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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 suppose people want to see this because it’s popular, but it’s not worth it. Try manhattan beach. It’s less crowded and has an all around better vibe. Still cool to see this though if you haven’t before.

Thank abbyness67
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in Santa Monica for one night to rest after landing at LAX from Australia. We're glad we did as the pier was a few minutes walk away and is open every day. There's lots to look at if you don't want to spend...More

Thank collo75
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It has everything you would expect on a pier - rides, shopping, lots of fried foods (a couple of nice seafood restaurants (not Bubba Gumps...), and a great view. Seemingly never ending wide beaches and plenty of activity (biking, boarding and walking). A definite stop...More

Thank MrHCooksForYou
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walking along the beach and on the pier made me so happy! It was busy but organized and well kept. It’s a beautiful backdrop to every photo!

Thank IYamwhatiyam2014
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

NOTE: TYPE OF VISIT: FAMILY NO KIDS (This wasn't option, so I had to mark 'friends'). Eight adults without children had a blast here! Unless you count those of us who acted like a kid again. This place brings out the kid in, no matter...More

Thank BurienTraveler2014
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived at Santa Monica Pier late back from Santa Barbara. Parking was a little confusing to find. Lucky parking wasn't too bad. Got a spot easily. However still paid even it was at night. The Pier was still packed with people and selling stalls. All...More

Thank Jason526
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is at the end of Route 66 and also a fun place with amusements, rides, food and numerous characters. In some ways it makes you feel a bit like you are in Key West, with the characters present. We arrived in a motor home...More

Thank Lecano_FlStan43
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fun place for the whole family. Parking is available. Shops, music & a few rides. Definitely check out the sunset while here

Thank Teenie2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wish we could have gotten there at a different time. We arrived late in the day. Parking was fine once we figured out exactly where to go. The big parking lot was the best choice but we weren’t sure exactly how to get there...More

Thank Dale M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Santa Monica Pier is very famous sightseeing spot. At night is very beautiful! And beach can be so relaxing!!

Thank 勇太 木
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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
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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 Martin B | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to walk on pier .You pay only for the attractions if you use them
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