Visiting the City of Angels? There are plenty of fun things to do in Los Angeles, and some of the best you’ll find at the famous Santa Monica Pier. Here are some tips about great Santa Monica Pier attractions:
The essential Santa Monica Pier attractions
The Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles is a very popular tourist spot. Not only is it the oldest pier on the West Coast, it also is an exciting attraction for visitors of all types and ages and has been entertaining people for over 100 years. Some of the many attractions that you will find here are the Pacific Park with 12 different rides, an aquarium, restaurants, a game arcade and more.
If you want to enter the Pacific Park in Santa Monica you will need to hold one of the LA passes otherwise you can expect to be charged a fair amount of money for admission. As the pier is so well located, it is worth stopping off at some of the other nearby attractions, but LA can get very warm especially in the summer and walking around the city is not the best way to see the various LA attractions. Our advice is to get a hop on hop off bus tour of the city and this way you will get to see over 40 major attractions, whether in one go or one by one, as you hop on and off the double decker bus.
The pier often hosts concerts in the summer, so check the schedule of events and try to catch one of them. To learn more about the pass, watch our special guide, and view the video travel guides to get tips on Santa Monica Pier attractions and other Los Angeles attractions that will make it possible to plan the perfect vacation in the City of Angels.