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“Fun place for all ages”
Review of Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier
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US$27.95*
and up
Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
Ranked #1 of 108 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the pier for a quick day trip. It has something for all ages. Be sure to ride the antique carousel - a cheap and fun diversion! We also highly recommend partaking in the free tours that are offered the visitor center at the east end of the pier. Our guide gave us a fantastic historic overview of the pier as we strolled it’s length. Highly recommend!!

Thank geoteacher068
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the pier and pacific park but it was too crowded and anything out of the ordinary. It was cool to have a walk there but too much noise and people with noisy instuments.

Thank Eulàlia B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the pier on a whim and it turned out to be a very good afternoon. The history, shops, food, games and rides really made it the all around experience for our family.

2  Thank Christopher W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think it goes without saying that if your in SoCal near the coast you should visit the pier. It’s an iconic California landmark that many people would recognize from pictures and movies. It’s a cool place to walk and people watch. I like coming at night to see all the lights.

Thank Joseph V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry. Not a fan. I have seen alot of boardwalks and this is just one of many and not very special. There are performers that are interesting but I was not impressed overall.

1  Thank VacaAllie
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