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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” (868 reviews)
“amusement park” (438 reviews)
“bubba gump” (173 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
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+1 310-458-8900
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"ferris wheel"
in 868 reviews
"amusement park"
in 438 reviews
"bubba gump"
in 173 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 123 reviews
"carnival rides"
in 95 reviews
"merry go round"
in 106 reviews
"people watching"
in 383 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 109 reviews
"fun place"
in 118 reviews
"nice walk"
in 129 reviews
"few hours"
in 176 reviews
"pacific park"
in 154 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 112 reviews
"places to eat"
in 118 reviews
"street performers"
in 233 reviews
"los angeles"
in 123 reviews
"pier"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved being here as a tourist. The whole vibe, cute amusement park, sunset, beach, everything combined makes this place a one of a kind, magical place to be. Only thing is that food and drinks are overpriced but thats probably common in such touristic places.

Thank ilsedanielle
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must visit place, there is a lot to see and do. you will see people working out at the beach, entertainers,you will be able to buy your souvenirs and enjoy the beautiful views of Santa Monica, CA.

Thank Marcial G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rent bikes, walk everywhere, enjoy the sun & sand. A great beach & pier anytime. All kinds of food is available. Bikes are affordable. Head down to Venice & Marina del Ray for a great couple of hours.

Thank Ellen I
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had never been to Santa Monica and were worried about things to do with the kiddos, and this was perfect and we had so much fun here.

Thank joJR80
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cool place to hang out for a few hours. Kids young kids would enjoy the carnival type amusement park. Ate at the Bubba Gump Restaurant and was good but pricey.

Thank Andre W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was amazing to see the end of route 66. We had photos with the sign on the pier. We rode on the wheel and the rollercoaster. We ate at bubba gumps and enjoyed the beach. couldn't be more different from Worthing West Sussex. Even...More

Thank simonjpayne2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This seems like you can not travel all this way to not go to the pier. It was alright the rides were very over priced but that is to be expected.

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was our first time here at the Pier. We came at night, and were able to use our GO LA pass to get on the roller coaster which was cool. Lots of kids and familys having fun. It was even just fun looking at...More

Thank Marlena B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited at sunset, what a beautiful picturesque place. So much going on. Entertainers all along pier, carnival attractions & of course the iconic Ferris wheel. Lovely walk along pier soaking on the atmosphere.

Thank GoranYag70
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the pier on a Friday afternoon, walking to the end of the pier and then getting to the rides as they were opening. We bought the unlimited band (highly recommend) and rode as many times as we wanted in an hour. The view...More

Thank Lindsay W
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Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
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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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grantlucy123
31 January 2018|
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Response from UKCUZ | Reviewed this property |
Night time best. Go to the mall next door first around 3 to 4pm first. Morning to afternoon, you can walk along the beach with lotsa shops and street performance. Hope this helps.
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