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Santa Monica Beach and Pier

Santa Monica Beach and Pier Tours and Tickets

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Set along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica has two claims to fame: the Santa Monica Beach and pier. At Santa Monica Beach, miles of sand host playgrounds, parks, picnic areas, staffed lifeguard stations, and the original Muscle Beach. Nearly 8 million visitors frequent the area each year, most of whom follow the boardwalk to the Santa Monica Pier, whose neon-lit arch and ferris wheel are instantly recognizable from film and TV.

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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More

Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More

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From the Hollywood sign to the sunny beaches of Santa Monica to the glitz of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Venice Beach to the Sunset Strip to Griffith Park and more—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00

Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

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Two routes in Hollywood & Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Venice Beach. You can start and end of the tour at any of the stops along with routes. You can take the tour in your own pace and your own itinerary. Starline Tours’ Hop-On Hop-Off, City Sightseeing buses showcase the very best Los Angeles has to offer. Visit famous sights, attractions, museums, from classic Hollywood to the stunning coastal landscapes and legendary beaches of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Unlimited use the 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour passes, giving you the freedom and flexibility to see the city on your own schedule while enjoying the comfort and convenience of our open-air double-decker bus service, delivering incredible adventure and great value for your money.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles
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Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

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Experience Los Angeles in style and sophistication on a private tour, ideal for travelers seeking a personalized experience. During this custom tour, tick off iconic LA sights such as Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Beach and Pier, Sunset Strip, and many more. Amend your itinerary according to your preferences and stop for as long or as little as you like at iconic Los Angeles landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$359.00
Price varies by group size
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$359.00
Price varies by group size

Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour
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Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

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Explore one of America’s coolest cities on a highlights tour of Los Angeles. During this 7-hour tour, visit cool neighborhoods such as Venice Beach, Hollywood, and Santa Monica as well as iconic landmarks like the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Sign. Drive around the ‘City of Angels’ in an air-conditioned coach and listen to live commentary on board from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.59
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$183.59
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Classic Car Tour of Los Angeles

Classic Car Tour of Los Angeles

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Hit the Los Angeles roads feeling like you’re in a Hollywood movie on this one-of-a-kind private tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Drive around Tinseltown in a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, the wind in your hair as you explore these glossy neighborhoods and stop for photo ops at landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hear stories about the famous people that made this city, and the celebrities that live here now, from your dedicated guide.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$720.00
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$720.00
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Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

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See the sights of Hollywood on this tour by open-top Mercedes minibus, which allows you to enjoy unobstructed views as you go. Traveling with an on-board guide, you'll pass by attractions such as the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, and movie studios. Plus, get a look at some of the mansions where past and present stars have lived.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Hollywood and Celebrity Homes Bus Tour

Hollywood and Celebrity Homes Bus Tour

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Take an open-air bus tour through Hollywood and Beverly Hills and explore some of the area’s landmarks and celebrity homes. See famous landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign, the Walk of Fame, and the Chinese Theatre. Keep an eye out for celebrity sightings as you drive through Beverly Hills and view the homes of Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift, Leonardo DiCaprio and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park

Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park

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Experience panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline as you embark on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) hike to one of the highest peaks in Griffith Park. Follow your expert guide as they share captivating tales of Hollywood history. Snap some shots of the iconic Hollywood Sign before finishing your tour at the world-famous, iconic Griffith Observatory. Daily departures at 10am and one hour before sunset.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

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Get an in-depth introduction to Los Angeles on this grand city tour. Ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time, the tours start in downtown Los Angeles then continues to Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and Beverly Hills.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Hollywood Walking & Hiking Tour with Skyline Views / Morning & Sunset

Hollywood Walking & Hiking Tour with Skyline Views / Morning & Sunset

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Visit some of Hollywood’s most popular sites at sunset on this organized walking tour. Learn about the history of the area, and get juicy stories from your guide as you walk by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theater, Roosevelt Hotel, and more. Then, hike through the hills for views of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park, and the sun setting behind the Los Angeles skyline.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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$29.00
Price varies by group size

Hollywood Tour

Hollywood Tour

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Sightseeing in Los Angeles can be overwhelming: where to go? what to do? Nevermind the traffic. Step aboard this 2-hour bus tour that follows a carefully curated itinerary through the must-see Hollywood area. Your guide will provide insightful commentary as you travel around the neighborhood; keep your eyes out for a celebrity sighting or two.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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Shared 3 Hours Los Angeles VIP Tour

Shared 3 Hours Los Angeles VIP Tour

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This is a great choice for time-tight travelers visiting Los Angeles. Save hours researching the best things to do in the city, and instead, go on a special tour that visits the city’s most photogenic spots and famous locations. Along the way, listen to commentary and stop to take photos near the Hollywood Sign, the American Film Academy, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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Los Angeles Cruise Terminal Private Transfers: To or From LAX/LGB.

Los Angeles Cruise Terminal Private Transfers: To or From LAX/LGB.

