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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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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles
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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” (857 reviews)
“amusement park” (457 reviews)
“bubba gump” (134 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
Santa Monica
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+1 310-458-8900
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"ferris wheel"
in 857 reviews
"amusement park"
in 457 reviews
"bubba gump"
in 134 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 129 reviews
"carnival rides"
in 100 reviews
"fun place"
in 124 reviews
"merry go round"
in 107 reviews
"people watching"
in 405 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 117 reviews
"few hours"
in 186 reviews
"nice walk"
in 134 reviews
"pacific park"
in 161 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 115 reviews
"street performers"
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"los angeles"
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"pier"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Of course you need to do the trip if you are in LA but join it up with Venice beach Unless you want to spend the day at the beach sun bathing or going for a swim , you can knock it over in 2...More

Thank Brett D
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Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to at least see the Santa Monica Pier once, so that is where we headed to. It what one can expect it to be:) Lots of, loads of, tourists like us. All walking around having fun sitting in the sun. Taking a drink...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really fun place to see and the surrounding areas. You should rent a bike and go all the way to Venice beach from here

Thank Bruno C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot to walk and shoot some photos. Disappointed that merry go round was not operational but the Ferris wheel was perfect for shooting sunset photos. Go early, it gets very crowded at night.

Thank NCKari
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Reviewed yesterday

Have heard and seen so much about the Santa Monica pier that we had to say we had been there. So on that note... I wouldn't go back. Very crowded and over-rated. A tourist trap. The street entertainment was all about getting your money and...More

Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Pier is one of the “must see” things in the area. I feel it’s a bit overrated. Of course it is nice to see and you get a nice view of the beach and the sea. If you travel by car, there is a...More

Thank Misax71
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the pier! We actually parked in a parking lot payed $25, and walked over 20 minutes. I suggest parking at the parking lot right at the beach. Love the entertainment and great restaurants!

Thank Kisha N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to see a different life style. Rides, arcades, street performers, and even people fishing. Was lucky enough to see a seal looking for food. Worth a couple of hours!

Thank Freddy A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Santa Monica Pier through the above and would recommend them thoroughly. What a fantastic place with everything possible available to eat, drink or souvenirs to buy on the pier itself, so really a leisurely walk is all that’s needed. Of course Santa Monica...More

Thank Sandra F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you visit Santa Monica, you have to go here ...It's a very nice place for everyone. You can see Venice Beach in all its splendor. You have a beautiful view of the city, but also of the ocean ....Lots of attractions... A great place...More

Thank baciucarmaciu
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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
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JMJBL
9 May 2018|
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Response from Danjiro | Reviewed this property |
Pacific Park, the amusement portion is open for, 11:00am to 8:00pm most days.
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Letha B
5 March 2018|
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
It’s free 😊
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anmcacy
2 February 2018|
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Response from vietnamvet33 | Reviewed this property |
No charge for entry to the pier, attractions do charge. There are bands playing, vendors selling different items. There is a young man playing a violin he is great. The food at the Mexican restaurant at the end of the... More
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