By Deb Flomberg
Locals and tourists alike agree that the Santa Monica Pier has so many things to do that you will need several trips there just to do it all. The best part is that there is something here for everyone in the family, so this is the perfect outing for mom, dad and all the kids.
Just what can you do at the Santa Monica Pier? Rent a few bicycles and take a ride along the beach. Or hop in to the Playland Arcade and have lots of fun trying your hand at some skeeball or other great nostalgic games. Grab the kids and go for a ride on the historic carousel or take a class at an actual trapeze school.
Looking for some stars? The starline tour bus stops here and you can ride that famous red double decker bus with the whole family as you tour the Malibu star homes. If your kids are into marine life, then the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is a must visit; with so many amazing things to see, a trip here can take up the whole day itself. Or, of course, you can all take a ride on the iconic Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster at the top of Santa Monica Pier, as this little amusement park has its own full day of fun and games.
Since 1909 this historic pier has been delighting families and kids of all ages, and it shows no signs of slowing down now. The Santa Monica Pier is one of the best tourist spots in California, and you’ll want to take advantage of it. So grab all the kids and jump in your G550 SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll have all the room you need for the kids, their gear and all the souvenirs you’ll want to buy at the Pier.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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