Things to See and Do at Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles California

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It’s been years since I last stepped onto this pier and to be honest, I don’t really remember it that well….  It was back in 2006 when I was on my belated 7 week honeymoon between Europe and America.

Walking down the pier you will see there are rides everywhere and people in masses. Kids are running around scream and everyone is having a great time. It’s a happy and vibrant place filled with the awesome California vibe, who wouldn’t be happy down here? Check out the views!

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Tourist Side of Santa Monica Pier

It seems like one side of the pier has more tourist activities and child friendly options with a fast food style eating area.

If you are a little more game, there are rides for all ages including a mini roller coaster and a Ferris Wheel, which I might have done but I was running out of time (great excuse! ha ha ha) I needed to get back to Huntington Beach before the 3 pm traffic hit or we would be crawling on the 405, which didn’t excite me too much!

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Locals Side of Santa Monica Pier

On the other side, you’ll come across the locals doing the healthy living thing which I totally love! If I lived here I think I would come down and give it a go! There’s a kombucha station which is awesome, I mean who doesn’t love a kombucha?!? My saying is a kombucha a day keeps the doctor away! Food and other healthy options are also available at the other side of the pier where its’ more of the locals vs the tourists.

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My Overview of Santa Monica Pier

It’s where the iconic route 66 starts (although they dismantled that years ago?? Why you wouldn’t keep it going for tourism purposes I don’t know??).

If you are in LA then come and check it out, there’s a little bit of something here for everyone. Ride on the rides, eat some burgers and drink a beer or take in some healthy options. Either way, this is a great tourist attraction in LA.

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Until next time I travel, I see, I share... This is Character 32 doing her best to help you!

 

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