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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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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” (822 reviews)
“amusement park” (413 reviews)
“bubba gump” (164 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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 via mobile

The peir and ocean looked beautiful. The arcade was fun. However, the smell of people smoking illegal substances. It was very difficult to steer two young children into an area without the smell or a unkept individual. The resturants were packed and service was slow....More

Thank army2xvet
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice place to visit. The Big wheel and a few rides, but many places to buy holiday t shirts and hats for friends and family. Nice places to eat, too.

Thank Milan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is so beautiful! Just like in the movies!! It is a great place to wonder around and the restaurant on the end of the pier was lovely

Thank ahay94
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came to this place because it was the end of the Route 66 trip and the end of route 66 is on the Pier. As a spectacle it is worth a look but be prepared to pay for the experience. T shirts on the...More

Thank JudyandBillG
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Santa Monica had a very layed back vibe which is a welcome break from the concrete jungle of L.A. We spent most of the day there and took a hop on hop off tour to Venice as well. A must see for all visitors. Best...More

Thank Neelima S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Plenty of parking Rides are safe for the kids Friendly and caring staff Beach, amusement park, souvenirs & Bubba Gump

Thank wengM18
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing great about the pier. You overlook the ocean and have overpriced gift shops. It's nice to say you did it, but unless your eating there it won't take long. There are homeless and beggars so be ready for that.

Thank Jaime W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most visited space in Santa Monica! Interesting people, nice restaurants and activities for all, at a cost!

Thank torquemg2112
Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice pier with great views of the beach. Myself and a friend went in later September when the beach was quiet I would feel if it was during the weekend or on a school holiday it would be too busy to enjoy your time....More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A typical pier with tourist trinkets for sale and buskers. Rated as average at best as the water and sand around the pier looked very polluted. The pier itself was noisy with all the buskers. On the upside our lunch at Bubba Gump's which was...More

Thank Debra K
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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9 August 2017|
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Response from tedlong29 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but there is a Pacific Park located on the current Santa Monica Pier which has rides and such.
28 July 2017|
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Response from Benny E | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any such type rentals. Bike rental
Tony D
12 May 2017|
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Response from Keri O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. I think it would be a very cool place to go on a first date: great location, fun ambiance and very relaxed.