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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
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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 Air Tour Experience
"Come join us for an unforgettable Air Experience of 45 minutes over the beautiful Los Angeles. Choose between our two amazing routes: DTLA/SANTA MONICA OR SANTA MONICA/MALIBU COASTLINE.DOWNTOWN LA AND SANTA MONICARoute DescriptionDepa Burbank Airport Griffith Park Universal Studios and the NBC Universal Building. As we continue eastbound around Mt. Lee enjoy views of the LA River Downtown LA skyscrapers the Dodgers Stadium
From $150.00

Santa Monica Pier Tips (51)

Check out the Santa Monica...

Check out the Santa Monica Pier. The Santa Monica Pier's origins date back almost 100 years. The Pier is very large, 413,056 square feet (9 acres), and very popular, attracting some 3 million visitors...
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Nobbe
Aug 24, 2002

Take a stroll down memory lane on the pier

Remember when you were a child. You begged and bothered to go play at the arcade, ride the roller coaster and eat cotton candy! Wait - you still want to do this, right? Well, here many live out...
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marinarena
Jun 14, 2005

Seaside Stroll

Santa Monica pier is a great place to take a walk and people watch. The Pier has a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment experiences including a fun fare. At the start of the pier, you will...
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Gillybob
Aug 31, 2011

Santa Monica Pier

One of the most outstanding attractions on Santa Monica's ocean front is the pier, which as well as providing touristic entertainment, also lights up beautifully at night. The pier has appeared in...
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antistar
Feb 16, 2014

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Located beneath the Santa Monica Pier, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Since 2003, it is operated by Heal the Bay, a nonprofit organization. It was formerly known as the Ocean Discovery Center and was...
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brilliantbeer
Apr 04, 2011

Santa Monica Pier

The acitivity at the Santa Monica Pier has a lot to do with the weather, what day it is and if it's summer break for school kids, I've been here when there have only been a few people but on a Sunday...
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Dabs
May 04, 2008

If you're in Santa Monica...

There's one place you definitely want to see ~ the famous Santa Monica Pier. It's open year round and the admission is free. They have playland arcade, carousel and many restaurants overlooking the...
su_jen
Mar 20, 2003

On the pier in Santa Monica

This is a centerpiece of any visit to Santa Monica. Grab a bite to eat, check out the (as expected) many souvenir shops & buy yourself something kitchy. There's plenty for the kids to do,...
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spgood301
Jun 30, 2005

THe Pier, a tacky necessity

Ok, its the pier. Cheesy, but oh so fun. Ride the thrilless rollercoaster or go on the ferris wheel, which looks very cool lit up at night! Great people watching spot and the food items are not that...
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tvdandy
May 25, 2011

Free park entrance, anyone?

We went here (Pacific Park, Santa Monica, CA) to check out the beach quality and for the kids to enjoy more parks (we went to Magic Mountain, too). It was near Carson where we stayed during our 2008...
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iclee
Jan 19, 2009

Fishing for Moby Dick

I saw a lot of people with fishing poles and patiently waiting for that "bite" on the farthest end of the pier.I found out that you will not need a fishing license here and the poles/baits can be...
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iclee
Jan 19, 2009

Playing on the Pier

So much to do here although all of it was definitely aimed at tourists and a little tacky but hey we had fun. So much colour in the people around and the activities available. Our most enjoyable visit...
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amandajayne81
Mar 23, 2008
 
 
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"I Leave My Heart in Santa Monica"
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"AFTERNOON & EVENING AT SANTA MONICA PIER."
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"BEAUTY AND THE BEACH"
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Things to Do Near Santa Monica Pier

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Santa Monica Pier

This 100 year old landmark on a large double-jointed pier The pier contains Pacific Park amusement park with its one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, solar-paneled Ferris wheel. an original carousel...
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Santa Monica Beaches

Santa Monica State Beach is an iconic destination that draws visitors from around the globe. It is 3 miles long, covering 245 acres of sand along Santa Monica Bay. Residents and visitors enjoy broad...
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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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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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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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Third Street Promenade

A great pedestrian shopping street where you can find lots of big chains like Victoria's Secret and Sephora. In the afternoon you can also find street artists here. Some better than others :-) And...
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Getting to Santa Monica Pier

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Ocean Avenue at Colorado

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