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Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number:
+1 310-458-8900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops,...

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.

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Iconic pier, a must see.

We went there for an afternoon. The pier is a must see when in the area. The rides were high priced, but you must go on the Ferris wheel. We saw whales about 1000 yards off of... read more

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Tracy, California
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

So...... we heard so much about this place that we decided to have a drive down to see for ourselves. Of course this still being L.A. we had to navigate the unavoidable L.A. traffic which took us about two hours from Anaheim because we were stuck in an accident which compounded our travel time. Anyway, we drove by the famous... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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We went there for an afternoon. The pier is a must see when in the area. The rides were high priced, but you must go on the Ferris wheel. We saw whales about 1000 yards off of beach.

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Thank SailSunJay
Pickerington, Ohio
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Watch people watch the sunset Good selection of a variety of foods. I feel safe there and parking was easier by using their parking.

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Thank BadermanTowson_MD
Perth, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there yesterday with a Bus hop on and off and it was a great view/ place to visit! End of 66, has a small park ( everything you need to pay), food, etc. The food there at the Pier is not great. We had the tacos and tasted awful.

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Thank Evelyn M
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool and fun . If u are in Santa Monica for the weekend and u have nothing to do, go ahead and have some fun on the Pier . There is enough to do and see .

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Thank Sashe S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Look at the sunset from Santa Monica Pier is amazing, a lot of young people, life, music and positive feelings, you need to visit. I suggest starting from 7pm

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Thank Gerardo D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My tween loved the pier. It was fun with some rides, a ferris wheel and bumper cars and others. There are some seedy characters walking around but definitely a family atmosphere.

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Thank Deb P
Erie, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here on a Fri afternoon after a business trip before heading back to snow in Denver. It was crazy crowded and we decided to eat just off the Pier instead of at the restaurants available there. We did drive right down & park on the Pier. It was an experience for my kids. There were probably cheaper options... More 

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Turlock, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Today is great out at the pier. It is a little windy but not over crowed. I never realized The famous Route 66 ended on the pier. Having a great day. The Carousel ride was cool and cheap at only 2 dollars for adults and 1 dollar for kids.

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Thank Tcard2013
Cotswolds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Super views from this iconic pier. The games and rides are on the tacky side, just like any pier anywhere, but what a fun and cheerful place. Bubba Gump's had wonderful shrimp and seafood. Make sure to ride the Pacific Wheel just as the sun is setting, The pier is renowned for its Pokemon. We caught loads of rare ones... More 

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