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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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  • Excellent43%
  • 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
Santa Monica
+1 310-458-8900
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Reviewed yesterday

Typical touristy pier, not very well maintained, on the dirty side. There aren't any upscale restaurants, lots of homeless detracts from visiting the pier. The day we left a person was murdered underneath the pier.Santa Monica needs to do something about the very visible homeless...More

Thank John P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its a nice place for family with kids to visit, you can swim in the beach then hang around the Pier, parking is about $14 as I remember.

Thank cpos0000
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter and I stopped by Santa Monica Pier not really knowing what to expect but we had sooo much fun! We went to Disneyland California the next day and sad to say we had more fun at the park that was on the pier....More

Thank bepmg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The pier itself is full of old eating places and souvenirs. I was really disappointed. I don’t know how the rides were since I don’t like that kind of thing. The beach was gorgeous I think it’s the wider speech I’ve ever seen.

Thank trng
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lively place. Parking in the nearby mall is free for the first 90 mins. The mall includes "True Food Kitchen," something healthy to try.

Thank Vishnu_Pendyala
Reviewed 2 days ago

The views of the ocean from the pier are fantastic. The wind cools you down from the hot heat from the sun, and the little park on property is nice! I love all the vendors on the pier. I think it is a nice shopping...More

Thank travelergirl96
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The pier is a must if you are down by the waterfront in Santa Monica. It is an icon and the end of the old Route 66. The roller coaster and Ferris wheel are, just ok..... more fun at night when the lights luminate the...More

Thank al f
Reviewed 2 days ago

10 years ago this place was great but now it's pretty scary. Becoming more and more ghetto and, 20 minutes after arriving, I got the heck out of there. Never again! We saw mostly low class, borderline ghetto people there.

Thank kennedyyy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have banks to watch the sunset and also nice live music all the way around. Its a must see of santa monica or los angeles. There is homeless people but not as much as little venice.

Thank maria m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I put 4/5 because the view is beautiful, the beach is huge. It is a nice spot when you visit LA. Some people will say the water is dirty, some will say it is really packed and too many stores/restaurants for tourists.

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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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September 21, 2018|
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Response from schewtmj | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Our kids didn’t go on any rides but played some of the side show games and depending on the game they varied a lot started at about $5
Cisko K
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Laschon R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cisko. Sorry for my late answer. I didn't see any and I am not sure if they are allowed any, but I saw police in there, maybe you can ask them?
July 19, 2018|
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Response from katpirpinias | Reviewed this property |
No cost to walk into the attractions and the actual pier. Rides range from $5-$10 then the arcade games are about the same. There is parking on the actual pier but it fills up quick and there is a cost involved (not sure on... More