Los Angeles Santa Monica Pier

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.

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USD 148.99$

Universal Studios Hollywood General Admission Ticket

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood movie experience! Go behind the scenes on the world famous Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. Be part of the battle as you embark on a mission to defend the Allspark from the evil clutches of the Decepticons© in TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride 3D.

USD 91.99$

Go Los Angeles Card

With access to nearly 40 top LA attractions, activities and tours, the Go Los Angeles™ Card offers something for everyone! Tour Warner Bros. Studio on a VIP tour; meet your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Hollywood; take a hop-on hop-off city tour; experience thrills at Six Flags Magic Mountain and much more. Enjoy the flexibility to create your own itinerary and sightsee at your own pace; plus, you’ll save up to 50% on select tours, attractions, dining and shopping. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned visitor, you’ll love this whole new way to discover Los Angeles!

USD 69.99$

Grand Tour of Los Angeles

See the famous sights of Hollywood and Los Angeles on this comprehensive sightseeing tour. Take this full-day city tour and visit the major highlights of Los Angeles, like Olvera Street, the birthplace of Los Angeles. See the footprints and handprints of your favorite movie stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, take photos of the iconic Hollywood sign, enjoy a delicious lunch at the LA Farmers Market and more!

USD 73.98$

Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

Go behind the scenes of Warner Bros. Studio and see dozens of celebrity homes on this 9-hour tour that takes you from Hollywood to Beverly Hills. Explore Warner Bros. like a VIP as you're whisked around backlots in an electric tram, spying sets and sound stages from 'Argo,' 'Spiderman,' 'Friends' and more. Then cruise the palm-lined streets of upscale suburbs like Bel-Air to see houses belonging to A-listers such as Halle Berry and Tom Cruise. This tour is limited to just 13 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience with a knowledgeable guide.