going to LA? Make Santa Monica a stop on your itinerary. Be sure to come off peak times as the problem with parking can be a bummer. And while here walk to the Third Street Promenade for a nice meal or to see the street entertainers.

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Anshan, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The pier and beach are famous but not necessarily any more interesting or beautiful than many other piers and beaches throughout the world. Access to the pier and beach was convenient and parking at $8 for the day was fair. Be warned - restrooms seem to be few and far between. I looked at the various signposts for pedestrians and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this place in the last week of December 2016. It is a nice place to enjoy with family. Enjoyed the great location and the view. People enjoy rides near the Pier. Take adequate warm clothes as it becomes very cold in the evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Malibu Pier hosts my family best right now with Malibu Farms Restaurant, good sport fishing, and general ease of parking to observe surfing and kayaking..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took the day city tour to Santa Monica and really enjoyed the view and location even though i did not swim because it was cold. The beaches are very wide and the view where you see mountains to the right is amazing. Lots of restaurants and Cafes nearby on the main street. Worth visiting specially as the the entertainment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day from the seals to the performers what a lovely place to visit I will be back again.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours on the pier and walking along the walkway. A nice way to spend the afternoon, the weather was cool and a little grey so not everything was open. We travelled from Hollywood via train.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Water is refreshing, meaning cold! Feels great. Go early to get parking near ocean and go to lunch before noon for your pick of restaurants. The beach is pleasant and lots to see besides the ocean.

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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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