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Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
+1 310-458-8900
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ferris wheel” (868 reviews)
“amusement park” (438 reviews)
“bubba gump” (173 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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"ferris wheel"
in 868 reviews
"amusement park"
in 438 reviews
"bubba gump"
in 173 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 123 reviews
"carnival rides"
in 95 reviews
"merry go round"
in 106 reviews
"people watching"
in 383 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 109 reviews
"fun place"
in 118 reviews
"nice walk"
in 129 reviews
"few hours"
in 176 reviews
"pacific park"
in 154 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 112 reviews
"places to eat"
in 118 reviews
"street performers"
in 233 reviews
"los angeles"
in 123 reviews
"pier"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was good to visit and see, lots of ppl , rides are nice, lots of walking, restaurants, good sunset sight !

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came on a Thursday afternoon and stayed until sunset. It is an incredibly beautiful setting and the people watching is pretty awesome. Watching the street performers was hilarious and at times jaw dropping. Pacific Park was a fun amusement park with nice employees. We...More

Thank Matt M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If it wasn't for the amusement park, this pier would be nothing else. Definitely catered for the tourists with the overpriced food and your usual souvenir shops and restaurants. I had more fun trying to track down the nearest Jack n the Box.

Thank esagatu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's like in the movies, so much to see and do, so many people from all walks of like and backgrounds all gathered on this pier, souvenirs on the pier are on the expensive side, went to the restaurant at end of the pier, had...More

Thank Madars G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time on Santa Monica Pier in a long time. I enjoyed the slack line park my friends created. The Buzz Pop Cocktails were amazing as well. Weather was mid 70's and perfect for February. Only downside is parking sucks

Thank Joseph_Isaacs
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here a couple of days back. It was a lot of fun even though it was windy. Such a nice walk and everyone seems to be having a good time or at least free minded. I enjoyed all the people trying to sell you...More

Thank youngSaudiTraveller
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved being here as a tourist. The whole vibe, cute amusement park, sunset, beach, everything combined makes this place a one of a kind, magical place to be. Only thing is that food and drinks are overpriced but thats probably common in such touristic places.

Thank ilsedanielle
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must visit place, there is a lot to see and do. you will see people working out at the beach, entertainers,you will be able to buy your souvenirs and enjoy the beautiful views of Santa Monica, CA.

Thank Marcial G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rent bikes, walk everywhere, enjoy the sun & sand. A great beach & pier anytime. All kinds of food is available. Bikes are affordable. Head down to Venice & Marina del Ray for a great couple of hours.

Thank Ellen I
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had never been to Santa Monica and were worried about things to do with the kiddos, and this was perfect and we had so much fun here.

Thank joJR80
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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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anmcacy
February 2, 2018|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to walk on pier .You pay only for the attractions if you use them
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grantlucy123
January 31, 2018|
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Response from UKCUZ | Reviewed this property |
Night time best. Go to the mall next door first around 3 to 4pm first. Morning to afternoon, you can walk along the beach with lotsa shops and street performance. Hope this helps.
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