Santa Monica Beach
All-Day Seaside Fun
Santa Monica Beach is an iconic destination known for its fun beach activities which attract visitors from around the world. The three-mile-long beach features restaurants, a bike trail, gymnastics equipment, rides, and more, making it a top location for tourists. The beach's expansive pier, home to Pacific Park, the historic Carousel, a trapeze school, and more offer additional experiences for visitors to enjoy. With so much to do, you can easily spend an entire day here.
Santa Monica, California
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Things to Do
Relax on the beach, go for a swim in the ocean, enjoy a scenic bike path, stop by the Original Muscle Beach, and enjoy nearby restaurants & shops.
Pacific Park amusement park
Enjoy the many classic amusement rides that line Santa Monica Pier, including a towering Ferris Wheel, an exhilarating roller coaster, and nearly a dozen other attractions.
Santa Monica Pier Carousel
Visit the historic carousel attraction, and climb atop a wooden family of animals.
Play classic and contemporary games at Playland Arcade, home to over 200 arcade activities, including PacMan and Dance-Dance Revolution.
Heal the Bay Aquarium
Experience hands-on presentations and interactive exhibits designed to educate, inspire, and empower visitors to be stewards of the environment.
Santa Monica Pier
The historic Santa Monica Pier is home to the Pacific Park seaside amusement park, shops, restaurants, and more.
The Original Muscle Beach
Santa Monica's Muscle Beach, which opened in the 1930s, features retro gym equipment, such as parallel bars, rings, and ropes.