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Santa Monica Pier

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Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
Phone Number:
+1 310-458-8900
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Good family place to go on a sunny day - Park on the pier itself for $2 an hour

First time here. I made a mistake and parked 5 blocks away because the park "scalpers" near the pier on the beach front street wanted up to $20 to park. I did not realize that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Stow, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a lot of fun at this old fashioned pier - great rides and ambiance that takes you back in time!

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Thank Gary J
santa monica , ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a tourist, you should experience this pier, and at least take a group photo under the neon pier sign. Take a ride on the majestic merry go round, take a shot at the bumper cars, & don't forget the solar Ferris wheel

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Thank noswitt
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sooo much to do here - food, games and major people watching. Beautiful at ALL times of the day. Plan on spending the whole day if you can- walk from the pier south to Venice or north.

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Thank Marie R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The pier is iconic, with the Route 66 connection on display and a great place to stop and enjoy the view while listening to busking violinists at sunset before a seafood dinner. Got some of the usual souvenirs and hats for the kids. Will take my kids back for the amusement rides next visit.

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Thank Jennifer O
Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time here. I made a mistake and parked 5 blocks away because the park "scalpers" near the pier on the beach front street wanted up to $20 to park. I did not realize that you can "drive" your car onto the pier itself and pay only $2 an hour, so do it and save yourself a lot of walking.... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didnt have much time here as part of a tour and it was quite warm and very busy. It was good to say that we saw the peir and had a walk on the beach but it could have been Brighton or Bournemouth in the UK only hotter. Managed to see the end of Route 66 so worth the travel.

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at Rusty's and another seafood restaurant on the pier. Both had fresh inexpensive seafood. It was fun to walk over the water, listen to children laughing and listen to the occasional performer on the pier.

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Thank JanetandDeon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hate to give it a bad review, I really do, but the fact that someone visiting on their own is not allowed to go on the rides because they are built for two or more is a real kick in the balls. I had my heart set on going on the ferris wheel but I was told I could... More 

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Thank Shawn W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been now multiple times to the pier and it never loses its attraction. My family enjoyed the the ferries wheel ride and the atmosphere here at the pier is marvelous. I can wait for more sunny weather to do this more often.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pier has a number of fun activities but i must admit i did not longer much cause i was more interested in taking in the coast during my run. all the same, i think it would be a nice place to spend more time in just for a bit of childish fun.

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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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