The Santa Monica Pier is open 365 days a year and admission to marvel at it’s wonders is free, with facilities charging independently.
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.
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. 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.