The Santa Monica Pier is California at its best: effortlessly cool.
At over 100 years old it’s also pretty iconic. The pier stretches on and cuts through the sea with a variety of carnival games, rides and arcade fun that isn’t just for kids. You probably know it from the picturesque Ferris Wheel that dominates the landscape, lighting up the night sky with its colorful display. Did you know it’s also the world’s only solar powered Ferris Wheel?
A short walk from the pier is Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, an open-air, upscale shopping and dining neighborhood that is pedestrian centered. Enjoy our spotlight on Santa Monica with our Third Street Promenade Microguide™.