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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
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+1 310-458-8900
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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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Busy and crowded

Tons of people! Really popular attraction. Bathrooms were really clean given the amount of visitors in the area. Lots of entertainers and singers on the pier. We visited for about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ensenada, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tons of people! Really popular attraction. Bathrooms were really clean given the amount of visitors in the area. Lots of entertainers and singers on the pier. We visited for about an hour.

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Lahti
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thought this place was about the ferris wheel and some decent restaurants. More like a fair with all kind of cheap stuff to purchase. The amusement park (t) looked like fun!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place, not just the Pier but the hole Santa Monica. The best place in Los Angeles. Beach, Shopping, places to go for a run, a beautiful Boulevard, lovely restaurants and coffee stores.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I like how they put it in altogether there. many restaurants and amusement park! Lovely to visit area and chill on the beach 🌊

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Birmingham, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The pier had lots of people milling about. Hard to access if you have trouble walking. Have to cross over a bridge and it is an uphill pull going back. Couldn't find any accessible access. Once on bridge there are souvenir vendors and places to eat. There are musicians playing for tips. There is a Ferris wheel and a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Riding the Ferris wheel and eating fast food on the Santa Monica Pier while listening to live music is a quintessential experience to have when visiting LA even if it is just for 24hrs. We caught the hop on hop off red bus from Broadway which maximised our access to city sites and which allowed us to take time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped off here to catch the atmosphere of the pier and it didn't disappoint with its entertainers and food outlets Spent a few hours taking in the amazing ocean views and entertainment

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The great Santa Monica Pier... recommended by so many friends, I didn't know what the fuss was about until my visit. The Pier was huge! Restaurants, an amusement park, little bistros and stalls selling souvenirs and treats. Buskers plying their trade, people fishing off the pier, swimmers riding the waves. Even the Police Station at the end of the Pier... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the pier. Reminds us of so many movies. There is a great vibe there. We stayed at Venice Beach which was a nice stroll down to the pier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favourite locations in LA! The Pier itself is pretty good, but what makes it so excellent is everything in the surrounding area. You have Beach, Muscle Beach, Vince Beach, Shopping, Food, Craft Markets and so many sites from the movies. I really recommend hiring a bike from the pier and riding to Vince Beach.

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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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