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“Neat place to visit but not if you’re using mobility equipment. ”
Review of Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier
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US$ 27.95*
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Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
Ranked #1 of 110 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Left the teens behind at the travel trailer and decided to check out the Santa Monica Pier.

First challenge was maneuvering my knee scooter down the ramp and then onto the pier made of boards. Nope, it didn’t occur to me that the pier would be a boardwalk and I know better! So, the use of a knee scooter was a major challenge because of the knots and gaps in the wood boards but I managed to make it to the end.

Several street performers were available to listen to while each one sang or played their music. One guy would artistically write whatever name you wanted and create a large name card. Several overpriced gift shops, rides, and other stuff. The most fascinating thing to me was the colorful Ferris wheel and all its LED lighting and ever changing designs.

We visited after 8pm but there were still a lot of people there. This pier would be a great place to visit if you wanted to chill out and people watch and listen to the performers.

Gotta visit at least once! Next time we’ll come by during the day when it’s light out. And when my sprained ankle is fully healed!

Thank delpuertoRS
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The place is litterly electric and the re is so much to do here because there is roller coaster and a Ferris wheel here and everything .

Thank CathalNeville
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited in late afternoon. Enjoyed the performers. Kids got a name sign made in Rainbow art which was really cool. Didn't get on any rides. Nice to walk the pier and take pictures.

Thank Em O
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Great place to visit for a family outing. Great place to take pictures while also a thrilling experience. It get's very crowded with guests so I would recommend if coming from recent flight to leave personal belongings at residency. The Santa Monica Pier aquarium right below the carousel is also a great place to check out when at the pier.

Thank Kayla G
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

great fun on the pier , can spend day easily entertained with watching water and people on the beach or eating on the pier with game rooms there also.

Thank melcraven8102
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