Santa Monica Pier

321 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, United States
207 reviews

A fabulous place to take the family. I enjoy going on Thursday nights during summer. The live concerts on the pier and rides are a fantastic combination for a family good time.

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    0.08 mi

    Pacific Park

    0.08 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    9 reviews

    They have lots of kids play around the back of the park

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    0.08 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    4 reviews
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  • 3
    0.19 mi

    Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

    0.19 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    4 reviews

    Hidden below the Santa Monica pier's carousel, this aquarium deals exclusively with the marine life of the Santa Monica Bay. Run by the nonprofit, Heal the Bay, the displays are great, not only for children (for whom there are tailored programs) but for adults.

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    0.08 mi

    Santa monica beach concert series

    0.08 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    3 reviews

    isnt it awesone to be in the summer where you get to play in the sand and listen to good music. with gogobot, you get just that plus good company along with all the awesomeness of everything else. I came here twice this month and will come again. it is also great to see tons of people roaming the area ...

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    0.03 mi

    Pacific Wheel

    0.03 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    1 review

    Introducing the only entirely solar-powered Ferris wheel in the world. The original was sold on eBay in 2008 and replaced with an identical wheel sporting the same solar-powered design and waterfront location. Nightfall brings a fantastic LED light show made possible by 160,000 energy-efficient LED lights that cover the wheel.

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    0.17 mi

    Santa Monica Pier Carousel

    0.17 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    1 review

    Gorgeous to look at and kids (along with kids at heart) still enjoy riding any one of the fifty-six hand carved horses. Actually, a few other animals are also represented but the horses are what catch your eye. This historic 1916 Loof Carousel was the "Chicago Carousel" seen in the movie The Sting.

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    0.2 mi

    Big Dean's Ocean Front Cafe

    0.2 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    1 review
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    0.18 mi

    Cirque du Soleil

    0.18 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    1 review

    No need to travel to Vegas to see their show. Santa Monica, close to the pier and the beach is a semi-permanent location for Cirque du Soleil. Shuttle busses are available for those who park at the civic center. The Shore Hotel on Ocean also has available parking. We saw "Totem" which didn't feature as much in high wire performances ...

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    Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel

    0.01 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    2 reviews

    The waterfront ferris wheel that inspired a nation dotted with waterfront ferris wheels! You're likely to stand in line for twenty minutes during high season to board this bad boy, but seeing the relatively unspoiled California coastline from 130 feet in the sky is a sight worth seeing, if you ask me. Bring the whole family! Because let's be honest, ...

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    0.15 mi

    Trapeze school new york

    0.15 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    1 review

    When they say "Ready", it's not a question it's a command. I managed to jump off before I thought twice about what I was doing lol Standing up there waiting for my turn gave me butterflies. Swinging on a trapeze with a view of the pier felt exhilarating. A big thanks to Blaine, Caroline (she also teaches aerial silk) and ...

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    0.18 mi

    UCLA Discovery Center

    0.18 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    1 review

    Under the Santa Monica pier this little aquarium is fantastic for the kids!

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    0.24 mi

    Santa Monica Pier-9.3 miles-16 minutes

    0.24 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    1 review
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    0.62 mi

    Third Street Promenade

    0.62 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    91 reviews

    I work in the area and am still not over how wonderful the promenade is. There's great food, drinks, performers and shopping to be done! Structures only offer 90 minutes free parking which isn't helpful when you plan to visit the beach and stay half the day. I recommend reserving a parking spot in advance here: Wednesdays: If you ...

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    0.8 mi

    Santa Monica State Beach

    0.8 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    85 reviews

    Beautiful all the time. It is one of the more frequented beach spots but mornings are great times for a peaceful pleasant walk.

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    0.96 mi

    Santa Monica Farmers' Market

    0.96 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    35 reviews

    Stock the kitchen with California farm fresh produce. Walk or park in the parking garages on 2nd Street between Wilshire and Arizona. Bring your own bag and cash. Here you will find every seasonally grown fruit and vegetable at your fingertips.

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    0.52 mi

    Santa Monica Place

    0.52 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    37 reviews

    Everything your heart desires. The new Santa Monica Mall is amazing. Great shops and restaurants.

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  • 17
    0.53 mi

    Main Street Santa Monica

    0.53 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    29 reviews

    I love this street.

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  • 18
    0.41 mi

    Copa D'Oro

    0.41 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    14 reviews

    Ok, I don't drink so I'm probably missing a big part of the experience here, but I did enjoy the low-key environment and the appetizers! We had their dips and I liked each one of them - the bread that came with was just the perfect combo of soft and crispy. I saw signs for a 1920's themed night they ...

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  • 19
    0.86 mi

    Santa Monica Los Angeles

    0.86 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    15 reviews

    You are here!

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    0.68 mi


    0.68 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    9 reviews

    LA has an amazing Yoga culture - the teachers are top notch. This was my favorite studio when I lived in the area. Right near the beach, nice sunny studio and really good instruction for any level.

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