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“County Fair by the Sea”
Review of Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier
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$27.95*
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Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

It's like a county fair but without the livestock: junk food, Ferris wheel and large crowds. The traffic and crowds on the weekend were challenge.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Overrun with tacky tourist stalls - one walk down it was enough. Much nicer to wander along the beach, down to Muscle Beach and look up at the pier and take photos - on the actual pier is a bit average.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was a nice leisurely stroll on the pier with your loved one(s). Enjoy the beach or just the scenery. There's plenty of food & drink options.
We especially enjoyed the cinnamon almonds! They were nice and warm - SO good! There's plenty of drinks on the pier to wash it down.

1  Thank Grace M
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Went to the pier for a fun day and it was. Rides are for kids though. Sights and views are very nice.

Thank Eugene W
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The pier is quite big, you can spend a while wandering around. They have the oldest merry-go-round in the US here

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