Santa Monica Pier

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

Came here today for a gogobot event! Sad I missed it last year, but super glad they did it this year! Every Thursday this summer the pier will have live outdoor music until 10pm. People can show up early and claim a spot, picnic and relax. Booze isn't allowed, you ll see a lot of cops walking around during the ...

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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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    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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    0.19 mi

    Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

    0.19 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    2 reviews

    This eco-conscious little aquarium below the Santa Monica Pier is a great place to take little ones and younger kids to learn more about the Pacific Ocean and local marine life. It's worth a detour inside just for the tide-pool touch tanks!

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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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    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
  • 13
    0.62 mi

    Third Street Promenade

    0.62 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    88 reviews

    One of the best places in L.A. for strolling, shopping and people watching. The Promenade is a big open air pedestrian street, which often has high quality street performers, lots of restaurants and 2 movie theaters.

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    0.8 mi

    Santa Monica State Beach

    0.8 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    83 reviews

    Gorgeous beach is one of West LA's stunners, even if the water isn't always the cleanest and the crowds of families and tourists can get overwhelming on summer weekends in July and August. Head to the pier for carnival fun and outdoor music concerts in summer, and look for the end of Route 66 sign on the bluff tops in ...

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  • 15
    0.96 mi

    Santa Monica Farmers' Market

    0.96 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    33 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
    34 reviews

    A modern and luxurious mall opens up to an ocean view and the pedestrian only third street promenade.

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    0.53 mi

    Main Street Santa Monica

    0.53 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    29 reviews

    Every kind of restaurant and a few clubs and night life activities - blocks away from Rose. Farmers Market every Sunday - where you can eat and sit on the lawn.

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    0.41 mi

    Copa D'Oro

    0.41 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    14 reviews

    This is one of my favorite drink spots on the west side; and it's also where I discovered one of my favorite drinks EVER. They use fresh, organic ingredients and the bartenders really know their stuff. You can also pick and choose from ingredients, then the bartenders will make you a delicious concoction with their know-how and all the goods ...

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    0.86 mi

    Santa Monica Los Angeles

    0.86 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    15 reviews

    Teen Choice Awards Live!

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    0.68 mi from Santa Monica Pier
    8 reviews

    YogaWorks is one of the large corporate yoga chains, and this studio was the first of many. Started as an Ashtanga studio (a very physical and self led practice), it has expanded to fit the needs of a larger audience. They offer ashtanga as well as vinyasa and hatha style classes. You will be able to find any kind of ...

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