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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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Santa Monica is the quintessential beach view one sees in movies and television programmes. Unfortunately it was wet and cold when we were there, but we enjoyed the walk to the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was beautiful! windy but warn! its $8 to ride the west coaster, you actually go twice around which makes the $8 worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When I visited Santa Monica beach it was a really nice sunny day. The beach was clean and busy. I didn't see any litter as I have read in other reviews. I was approached by one homeless person. The only negative thing is the food places they have there. We ate at Bubba Gump as that seemed like the best... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you go just to take a walk and enjoy the scenery. It's very expensive and not worth it if /when you can drink it or eat it beforehand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

,, nice walk , wonderful ice cream and we had lunch there in a sea food restaurant it was amazing a nice place , nice beach however it was cold in December ,

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Ashburton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Santa Monica is the quintessential beach view one sees in movies and television programmes. Unfortunately it was wet and cold when we were there, but we enjoyed the walk to the end of the pier, the Route 66 information (it is the end), the views and watching the birds. Hopefully we can visit another time in better weather.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the website says it's open and the lights make it seem like the rides and restaurants are open, but by 9pm, not one restaurant or ride was open. Views are beautiful but much worse than Navy Pier in Chicago or other similar attractions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You might enjoy the carousel with your little ones. Our two year old always has a blast riding the animals; horse, pig or even a goat.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Much like the warf in San Francisco, Santa Monica pier is dominated by souvenir stores and sweet shops but the views are gorgeous. The parking is cheap and close. It's a fun stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though I don't do rides I love watching my friends be kids again and enjoy the rides. I loved walking the Pier and seeing families etc. Having so much fun and seeing Joy on others faces. The view is epic. Prices are reasonable. Listening to music and waves crashing and watching the sunset was enlightening and refreshing and made... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although most things were closed, or shut down, I was still excited to be at the pier and see all that I did. I would definitely recommend coming here to others. I would love to come back in the summer.

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Staying in Santa Monica

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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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