Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA

Where are we going?

Santa Monica Pier
380 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica
CA 90401

310 458 8901

What is there to do?

The Santa Monica Pier is one of those iconic places in Los Angeles that every family has to make a visit to on their family day out!

Young kids will love the historic carousel, underneath which is the pier aquarium with extensive displays, touch tanks, plus marine themed arts and crafts activities. See, you don't have to get wet to explore the oceans!

Braver types can try the Trapeze School, where active families can learn a super new skill together over the top of the pier itself!

The Pacific Park amusement park has thrill and family rides across the spectrum with something for everyone. There are rides to spin, rides to lift, and coasters to excited! Don't miss having a ride on that iconic Pacific Wheel either, which gives you amazing views of the whole Santa Monica beach!

You can also enjoy the huge playland arcade with their fun, video and redemption games.

There's also plenty of independent traders, refreshments and beachside retail opportunities as well as the beach itself.

Don't forget to take some fun beach items too, like that iconic bucket and spade, because that white sand is all around you, and you will certainly be tempted to enjoy it when you get there!

An iconic part of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Pier is a family day out you won't be forgetting in a long time!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Pay and Play, or unlimited Pacific Park wristbands for $32.95

Children: Pay and play, or unlimited Pacific Park wristbands for $17.95 (Under 7)


Need a little extra help?

Just speak to staff if you have any questions about the attraction accessibility!


When can we go?

Individual operating schedules for attractions.

365 days a year!


Any top tips?

It's a good idea to take sun protection as that California sun can get pretty hot - and make sure you take your camera too!

I’m Hungry!

Form pizzas, to tacos, to ice cream and waffles, you certainly won't be going hungry at this popular pier! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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