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Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
From $27.95*
Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
From $27.95*
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  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Los Angeles
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
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+1 310-458-8900
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 12, 2010

We just wanted to leave a tip about parking around the pier. There are all sorts of parking spots close to the beach. The prices are costly about $ 10-15 per entry no matter how long you are there. TIP if you want to save...More

115  Thank sherrijan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 11, 2005

We went to Santa Monica Pier in April 05. Although many films and tv have been shot here, it is not that fascinating. An amzement area that is no diffeent than most that travel from town to town in the summer months. Go for the...More

9  Thank Bubbavon
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Santa Monica pier with my wife in August 2018. We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours. Cheap parking is available on the pier. There are places to eat,drink, buy ice cream. There are several souvenir shops as well as rides for kids. We...More

Thank Limbert
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable beach! Nice location for family with children! My 5 year old kid enjoyed the rides there! We too!! A clean beach! Nice people all around!! I had a warmest evening, a beautiful sunset just before my coffee bean cup! Loved it and will...More

Thank anandhabharathij
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to stroll and see the sites. Enjoyed time with wife and grandkids. Good food and things to see.

Thank RNguy55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s really beautiful, the beach and the pier. I had a really good time and definitely keep a great memory.

Thank anaisthirion
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday afternoon after arriving in town. Parking was a little confusing but after this we had a great time. There were lots of places to eat and shop and plenty of people watching opportunities.

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Pier is always worth a visit. The views of the Pacific are beautiful and the tourist shops are exactly that. We stopped to buy a few postcards, to watch the sun sparkle on the ocean, and to breathe in the salt air. The warmth...More

Thank hollyk28
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of people and very cheesy . kids would think it’s fun very fair like atmosphere There is a fairwheel on the pier

Thank tbkberg
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a pleasure to see the grandchildren out doors , playing , laughing , screaming , but most of all enjoying themselves . It seems like life time since we last saw them on the rides . My wife and I haven't smiled and...More

Thank raymonddavies
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a 24hr layover in LA so we decided to hit some of the popular spots with the pier being on of them. The pier was honestly a disappointment. It ended up just being an overcrowded dirty tourist attraction with nothing really memorable about...More

Thank TheOneTrueGoat
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there at the evening around 11 pm and the pier got closed. The restaurans are insanly expensive and not worth the money. the parking is far and cost around 2 dollars an hour

Thank DanielF9392
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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
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from Gilcro | Reviewed this property |
We parked about a block from pier for 20 dollars. The price was only 14 dollars at the pier itself
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Stephanie O | Reviewed this property |
GPS all the way. There is a parking lot right under the pier next to the beach..
Marissa M
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Natalie W | Reviewed this property |
We just left Cali after 10 days there. Hands down, Venice beach and the pier were the worst places we went. Disgustingly dirty, afraid to walk in the sand for fear of needles and the arcade at the pier no one should touch... More