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Santa Monica Pier

This sun kissed beachside boardwalk boasts a vibrant carnival atmosphere and a history that dates back over century.

Marking the finishing point for one of the Unites States most famous highways, Route 66, the Santa Monica Pier was a welcome sight for travellers and sun seekers. Originally, Route 66 ran from Chicago to Los Angeles but was later extended to Santa Monica Pier.

Despite being one of California’s last vintage piers, this is no ancient relic. The Pier is open around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and boasts a vibrant atmosphere and cultural background. Packed with theatrical and musical entertainment, the pier offers amusement for all members of the family and visitors of all ages.

Take a ride on a twisting roller coaster or experience the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel, a 40-metre wide wheel that offers a fantastic view the surrounding area. For the adults, step back into your childhood and munch on candy floss and sample the many sweets and desserts on offer on the nearby stands and stalls.
Learn highflying acrobatics at the trapeze school or cycle your way around the nearby sights by hiring a bike. Situated at the foot of the pier at beach level is an aquarium that focuses specifically on the local marine life. Kids are bound to enjoy the numerous interactive activities on offer here, including the touch tanks and marine biology classes.

Arguably one of the most popular attractions is the vintage wooden carousel with its beautifully hand-carved horses. This iconic piece was built in 1922 and is preserved in a dedicated building called the Looff Hippodrome. The carousel has featured in numerous films, but is most popular for its part in the Robert Redford and Paul Newman film, The Sting.

For those looking for a slice of tranquillity, the viewing decks on the second level offer a calm atmosphere and peaceful respite from the hustle of the crowds. Many visitors overlook this area, so it is well worth a visit, especially for the romantics visiting.

Santa Monica is situated just north of Venice Beach, 29 kilometres west of downtown.


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Shore Hotel Rs13,782
Shore Hotel

Shore Hotel

1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach. Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk are also within 2 mi (3 km). Downtown Santa Monica Station is 7 minutes by foot and 17th Street/SMC Station is 26 minutes.

    Ocean View Hotel Rs8,571
    Ocean View Hotel

    Ocean View Hotel

    1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach are also within 15 minutes. Downtown Santa Monica Station is 8 minutes by foot and 17th Street/SMC Station is 25 minutes.

      The Huntley Hotel Rs14,544
      The Huntley Hotel

      The Huntley Hotel

      1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Santa Monica hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Monica Beach and Santa Monica Pier. Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are also within 3 mi (5 km). Downtown Santa Monica Station is 15 minutes by foot.

        Georgian Hotel Rs11,995
        Georgian Hotel

        Georgian Hotel

        1415 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Downtown hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach are also within 10 minutes. Downtown Santa Monica Station is 9 minutes by foot and 17th Street/SMC Station is 27 minutes.

          JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot Rs13,126
          JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

          JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

          1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Main Street Santa Monica and Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade are also within 10 minutes. Downtown Santa Monica Station is 9 minutes by foot and 17th Street/SMC Station is 27 minutes.

            Viceroy Santa Monica Rs19,949
            Viceroy Santa Monica

            Viceroy Santa Monica

            1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Santa Monica hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Santa Monica Beach and Santa Monica Pier. Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk are also within 1 mi (2 km). Downtown Santa Monica Station is 10 minutes by foot and 17th Street/SMC Station is 28 minutes.

              Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier Rs11,763
              Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

              Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

              120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and Santa Monica Beach. Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk are also within 2 miles (3 km). Downtown Santa Monica Station is 5 minutes by foot and 17th Street/SMC Station is 23 minutes.

                Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Rs21,235
                Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

                Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

                101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in North of Wilshire, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach are also within 15 minutes. Downtown Santa Monica Station is 14 minutes by foot.