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Make your transfer From or To the Los Angeles/San Pedro World Cruise Center, or the surrounding communities, easy, and pleasant by making an affordable RapidShuttle Private, Direct, Non-Stop reservation that will fit your travel needs and budget. Because you are Not sharing the ride with other travelers, your schedule is based on your or your party flight departures or arrivals.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign

30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign

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Explore the Hollywood attractions behind the wheel of an exotic sports car. Get the unforgettable and unique experience to test drive a Ferrari California on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, along the streets of the City, on a sightseeing tour up to the Hollywood sign viewpoint, and feel the adrenaline of driving such a powerful vehicle! Come back home with plenty of wonderful memories of you and the gorgeous Ferrari.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
per group
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$129.00
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Hollywood Open Bus Tours to Celebrity Homes & Beverly Hills

Hollywood Open Bus Tours to Celebrity Homes & Beverly Hills

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Explore Hollywood and Beverly Hills on a 2-hour small-group sightseeing tour that travels through Los Angeles by open-top van. Your guide shows you filming locations and celebrity homes around the city, along with iconic locales like the Hollywood sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Mulholland Drive. Check out places where TV and movies like 'Back To The Future,' 'This is Us,' and 'Iron Man' were filmed, and hear live commentary from your guide about LA's history, architecture, politics, art, and music.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Hollywood Star Tour

Hollywood Star Tour

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Take a driving tour that features the glitz, glamour, and celebrities of Hollywood. Sights include the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills mansions, and a trip down Rodeo Drive and the Sunset Strip.
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  • 2 hours
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$39.00
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

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Get an intimate look at the diverse neighborhoods of LA during this small-group cycling exploration. Join a group of no more than 10 riders for a 32-mile (51-kilometer) adventure through areas like West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Bel-Air, and Beverly Hills, listening to insightful and entertaining stories from your guide as you cycle. During the trip, you’ll also stop in Venice Beach, where you can buy lunch, and take a guided walking tour of historic Greystone Mansion. A hybrid road bike, safety equipment, and bottled water are also included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.00
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$162.00

Small-Group Haunted Hollywood Tour

Small-Group Haunted Hollywood Tour

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Combine the glamour and glitz of Hollywood with some dark lore on this haunted Hollywood tour. With a guide in the lead, you'll visit some of the most haunted locations in the area, listening to tales you won't hear on a typical Hollywood tour. Talk about local crimes, accidents, and traumas that have taken place at some famous locations. You'll even have a chance to try to contact some spirits if you're brave.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.02
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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Take a pedal-powered tour through the beaches and streets of the famous Santa Monica and Venice Beach areas of Los Angeles during this electric bike tour. Skip the tour bus as you enjoy fresh ocean breezes and laid back riding with a guide aboard an electric bicycle. Cruise the famous canals of Venice and cycle the trails along Santa Monica Beach, choosing if you want to use your own leg power or get a boost from your electric-powered cycle. This L.A. electric bike trip also includes a helmet rental and bottled water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Grand Los Angeles Tour

Grand Los Angeles Tour

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Discover the best of Los Angeles all in one day on this convenient and accessible bus tour. Meet your guide in the heart of Hollywood, and set off. You’ll get to take photos on the Walk of Fame, will disembark for a stroll along the Santa Monica Pier, will stop for lunch (own expense) at the Hollywood Farmers Market, will head to the Griffith Observatory for Hollywood Sign views, and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Full-Day Private Tour of Los Angeles with Pick Up

Full-Day Private Tour of Los Angeles with Pick Up

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Ideal for visitors with a limited amount of time in the city, this tour allows you to see the highlights of Los Angeles in a single day. Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a good view of the “Hollywood” sign, cruise Rodeo Drive, walk on the Santa Monica Pier, and much more. A private guide picks you up and returns you to your hotel or Airbnb and offers insight about the city throughout the day.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.00
Price varies by group size
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$235.00
Price varies by group size

Private LA Coast Tour and Beach Day/Scenic Hike: Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu

Private LA Coast Tour and Beach Day/Scenic Hike: Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu

Los Angeles is filled with must-see attractions, but sightseeing can be hard work. Combine exploring the city's best natural attractions with seaside relaxation on this private tour. Traveling at your own pace you can start at the Venice Canals and Boardwalk, take a walk along Santa Monica Pier and chill out on Surfrider Beach and at Point Dume.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.75
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$189.75
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The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Explore Hollywood, Los Angeles, and beyond on this all-day guided excursion from Anaheim, downtown L.A., or North Hollywood. After a convenient hotel pickup, head out with a knowledgeable guide and experience classic sites and neighborhoods like the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame, Memorial Coliseum, Griffith Observatory, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00

Small-Group Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beaches from Anaheim

Small-Group Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beaches from Anaheim

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Visit popular Hollywood and Los Angeles attractions on a full-day bus tour from Anaheim. Have time to take in the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, then head to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, followed by the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. You also get free time to purchase lunch and explore The Grove and The Original Farmers Market. Includes guide, live commentary, transportation by 24-passenger bus, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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What are Santa Monica Beach and Pier hours of operation?
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Santa Monica Beach and Pier hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Santa Monica Beach and Pier tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santa Monica Beach and Pier can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Santa Monica Beach and Pier 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Monica Beach and Pier costs USD 5.00. Guided Santa Monica Beach and Pier tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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