ROGA is back! FREE Run + Yoga class on Saturday mornings with the best views in town. You can join either class or both, in an inclusive no-judgment environment with some of Santa Monica’s best instructors. All experience levels welcome in both classes, and no one will look at you sideways if you need to take a breather. Just bring a towel or mat and come get fit with some low-key locals. You’ll be glad you did.
Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We’ve got films, food, drinks & DJs each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and the movies are really good too, and free! There are even old-timey lawn chairs for rent that melt away the stress of the week while you relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.
S.T.E.A.M. Education comes to the Pier with its new Education portal. Ever wondered about the physics of a roller-coaster? How about an all-ages scavenger hunt to explore the nooks and crannies of the Pier? There’s even a Rube Goldberg contest and STEAM event this Fall to get involved with.
66 To Cali
Where the iconic Route 66 ends at the sea is a
small shop dedicated to its legend and to fine American-made goods. Stop by, it’s not the end,
it’s just the beginning.
Hours: Su-Th 11AM-7PM, F-Sa 11AM-9PM
Phone: (818) 599-0972
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
The hidden gem of the Pier, Heal the Bay’s public marine-education center is hands-on fun tucked just underneath the historic Carousel building.
Hours: Tu-F 2PM-5PM, Sa-Su 12:30PM-5PM
Phone: (310) 393-6149
Pier Bait and Tackle
Yes, you can fish at the Pier! And whether you’re a regular or want to try your hand at this relaxing past-time for the day, the Bait & Tackle shop has your needs covered.
Hours: May-Sept 6AM-12AM, Oct-Apr 7AM-9PM
Phone: (310) 576-2014
No, not the movie, the super convenient bike rental and tour shop on the Pier for when the urge to adventure strikes.
Hours: M-F 9AM-6:30PM, Sa-Su 8AM-8PM
Phone: (310) 393-9778
The Historic Carousel
Perfect for private parties or an impromptu ride, this historic icon pairs perfectly with treats from the vintage soda-fountain located inside.
Hours: Call for specific hours of operation
Phone: (310) 394-8042
FREE HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS
These hour-long tours feature fascinating stories about how the Pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments above the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies of the Pier, the original Muscle Beach, celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe & Charlie Chaplin and even a certain fishing boat captain who became immortalized as a world-famous cartoon character.
There is no need to book or RSVP unless you are requesting a private group tour. Interested visitors need only to show up at the Pier Shop at the historic Merry Go-Round Building before the tour time and look for the blue-shirted Pier Docents.
Hours: Sa-Su, 11AM & NOON
Pier Shop & Visitor Center
Kudos, you’ve discovered the Pier Shop; a tiny bastion
of rare history & curated beach accoutrements tucked away on the historic Santa Monica Pier. This is the
home of endless summers, beach volleyball, Muscle Beach, lifeguard legends, Dogtown, and over a century
of adventures. Take some history home
Hours: M-Th 11AM-5 PM, F-Su 11AM-7PM
Phone: (310) 458-8066
This is your one-stop beach shop for sunscreen, towels, beach mats and more. If the Beachcomber doesn’t have it, it may not exist.
Hours: M-Su 9AM-10PM
Phone: (310) 260-8744
Oatman Rock Shop
A little slice of pier history, since 1965, the Rock Shop boasts an assortment of 60’s merchandise, shells, crystals and souvenirs.
Hours: M-Th 11AM-5PM, F-Su 11AM-7PM
Phone: (310) 394-0780
What’s more iconic than the Ferris wheel and roller-coaster sitting atop Santa Monica Pier? But that’s just the beginning, this amusement park is packed with rides, games, food and all kinds of family fun.
For kids and kids at heart, this classic arcade will indulge all your nostalgia and test all your skills. Skeeball is only the beginning.
Hours: Call for specific hours of operation
Phone: (310) 451-5133
Live Music & Dancing at Rusty’s
When the sun dips on your day at the beach, stay for some all-American live rock and drink specials at Rusty’s. With a rotating line-up of up-and-comers and local favorites, this surf bar keeps your endless summer going.
Hours: Call for schedule
Phone: (310) 393-7437
Looking to take in the sights or just like being driven around? The infamous double-decker bus, and a range of other themed tours – including the popular Malibu Stars Homes Tour – are at your fingertips.
Hours: M-Su 7AM-7PM
Phone: (310) 300-6081
When’s the last time you tried something new? Something daring? Fly above the Pier and master the art. It’s a great exercise and even greater fun.
Hours: M-Su 8:30AM-10PM
Phone: (310) 394-5800