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Los Angeles Day Tour
"Start the tour in Santa Monica Pier to see the Santa Monica Beach and make our way to shop at the 3rd Street Promenade. Then make your way to where the elite shop check out the hotel from Pretty Woman and try to spot celebrities on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Right after seeing world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques make your way to The Grove / Farmers Market where you will experience beautiful outdoor shopping by taking a stroll through the market and take some photos by The Singing Fountain. You will also have time to hang out on the grassy area to take in from which you can also take back a unique souvenir to remember this unforgettable day. As the tour commences you will drive by Melrose on the way back to Hollywood.""""Take a 4-hour tour around Los Angeles' most popular destinations
From $59.00
 
Los Angeles Night Tour
"Start the tour in Santa Monica Pier to see the Santa Monica Beach and make our way to shop at the 3rd Street Promenade. Then make your way to where the elite shop check out the hotel from Pretty Woman and try to spot celebrities on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Right after seeing world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques make your way to The Grove / Farmers Market where you will experience beautiful outdoor shopping by taking a stroll through the market and take some photos by The Singing Fountain. You will also have time to hang out on the grassy area to take in from which you can also take back a unique souvenir to remember this unforgettable day. As the tour commences you will drive by Melrose on the way back to Hollywood.""""Take an evening tour through Los Angeles’ most popular destinations
From $59.00
 
Los Angeles Private Tour
"After getting picked up at your hotel or accommodation in Los Angeles sit back in the comfortable car and see the stars (or at least the places they love) on this private tour of L.A.. Learn about the history and culture of L.A. from the knowledgeable driver-guide. And while the itinerary is flexible based on your interest consider heading to the iconic Grove shopping area (the spot of many movie scenes) legendarily posh Rodeo Drive the Santa Monica Pier and Melrose Avenue a street flanked by innumerable alternative and hip shops and cafes. Stop for lunch at the Farmers Market
From $400.00

The Pier Tips (11)

Santa Monica Pier Kiosk

Favorite thing As you probably all ready know what is one of my favorite things is learn the history about the places I visit. So when a community takes the time and especially money to install one of these I like to take the time and read some of the information that is shared.

This one is located at the base of the pier by the carousel.

Santa Monica Kiosk

Santa Monica Walk-In Visitor Information Center
1920 Main Street, Suite B (between Pico Blvd and Bay St)
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Email: info@santamonica.com
Toll Free: (800) 544-5319
Phone: (310) 393-7593
Fax: (310) 319-6273
Open Daily 9am-5:30pm

Santa Monica Visitor Information Kiosk
Located in Palisades Park
1400 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 393-0410
Open Daily 10am-6pm (Summer Hours)

Santa Monica Visitor Information Kiosk - Pier
322 Santa Monica Pier (across from Bubba Gump Shrimp)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Open Daily 11am-4:30pm (Summer Hours)

Santa Monica Visitor Information Cart
Located on the 1300 Block of Third Street Promenade (across from Foot Locker)
Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Mobile Visitors Center
On September 8th, 2011, Santa Monica CVB launched the all new "I Love Santa Monica" mobile visitors center. Be on the lookout for our next appearance.

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Yaqui
Mar 10, 2013

Bathrooms

Favorite thing One thing about myself I will always remember where a bathroom is once I find it. Not everyone has a bladder like a camel. There is this kiosk that is located in front of the Hippodrome building at the beach level that is full of wonderful helpful information and it has the bathroom locations on it.

The nearest bathroom if you park next to the pier is right underneath it. (This use to be the ony one they had and YOU DID NOT want to go in it by yourself at one time.) Now it is much safier.

The other one is located between the arcades games and amusement park.

The is another located under the Harbor Office at the end of the pier.

There are more locations, please check the map.

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-8900
Santa Monica Pier

From the north or south on the 405 Freeway, take I-10 West. Drive west on I-10 and exit freeway at 4th/5th Street exit. Go north on 5th St. to Colorado Ave. Make a left on Colorado Ave. and drive straight to the Pier at Ocean Avenue.

Fondest memory As young adults we would drive or either ride or motorcycles here to hang out for the day at the pier or beach. Fond memeories because some of the friends I use to ride with have since past away sadly. They were good people and were fun to hangout with.

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Yaqui
Mar 10, 2013

Get lowdown on free stuff!

Favorite thing Walking down the pier!

Sure, it is the most typical thing to do in Santa Monica. I did it recently only because I hadn't done it for a while. The pier is a great spot to be seen and this is ideal for promoters. So, last time here, on a semi-sweltering afternoon, there were a few Coke reps by the famous pier sign. They were tossing to weary pier walkers and other passerbys free cold coke flavored with a bit of lime. Who knows what other product will be out there for the pushing next?

