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Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel
Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel

Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel

9.010 reviews
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538–590 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California
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The waterfront ferris wheel that inspired a nation dotted with waterfront ferris wheels! You're likely to stand in line for twenty minutes during high season to board this bad boy, ... Read more
but seeing the relatively unspoiled California coastline from 130 feet in the sky is a sight worth seeing, if you ask me. Bring the whole family! Because let's be honest, everyone else is bringing theirs. The trick with the Santa Monica pier is to walk directly through the crowds to the ferris wheel, do your loop, and then walk directly off. You can do it!

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Fun place to visit. It has an amusement park, games and restaurants. You can enjoy the beach or take a short walk to the 3rd Street Promenade.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This Ferris Wheel has the best view of the Ocean and Santa Monica!! It’s so beautiful to watch the sunset over the ocean! It is a little expensive at $10 per person but you don’t have to pay to get into the park area. There are so many things to do nearby which makes this a great date night idea! (My photos are from the Daisy Love by Marc Jacobs pop-up)

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Local from Alhambra, California, USA

Round and round she goes, where she stops nobody knows! The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel provides a scenic backdrop against the beach background. A great place to take small kids or a date. Cheaper than going to Disneyland or any theme park and you can take a walk at the beach afterwards.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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A fun way to feel like a kid again! then you get to the top look down and ..... EEEK Gulp! scary but beautiful. definiteely worth doing atleast once in your lifetime. plus you can get some nice pictures while your up there, just the lights of the wheel itself are pretty cool. I recommend riding it once at night and once in the day time. to get both day and night views.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The waterfront ferris wheel that inspired a nation dotted with waterfront ferris wheels! You're likely to stand in line for twenty minutes during high season to board this bad boy, but seeing the relatively unspoiled California coastline from 130 feet in the sky is a sight worth seeing, if you ask me. Bring the whole family! Because let's be honest, everyone else is bringing theirs. The trick with the Santa Monica pier is to walk directly through the crowds to the ferris wheel, do your loop, and then walk directly off. You can do it!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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An uninspired ride with only a few non-stop go-arounds but the view from the top is worth the ride and brings it up to a four star rating.

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London, UK

pretty fun Ferris wheel, it's moving very fast. But you get about 5 rounds.

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