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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

I love the beach in this city and I feel like visiting there again with someone special! It’s very great that they have an amusement park besides the beautiful beach!!

Thank Joseph T
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited LA in May, and we were at the pier of Santa Monica for dinner on a sunday night...lots of things to do, local vendors, street food, souveniers and lovely ocean views. Parking is expensive thou.

Thank chefrj
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s very unique and family friendly. We ate at the Mexican place at the end of the pier and it was very delicious and great customer service!

Thank Bobbie W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Santa Monica pier had a fabulous view. You can visit the beach walk the pier, and swim then have a quick meal. There are street walk performers who dance and sing.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The pier is great, lots of interesting people to watch and things to see. Parking was easy and not overly expensive. The amusement park isn’t cheap but it’s ok and the views from the roller coaster are cool.

Thank Redgenz
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A walk on the Santa Monica Pier is always a source of good vibes. It’s often crowded, but happily so, and with all sorts of people from families with your children to retirees, different ethnicities (more than most places in Santa Monica) and different styles....More

Thank Craig C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is something about Santa Monica that always leaves me in awe! Despite being overcrowded by tourists, the pier is a very special place. Definitely take your time there and make sure to park your car far enough to enjoy the beauty of Santa Monica...More

Thank Virgi N
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice beach walk and fun on the pier. Worth seeing although not masses to do here but you couldn’t come to LA and not come to Santa Monica

Thank Morag O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You have to do it when your in Santa Monica, but it was not the highlight of our trip. I thought my 13 Year old daughter would love it and it was just okay.

Thank DESYLAY123
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a glorified carnival. It had really expensive rides and carnival games. We spent forever in traffic from LA and then got swindled for parking (Do NOT park with SafetyPark!!). We went on a chilly day, so we were disappointed we couldnt see the...More

Thank Ciera J
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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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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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