Standard pier, probably good for small kids due to rides. Great for a photo from the beach but that's about it.
About Santa Monica Pier
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Maybe I was expecting something better, especially because I had been at Disneyland the day before. I just felt it was cheap and cheesy. We did go on a Saturday, so I figured it would be crowded. I am glad that we went because it...More
Not hugely different to a lot of seaside piers around the world. More hawkers maybe but the food, rides etc are pretty standard. Worth a visit but nothing special.
Spent a couple of hours here and enjoyed the buzz. There are a few buskers singing their songs which added to the atmosphere. The rides were typical fun fair style. Only did the mini rollercoaster (actually better than Harry Potter's flight of the hippogriff at...More
Yes, its fun. The rides are pretty cool. There is a roller coaster and a ferris wheel and some arcades and carnival type themes. There is also a Bubba Gump restaurant and of course the beach steps away. The characters at night are a little...More