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Santa Monica Pier at California

Santa Monica Pier

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Santa Monica Pier: Rides, Concerts and Fishing

A large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue, this 100-year-old landmark features an array of fun attractions that make it one of Southern California's most attractive hotspots. Among its many enticing draws include Pacific Park, an amusement park that features a one-of-a-kind solar-paneled Ferris wheel. The pier also plays host to an original 1920s carousel hippodrome, a fascinating aquarium, a trapeze school, a video arcade and numerous great pubs and restaurants. Santa Monica Pier is also a popular among anglers and a regular venue for movies, concerts and other free family-fun activities.


  • Ehibits
  • Fishing
  • Concerts
  • Aquarium
  • Rides
  • Dining


  • How much does it cost to enter the Pier?

    There is no admission charge to enter the pier; however, you will have to pay for individual rides. Pacific Park is also free to enter, and both the pier and the park are open year-round.
  • How much is parking?

    Parking fees vary from $6 to $12, depending on the season and day of the week. There is also an hourly rate assessed per vehicle. There is a metered parking lot by Hot Dog on a Stick on the the south side of the pier and an additional parking lot on the north side of the pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Highway.

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