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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” (877 reviews)
“amusement park” (467 reviews)
“bubba gump” (136 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 877 reviews
"amusement park"
in 467 reviews
"bubba gump"
in 136 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 134 reviews
"carnival rides"
in 101 reviews
"merry go round"
in 110 reviews
"people watching"
in 419 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 118 reviews
"few hours"
in 191 reviews
"fun place"
in 128 reviews
"pacific park"
in 163 reviews
"nice walk"
in 136 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 117 reviews
"street performers"
in 262 reviews
"los angeles"
in 131 reviews
"pier"
in 5,776 reviews
"route"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Too crowded, too many people with religious fervor and unofficial food vendors blocking the flow of people, the street performers were not impressive, rides looked sketchy. Probably worth walking to the end once, I am glad we did, but really unimpressive overall.

Thank GoFryGo
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was super crowded and not with great people. Beautiful sunset but I think you can have that sunset from much less crowded and cleaner places that are easier to get to and are less populated. We went to check it off our tourist list...More

Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Average pier and beaches.... restaurant choices also not the greatest if you are planning on coming here to see it, it really is a non event

Thank AlessioAllegrucci86
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a perfect tourist trap and no trip to SoCal is complete without a visit. A perfect spot to have lunch and people watch.

Thank Jihan P
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Reviewed yesterday

Ideal place to spend a couple hours on a sunny day or at night. There are some great opportunities for pictures here, along with good food, as well as cool places like Downtown Santa Monica and Venice Beach just within walking distance.

Thank aneil4lom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting this famous landmark is a must when in Santa Monica, it has a variety of funfair rides, stalls and eating spots we had a look round before descending the steps onto Santa Monica state beach were you can walk a few miles to Venice...More

Thank Lpaganuk
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Reviewed yesterday

An experience that you shouldn't miss. It's like an old-time amusement park. Rides, tourist shops, restaurants, and great views of the ocean.

Thank mmmbank
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is nice but significantly smaller from the pictures or what you would expect. Attractions a little over priced

Thank EloisaGGmez
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a few hours here and loved every minute. There is so much to see and do, especially with the little theme park, great spot for lunch and then some fun

Thank Crystal Marie P
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Reviewed yesterday

Whether you have $150 to spend for your family’s fun day or zero, you can all be enterained at the Pier. For free, you have the view, the beach, the ocean, the great people-watching, street performers, an acrobat school, & the joyous squeal of kids...More

Thank Spencer P
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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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