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Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

528 reviews
Outdoors,Beaches and Watersports,Entertainment,Beach,Popular
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 6.2
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321 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, United States
(310) 434-0066
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http://www.santamonicapier.org/
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The iconic image of beautiful Santa Monica is undoubtedly the Santa Monica Pier. The pier carries a rich history and has housed many attractions. Currently, it is home to Pacific Park, an amusement ... Read more
park with requisite Ferris wheel, the Santa Monica Aquarium, multiple restaurants and a still-functioning carousel dating to the 1920s. It has been featured in many movies and television programs and is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. A sort of cultural center, the pier plays host to summer concert series’ and experimental art events, namely the bi-annual Glow festival. Come for the fun and stay for one of the best sunset views around.

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Westmont

Love it! From afar or.thr views it offers...it's a must viait on any trip to LA

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Lewiston

It was an amazing adventure. The roller coaster was pretty fun, and the food was delicious. This is a must see pier.

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Orange, California, USA

It’s a nice place to go to have fun with the family. There’s food and rides as well as singers. And beach!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

This place is great! From food to a tattoo, you can get it ALL at the pier. I especially love the fun bike ride display close to everyone leaving and the beach shutting down for the night. Or that I can get a shirt made on the spot!

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Local from Van Nuys, California, USA

Great place for people of all ages! Tons of stuff to see and do! Definitely have to check out the aquarium under the pier! Oh don't forget about all the food and rides!

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Menlo Park, California, USA

The pier is fun to hang out on and get some food. Take it down to the beach and hang out with your friends though the beach is a little dirty compared to the other ones in LA.

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Pretoria

Nice view and great vibe but can get busy and restaurants overflow. Pre book dinner. Take flip flops or sandals and walk the beach barefoot to Venice.

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World-famous pier with all sorts of interesting people, large ferris wheel, fishing, photo opportunities, and a variety of restaurants. It's a place to see and be seen.

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Local from Greater Los Angeles, California, USA

Love this place. A lot of people get together here. Locals and tourists. It can be children friendly and also good for a date or even good for a group of friends or family.

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Local from Long Beach, California, USA

Took my son here for the first time and he loved it we will definitely go back soon

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Westfield

I honestly wasn't as impressed as most are with Santa Monica. My favorite part was the ocean.

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Hollywood, Florida, USA

A fun place to spend all day. I sat on the beach and played in the waves during the day and at night rode the ferries wheel and had a funnel cake. It's a one stop place for an all day adventure.

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Mesa, Arizona, USA

This place is great for sunsets. But it can be crowded and finding parking is a real pain. So take a parking lot and use a Rideshare app once you are in the area to go from area to area.

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Sacramento, California

Always a lot of fun to walk around and enjoy the scenery of the ocean and the rides, people, and especially the lights at night!

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Local from Los Angeles

One of the must see places in #santamonica #beautiful #beach #free #visit ❤️❤️

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Ottawa, Canada

perfect to stroll on a beautiful day, dont even have to go on the beach, we went for smorgasburg plenty to eat and see

it gets pretty crowded and parkigns pretty bad but fun day to ahng with firends and family

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San Diego

It was a good experience but can get crowded early so plan to be there a while.

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New York City

Great place to visit during the day and lively at night. Pacific Park has great rides.

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London, United Kingdom

Make sure you go when the weather is nice otherwise you won't see a thing... You have 340 days to choose from.

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Pennsylvania, USA

Used to ride my bike here all the time. Played a lot of pinball. There was bar on the left side toward the beginning of the pier. They served Rolling Rock. It was fun, though I do not recommend certain amusement rides after consuming Rolling Rock. Stick to the pinball.

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