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“Good place for the family”
Review of Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier
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USD 27.95*
and up
Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
Ranked #1 of 111 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

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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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the pier. The atmosphere was fun and crazy and busy. The view beautiful. Hard to park later in the day so earlier the better. Lots of good choices. Lots of entertainment. Glad we visited.

Thank 3peepsocon
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this beach and pier ! Lots of good food and a little bit of shopping. The scene here is peaceful and fun. I’d definitely return !

Thank Jessica Z
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is just a place you have to visit if you are in the area. It just feels nostalgic. The street performers have designated spaces and some are better than others of course. The day we visited there was a fantastic magician on the pier that we really enjoyed. There are rides, but we didn’t ride. It was just a fun little outing. We ate at the Mexican restaurant at the end of the pier and the food was great. You could tell it would really be a fun spot on a warm night. Unfortunately we were there on a gloomy cool morning. It felt like a safe place to be with plenty of parking. I wouldn’t plan on spending a whole day there, but definitely worth the effort to get there for the experience.

Thank Rene20
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