If you want to have fun by the beach, just head over to the Santa Monica Pier. It is located at the end of Route 66. In terms of the ambiance as well as the vibes, nothing much has changed in the last 25 years. Sure enough, you would find a few changes these days, many of the businesses have been replaced by the more modern ones but if you look at the vibes as well as the entertainment options, you would find that it is almost the same. That is why you would be able to have an entertaining day when you’re heading over there.
The pier was rebuilt in 1990’s in order to provide it with a completely new look. There is also an amusement park which you can visit. If you are going to the amusement park make sure that you get a ticket for the entire day. This would ensure that you do not have to pay anything extra for rides. Some of the rides which you should try at the amusement park are:
-Yellow Roller Coaster
Apart from the amusement park, there are quite a few eateries which you can visit. Whether you’re looking for budget restaurants or exclusive restaurants, you would be able to find all of these options here.
If you’re looking for local artists, there are plenty of artists who have performed live in front of an audience. In addition to that, there are plenty of shops where you can get souvenirs related to the city. Some of the restaurants which you can definitely visit at the pier are:
-Ristorante Al Mare
-Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
The pier is always open and therefore you do not have to worry about any hours of operation. In addition to that there are plenty of paid parking spaces to choose from as well.
So, if you want to explore the coastal part of the city, the Santa Monica Pier is one of the best places to visit.