Santa Monica Pier
Over a century old, the pier stays of-the-moment by inviting kids of all ages to ride the thrilling wooden roller coaster or the 1922 Carousel, challenge their balance at the trapeze school, play state-of-the-art video games, or win massive stuffed animals at the array of carnival games. The Heal the Bay Aquarium, the old-fashioned soda fountain, kitschy shops, seafood restaurants and bars, and the beach keep visitors around all day. Don’t miss the free walking tours and events like summertime’s Twilight Dance Series, which features big-name musicians for free, and autumn’s outdoor movies. Just up the street is Third Street Promenade, a car-free commercial stretch.
200 Santa Monica Pier
- Santa Monica, California 90401
- 34.01052000, -118.49595800
- Pier: 24/7. Shop and rides hrs. vary.
- Visit Website
- (310) 458-8901