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marinarena
Jun 14, 2005

The Pier is a place for young and old alike .

Favorite thing Yes this Santa Monica Pier is a place for young and old ,there is plenty to do ,the amusement Park is a great place for families .
Here in the picture we see a place where you can control miniature ships in the water
A real fun event and great for kids big and small.

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Waalewiener
Jan 03, 2005
 
 
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Artist are hard at work at the Pier Santa Monica

Favorite thing You will see several Artist at the Santa Monica Pier ,for example water paintings
and there were some other artist doing other art ,it is all part of a nice ambience at the Pier.
It is all a great experience .

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Waalewiener
Jan 03, 2005

Pier in Santa Monica has something for everyone.

Favorite thing This Pier in Santa Monica is such a great place with so much to do ,for adults or kids .
Shopping ,walking ,Arcades ,Restaurants Amusement park or just relaxing or even have a Fortune teller tell you what your future
will bring.
This Santa Monica pier has it all .

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Waalewiener
Dec 30, 2004

At the end of the Pier is the Harbor office .

Favorite thing This Pier is awsome to visit
Don't miss it when you visit Santa Monica and California .

Fondest memory I remember that at the end of the Santa Monica Pier there is a Harbor office
It was a big office and I also noticed the coast guard helicopter flying by often .
So I think that because of such a big and busy Pier there needs to be a good security to protect this Pier ,there was also a place to fish off this Pier as you can see in the picture .

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Waalewiener
Dec 28, 2004

Visit the Santa Monica Pier

Favorite thing If your done with playing on the beach for a while,you can always go to the pier. Street artist are showing their skills for you to watch. But you can also take a spin in the Ferris Wheel. Or ride the coaster and on top of it all you get a great view of the ocean and the beach...


Picture taken June 2001

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mafootje
Jul 15, 2004

Top 5 Santa Monica Writers

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Yaqui

"~Santa Monica~"
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marinarena

"I Leave My Heart in Santa Monica"
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Waalewiener

"AFTERNOON & EVENING AT SANTA MONICA PIER."
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antistar

"Santa Monica"
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"BEAUTY AND THE BEACH"
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SANTA MONICA PIER
This 100...

Favorite thing SANTA MONICA PIER

This 100 years old pier is the landmark of Santa Monica.

It has been a favorite spot for filming: The Sting, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Cop, The Net, along with television programs such as Baywatch.

It also offers an amusement park with a ferris wheel and roller coaster, an arcade, an historic carousel, restaurants and a superbe view to the huge surrounding beach!

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LysDor
Sep 12, 2002

See the Santa Monica Pier and...

Favorite thing See the Santa Monica Pier and the Promenade. Enjoy some of the best restaurants in Southern California.
There are plenty of art galleries and small theatres, with daily performances. You will enjoy some of the best sunsets in California.

Fondest memory I enjoy the weather, it is always nice and does not get into extremes temperatures. Riding my bicicle around town, believe me, is still possible!. We also have some of the best bookstores in the Los Angeles area.

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Luis_Alberto
Aug 24, 2002

There is plenty of activities at the Pier .

Favorite thing Mini Golf ,yes there was even a Mini Golf place at this Pier .
Kids and there parents were out their testing
their golf skils
We past on playing mIni Golf ,we did not have enough time .

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Waalewiener
Jan 03, 2005

Things to Do Near Santa Monica

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Beach Bike Path

Something fun to do in the area is to rent a bicycle by the hour and ride along the paved South Coast Bicycle Trail which stretches over 20 miles along the L.A. Coast from Malibu south to Torrance...
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Third Street Promenade

Good idea, leaving the beach, said Fernanda. Let's move to a better place. And that was... shopping area, of course. Do you believe that I supported the never ending series of malls, shops and...
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Third Street Promenade

Aah, 3rd Street Promenade. It's the shopping version of Disneyland. Shopping in downtown Santa Monica's Promenade may set you back the cost of a one-day park hopper ticket (more or less) at Mickey...
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Santa Monica Place

This is the mall at the south end of 3rd street promenade, it was renovated a few years ago to an open air mall, with trendy designer shops and restaurants. It is also a few block from the beach and...
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Carousel

It's full name is The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome and it is located on the Newcomb Pier adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. It was designed and built in 1916 by Charles I....
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Visitors Center

Located along Ocean Ave within Palisades Park is one of three visitor centers. It is Open Daily 10am-4pm. We stopped here and grabs some maps. It is a great place to find any information you made need...
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