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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 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 28 June 2018 via mobile

Felt like a sardine, way busy on a Wednesday evening. The surface is rough watch your step. I wasted ice cream but not soft serve. Soft was everywhere but I did not find traditional ice cream :(

Thank Edward M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Family friendly a little tack, carnival games and crowd. We had fun. It can get a little cool at night. Felt very safe.

Thank 1Racer
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We spent the day here with our kids. Surfed, rode bikes and hung out on the pier with our dog. Weather was good and not to crowded. One of the street performers was playing that song and dancing (if you've seen him he's hard to forget)

Thank wanterer44
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Sorry but there are better places to spend your time. I did not enjoy the chaos of Santa Monica pier at all. This was my second visit and I only went reluctantly because friends I was traveling with had never seen it. Now they can say been there, done that and they have no desire to go back either. Also... hold on to your wallet!

Thank BeachyKeen68
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The pier has lots of paid and free activities giving you lot's of choice in how you experience the pier. The crowds can become quite large during peak seasons but don't let that turn you away.

Thank LandPlaceSea
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