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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.
All reviews ferris wheel amusement park bubba gumps pacific park street performers merry go round souvenir shops nice walk few hours great place to visit lots of fun los angeles route vendors stroll fishing california
So I loved the pier, the history, the vibe, the shops. I just timed it wrong. I went with mates in the morning- mid to late and it was kind of beginning to warm up. If I had chance I’d have preferred to come in...More
Easy walk from our Santa Monica hotel. Great place to enjoy a stroll and people watch. Some interesting free entertainment. You can eat at place on the pier and just enjoy the view and free music. Worth a quick visit.
A visit to LA area is not complete without a walk onto Santa Monica Pier. We didnt go on the big wheel but it's pretty to see lit up at night. Busy night and day and my teenagers said the donuts were particularly nice. Free...More
A tourist must see, very picturesque and we have all seen it many times in the movies. I love hiring bikes and riding down to Venice or the other way. I have only been on sunny days which makes it even better, I would imagine...More
Drive down on a Friday afternoon for sunset incredibly busy great for a bit of nostalgia lots of restaurants and a good vibe (would I stay here if on hols in LA ) ? yes I guess but one night sufficient if you wanted a...More
Not great - A bit of a let down and prices for the individual rides are expensive. A wristband is much more cost effective if you have time.
Quirky gift Shop at the end of Route 66 is nice.
Sea mist bike rentals underneath near...More
Can't resist seeing the ocean when I'm nearby -- and took an early morning stroll on the beach and the pier. Delightful calm to welcome the dawn from the pier with the soothing sounds of waves below.
Surprised by the number of people sleeping on...More
We decided to visit The famous Santa Monica Pier on our last day in California due to time constraint. Santa Monica Pier you did not disappoint. We parked our car at the shopping mall close by and simply walked down to Santa Monica Pier. There...More
The Pier was long and had restaurants and an amusement park and entertainers here and there. Lots of people all the time. We wanted a sit down breakfast on Friday morning and the Pier offers fast food type breakfast. We ended up going to a...More
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
coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.