I had a lovely evening here. I went down onto the pier, got a funnel cake and jumped on the Ferris wheel. It was beautiful and an iconic thing to see. A must visit
Took a stroll and a look at the bay just after landing, stretch the legs and get some air sort of thing. Very interesting place to wander along the path that follows the coast, beware of bikes, rollerblades etc. Some of the shops are a little different and "out there". A very pleasant and leisurely introduction to L.A.
Visited Santa Monica Pier on an October vacation. The weather couldn't have been more perfect! Sunny and warm (around 75 degrees). My friend and I went out to LA to see some sights and while there we took a double deck bus tour and got off at the Pier. I have to say I was a little disappointed in the... More
Visited Santa Monica bay and pier first in August 2013 and it was crowded, but beautiful and a great place to spend a few hours. Compared to other parts of LA (Hollywood/Downtown) Santa Monica is a beautiful area, great to have a meal or a drink and watch the view. Returned in mid-September, needed a jumper but the sun was... More
santa monica beach is a good place to chill or working out after a day plenty of work and stress. Not the best beach to have a total relax because of tourists using the Pier to hang out, however is closed to the 3rd promenade and to the centre of the neighborhood. Walking or cycling from this spot to Venice... More
We walked and cycled the stretch from Manhattan beach through to the end on Santa Monic. There are some great areas of architecture, and some really tacky parts along the beachfront. The marina at Marina del Playa is a good place to gawk at some magnificent boats, or hire a sailboat and kayak and paddle around this huge marina
The boardwalk goes for miles of easy riding. Santa Monica pier has overpriced rides and restaurants.
The coastline is fabulous, clean beach... We got there at about 5/6 pm when the sun was setting and it was just fab to see the sun set. The entertainment at different sections of the pier was cool. The rides for kids are overpriced and you have to pay for parking. It was reassuring to see Santa Monica police at... More
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