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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
+1 310-458-8900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a look if you're in the area. Wouldn't go to visit it especially. Food places and restrooms and a. Nice view.

Thank JoelZoe1
Reviewed yesterday

Santa Monica Pier is huge, with many restaurants, a fair, and more than anything, with the very best people watching both on the beach and on the pier itself. Parking lots fill up very quickly during week-ends and in the Summer, so it is better...More

Thank ochassot
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed the carnival atmosphere and our 5 year old loved the rides. There were so many things to look at and enjoy. A must stop if in the area.

Thank Bullfrog270
Reviewed yesterday

We had to visit the iconic Santa Monica Pier whilst visiting LA. The pier has lots of gift shops and fast foot outlets plus the funfair. The best part is the views. Amazing views of the whole of Santa Monica beach and the surrounding cliffs....More

Thank SophieDewing
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the places I wanted to visit while in LA to say I did. Cute place. Since I don't have small children I probably wouldn't revisit.

Thank Cpc2177
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

simply wonderful!!!!! Santa Monica pier has a unique magic !!! Perfect to go in couple with family or friends !!!!! The weather was very good, sun, fresh air and that helped to enjoy all the attractions a bit more. There are many vendors selling food...More

Thank Claudia P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After going to Coney Island and Seaside Hts the Santa Monica pier was nice but not that spectacular. Was anticipating something bigger

Thank 4yogi168
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in the middle between the two large beaches. There are lots of people on the pier both day and night. They have a carousel park, and our teenagers said it was fun. There are also a number of restaurants and bars there to keep...More

Thank Vidar S
Reviewed 3 days ago

...definitely for tourists or a couple on a first date. There are a few restaurants and the usual trappings of a tourist area - trinkets, t-shirts, ice cream/burgers/pizza. Nice walk on a sunny day. Suppose it's good for families w/kids (12 & under). Some of...More

Thank KuriousKat2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restoration have been great it's a fun iconic site. Lots to see and do. People watching was loads of fun lots of characters.

Thank Rendoch
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Tony D
Would this be a good place for a first date with someone?
13 May 2017|
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Response from lajgf | Reviewed this property |
Well that kind of depends on what your interests are. If you are just wanting to stroll and take in the scenery then yes. The ocean is always a great view and the beach scene is great. But, if you are planning to eat there... More
Are small dogs allowed on the ferris wheel? :D
29 March 2017|
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Response from Niko Z | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. But I don't think so ..
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Is there handicap parking on pier
29 March 2017|
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Response from Katie M | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice if there was specified handicap parking. I'm sorry!