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Santa Monica Pier at California
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier at California

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A, Santa Monica, California 90401
Category: Activities, Entertainment, Attractions, Family / Kids
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User Reviews

Santa Monica Pier

Peer into the past at The Santa Monica Pier, a historic pier offering timeless entertainment for the masses. Originally built in 1909, the Pier stands in the cool waters of the Pacific and features entertainment, shopping, and dining options. This world-famous marvel houses the famous Pacific Park amusement park, which boasts California's only over-water Ferris wheel, in addition to a number of high-thrill roller coasters. The Santa Monica Pier also draws visitors for its Heal the Bay Aquarium, a historic Merry-Go-Round, specialty shops, and restaurants.


Hours -

The pier is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, though each business has its own operating hours. Visit the pier's directory to learn more.

Prices -

Free admission.

Events -

From playing games and coaster rides, to concerts and shopping, the pier appeals to people of all ages.
The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series' features music is entering its 28th year. The highly popular summer series offers free concert performances from musicians across the many genres. Enjoy the sights and sounds from the pier deck, the beach, and beyond.
For updated events, visit the Santa Monica Pier website.


Amusement -

Pacific Park, The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and Playland Arcade

Shopping -

Pacific Park souvenirs, Oatman Rock Shop, Carousel Gift Shop, and Blazing Saddles.

Dining -

Santa Monica Pier Seafood and Bubba Gump Shrimp

School -

Trapeze School New York.

Local Tips

The pier is busiest during summer weekends.

Movies Shot at the Pier

The pier makes an appearance in several movies and television shows including Iron Man, Forrest Gump, Titanic and Star Trek .


When is the best time to visit the pier?

Summer weekends are the busiest days, so try to visit during the week. The Carousel closes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Free concerts are held throughout the summer.

What are some points of interest?

The Carousel is very popular and features an old fashioned soft drink fountain, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and a trapeze school.

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