Santa Monica Pier Attractions
For visitors to Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier is a no-brainer. Dive in and explore the Pier’s Pacific ocean views, souvenir shops, arcade with more than 200 games or get a bite at one of the restaurants. If you are looking for some excitement, check out Pacific Park, a full-service amusement park. The park’s solar-powered, over-water Ferris wheel makes it the only one of its kind in the region. The park also features a five-story West Coaster roller coaster and nine-story Pacific Plunge tower ride. More than 6 million visitors a year stop at this iconic Santa Monica attraction.
Make memories and grab photos at some of the state’s most Instagrammable spots, including the official end of Route 66 sign and the instantly-recognizable blue and yellow Santa Monica Pier sign.
For those completing a trip along Route 66, don’t forget to stop at Santa Monica Travel & Tourism’s Visitor Information Kiosk along Palisades Park for your official Route 66 certificate.
By day, marvel at the historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel, check out the street performers, or snag a stick of puffy cotton candy. The views of Malibu and the South Bay are outstanding and make for the perfect evening when watched with the perfect drink in hand. Stick around past sunset and you might just catch live local music to the sound of the nearby waves.
The Santa Monica Pier is a must-visit Santa Monica attraction that really sets Santa Monica apart as an ideal destination for families and visitors of any age.