View of Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier with waves crashing on the beach
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Pacific Park, Los Angeles

Updated by Pat Dorri on March 14 2024

Oceanfront Amusement Park on Iconic Santa Monica Pier.

Address: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States

View of the rollercoaster and ferris wheel at Pacific Park, Santa Monica at sunset
Not just the kids will love the rides in Pacific Park.
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💲 Free entry; pay per ride from $5-$15

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Dining options

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Pacific Park?

Perched on the historic Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park offers thrilling amusement park rides, games, and unparalleled ocean views.

Why should I visit Pacific Park?

As the only amusement park on a pier on the West Coast, Pacific Park provides family-friendly fun with rides like the solar-powered Pacific Wheel, and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

What are the opening hours at Pacific Park?

General opening hours

Monday - 11am - late*

Tuesday - 11am - late*

Wednesday - 11am - late*

Thursday - 11am - late*

Friday - 11am - late*

Saturday - 11am - late*

Sunday - 11am - late*

*Closing times vary throughout the week and by season.

Closures and holidays

As hours vary by season make sure to check for latest guidance on the official website.

Sunset over the Santa Monica Pier with the famous Ferris wheel in the background
Marvel at the sunset over beautiful Santa Monica Beach.
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Where should I park when visiting Pacific Park?

Parking available in the Pier Deck lot and nearby city lots, with Beach Front parking lot particularly popular.

Is Pacific Park accessible by public transportation?

Pacific Park is easily accessible by Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus and a short walk from the Downtown Santa Monica Metro station.

When is the best time to visit Pacific Park?

Sunset rides on the Pacific Wheel offer breath taking views, and weekdays are less crowded.

What are the best things to see near Pacific Park?

There are plenty of great places close to Pacific Park to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Santa Monica Beach - Wide, sandy beaches ideal for sunbathing and surfing.
  • Third Street Promenade - Outdoor shopping and dining just a few blocks from the Pier.
  • Venice Beach - Famous for its vibrant boardwalk, a short walk or bike ride away.
  • Santa Monica Aquarium - Located under the Pier, offering educational marine exhibits.
People walking along Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Los Angeles
Enjoy the shops on Third Street Promenade.

Common questions about Pacific Park

Expect a fun-filled day at Pacific Park, where iconic amusement rides, games, and stunning ocean views offer endless entertainment on the Santa Monica Pier. Here is what else you will find.

Is Pacific Park accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Pacific Park and most rides are accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy the fun.

Is Pacific Park free to enter?

✔️ Entry to Pacific Park is free, however individual rides and games have separate fees ranging from $5-15.

Is Pacific Park pet-friendly?

❌ Pets are not allowed in Pacific Park, with exceptions for service animals.

Is Pacific Park child-friendly?

✔️ Absolutely, Pacific Park offers rides and games suitable for all ages.

Is Pacific Park a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Pacific Park is open year-round, weather permitting, for endless fun on the Pier.

Are refreshments available at Pacific Park?

✔️ A variety of dining options are available at Pacific Park.

Are there restrooms at Pacific Park?

✔️ Public restrooms are available at Pacific Park.

What else is useful to know before I visit Pacific Park

Make sure to check the website for special events or maintenance closures to plan your visit accordingly.

Love a thrill? You can ride all day with an Unlimited Ride Wristband. Purchase tickets online or directly at the ticket booth.

Night view of Santa Monica Pacific Park, with illuminated entrance and rides.
You can enjoy exciting thrills and spills anytime of the day - or night!
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Where to stay near Pacific Park

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to after enjoying the thrills and spills of Pacific Park. Here are our favorites

  • Hotel Per La, Autograph Collection - Centrally located, this plush hotel is an exceptional stay, while their dedicated team delivers first-class service.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.