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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%
Travellers talk about
“ferris wheel” (839 reviews)
“amusement park” (449 reviews)
“bubba gump” (131 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 839 reviews
"amusement park"
in 449 reviews
"bubba gump"
in 131 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 127 reviews
"carnival rides"
in 97 reviews
"merry go round"
in 107 reviews
"people watching"
in 397 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 113 reviews
"few hours"
in 184 reviews
"nice walk"
in 132 reviews
"pacific park"
in 158 reviews
"fun place"
in 118 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 115 reviews
"street performers"
in 241 reviews
"los angeles"
in 125 reviews
"pier"
in 5,492 reviews
"route"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Crowded, but it’s a sunny holiday weekend! Great people watching. Lots of expected chain stores and expensive shops, but a great time!

Thank laurie c
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were only in LA for 2 days so when we arrived we saw these bird scooters around everywhere and decided to try them to see as much as we could as quickly as possible! We went about all the way from Santa Monica pier...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My friends and I drove here from downtown LA and the commute wasn't difficult at all. It was our first time seeing the Pacific Ocean and we were not disappointed. The beach was so beautiful and not crowded. We loved the pier. It was buzzing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, nice food joints, other entertaining activities. Its one of the busiest places in LA, weekend gets more crowded. During my LA stay In visited this twice, spent almost whole day there. It gets colder/windy by evening but offer great tourist experience. Do try...More

Thank Azam K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a very nice place to visit. We had a great meal at at restaurant at the end of the pier also. Lots of rides for kids and big kids alike. And so much better than the very over rated nearby Venice and Muscle...More

Thank TonyGeorge67
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The pier was lovely. Felt like a beach fun fair with the beautiful scenery in the background. I'm not sure whether I liked it because of my group of friends (14) or whether I was really hurt to see the number of homeless people digging...More

Thank Sim_Mcs_World
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spring in Santa Monica is gorgeous. Clear, brisk weather off the ocean, amazing views, people watching, shopping and food. The Pier is the place to start, then shop on 3rd street, and walk the board walk to Venice. Its a full day of fun for...More

Thank TonyFi18
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went during sunset and it was gorgeous!! It has rides, places to eat, the beach, bring a sweater it can get chilly

Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a place to go! We were there a Monday night and was very silent. We didn’t have too much fun. But you must go here. We enjoy better Malibu and Venice.

Thank Iscdem
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Santa Monica Pier is a touristy place, but it’s a fun touristy place! Lots of choices to eat, from local to chain (Bubba Gump’s is a favorite). The beach is pristine. There is a little parking near the beach, but there is a convenient parking...More

Thank myzygy
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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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