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!
Parking is available on both the Pier Deck and the Beachfront nearby. Limited short term parking is also available.Get directions
Pay and Play, or unlimited Pacific Park wristbands for $32.95
Pay and play, or unlimited Pacific Park wristbands for $17.95 (Under 7)
Form pizzas, to tacos, to ice cream and waffles, you certainly won't be going hungry at this popular pier!
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!
Just speak to staff if you have any questions about the attraction accessibility!
Some of the rides at Pacific Pier have height restrictions so be aware of these