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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
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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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$99.00
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$99.00

The Best of LA Tour: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Griffith Park +More
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The Best of LA Tour: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Griffith Park +More

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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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

DeLuxe Los Angeles Private Tour

DeLuxe Los Angeles Private Tour

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Touring a city in a large group often brings the hassle of waiting around for people and going to places of little interest. This private guided tour of Los Angeles is exclusively for you and your party and takes you to all of the city's top sights, from Hollywood to Santa Monica, and Malibu, and to only the places you are interested in.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$767.95
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$767.95
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Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

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

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Get around Los Angeles, in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, or Venice beach on the hop-on hop-off double decker bus tour. You’ll hear a commentary about what you pass by, and the choice to stop off at 44 stops. There are three passes you can get for different durations of time, so there is flexibility in that for you. Sit on the top of the bus and soak in the California sunshine.
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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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$399.00
Price varies by group size
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$399.00
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Full-Day Private Tour of Los Angeles with Pick Up
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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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Small-Group Hollywood, LA Beaches & Filming Location Tour from Anaheim

Small-Group Hollywood, LA Beaches & Filming Location Tour from Anaheim

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Discover the highlights of Los Angeles on a small-group full-day tour from Anaheim. Visit famous movie and TV locales such as Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Stop for lunch at the farmer's market, then wind down your day at Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach. Your small-group tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels Anaheim Resort Area and Buena Park.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
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$96.00

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of the Best of Los Angeles

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of the Best of Los Angeles

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Spend half a day on this open air tour bus, and listen to your guide tell you all about the best spots in Los Angeles. You’ll go to several of the most famous places, stopping and learning about the history and culture of the area. Some of the sights you’ll see are The Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier, the Griffith Observatory, and so many more. This is all organized for you, so you can just enjoy the ride.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00
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$84.00

Classic Convertible Car Tour of Los Angeles

Classic Convertible 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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$800.00
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Tour - Full Day LA Sightseeing Tour On Electric Bike

The Ultimate Los Angeles Tour - Full Day LA Sightseeing Tour On Electric Bike

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.00
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$162.00

Private Tour of Los Angeles For Any Group Size

Private Tour of Los Angeles For Any Group Size

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Discover Los Angeles without the hassle of driving during this full-day private tour. Get picked up at your hotel and spend the day exploring Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach. Go window shopping on Rodeo Drive, stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the Hollywood sign from Griffith Park Observatory.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,200.00
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Private Helicopter Tour of Beaches & Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach
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Private Helicopter Tour of Beaches & Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach

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Take in Los Angeles’ scenic highlights from the air with a private, 45-minute helicopter tour from Long Beach. Soar over the L.A. harbor and the iconic Queen Mary, and look out towards Catalina Island from the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Fly up the coast past Manhattan Beach and Marina del Rey, bank over Santa Monica pier then head for downtown. See the city’s sports centers and gleaming sky scrapers and take in views of the Hollywood Hills and the San Gabriel Mountains before touching back down in Long Beach.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$360.00
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$360.00
Price varies by group size

Hollywood & The Beach Helicopter Tour

Hollywood & The Beach Helicopter Tour

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Enjoy a breathtaking flight above Hollywood for an up-close view of the Hollywood Sign and Downtown L.A. Sights can include Topanga Cyn, Malibu, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Hollywood Sign, Dodgers Stadium, Staples Center, Griffith Park Observatory, The Hollywood Bowl and much more!
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  • 50 minutes
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$475.00
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$475.00

Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
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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

Los Angeles/Hollywood 5-Hours Private Day Trip.

Los Angeles/Hollywood 5-Hours Private Day Trip.

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This is the perfect way to get an overview of Los Angeles’ highlights. Instead of going on a fixed route of sights that don’t interest you, take control of the itinerary and choose the places you visit. For the duration of tour, make as many stops as you like for photos, food, shopping, and exploring. Potential places to visit include Santa Monica Pier, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, and Venice Beach.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$549.00
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5-Hour Limo Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Venice and Malibu!

5-Hour Limo Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Venice and Malibu!

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Swap the crowds and rigid itineraries of typical bus tours for a fully customized and personalized experience of Los Angeles. This private tour is exclusively for your party and takes you where you want to go, from Hollywood to Venice Beach, in Lincoln town car with complimentary wine, beer and liquor with mixers on board.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,280.00
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LA Helicopter Tour with Malibu Landing

LA Helicopter Tour with Malibu Landing

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What a way to see LA from high in the sky on this helicopter tour with a landing in Malibu. This could be a romantic date, or a special shared experience with a friend. You’ll see Beverly Hills, the iconic Hollywood sign,Venice Beach, The Getty Center, the Santa Monica Pier and the rides, and Malibu, where you’ll disembark for a while to take in the views.
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  • 2 hours
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$710.00
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$710.00

Ultimate Tour of Long Beach and Los Angeles by Helicopter

Ultimate Tour of Long Beach and Los Angeles by Helicopter

The Ultimate Tour of Long Beach and Los Angeles takes you on a grand lap of the big city. The tour begins in Long Beach Airport and it stretches all the way to Santa Monica and the Hollywood Sign Travel up the coastline of Long Beach and around San Pedro. This helicopter tour continues up the coast along the beautiful Los Angeles beaches. After passing Manhattan Beach and the LAX International Airport the route makes a turn in Santa Monica. From Santa Monica you are flown by the 405 Freeway and the mountain top that houses the beautiful Getty Museum. This is the best way to experience the full scale of Los Angeles from the sky. Its broad route will leave you feeling as though you have been reintroduced to the great city of Los Angeles.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$440.00
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$440.00
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Private Full-Day Los Angeles Tour of Beverly Hills and Beaches

Private Full-Day Los Angeles Tour of Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Have only a short amount of time in Los Angeles? Leave the logistics to someone else, and discover many of the city’s top landmarks all in one day, on this seamless, private tour. Following pickup from your hotel, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to destinations like Venice Beach, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, The Grove, and Rodeo Drive. As you go, your guide will share behind-the-scenes stories about the City of Angels.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$899.00
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$899.00
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Los Angeles/Hollywood Private 7-Hours Private Day Trip.

Los Angeles/Hollywood Private 7-Hours Private Day Trip.

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See the highlights of Los Angeles in a day without having to travel in a large tour group on this hassle-free private tour. Enjoy the luxury perks of having a tour that’s catered to your schedule, requirements, and even your preferred itinerary. The route can be tailored to your interests and potential sightseeing spots include Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Sign, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$679.00
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3 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour
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3 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

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Spend three hours pedaling around Venice Beach like a local: on a beach cruiser. With the bike, helmet, water, and bike basket to store your belongings, you can follow your guide on a tour designed to show you the best of the area. Ride along the Santa Monica bike path, making stops to see the highlights and learning about the area's history and culture through guided commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Hollywood Tour

Hollywood Tour

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Visit top sights in Los Angeles during this full-day, small-group guided tour from Newport Beach to Hollywood and the Pacific coastline. Highlights include the sidewalk stars along Hollywood's Walk of Fame, a ride down iconic Sunset Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, get-down stops at the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach Boardwalk, and a visit to historic El Capitan Theater.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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Private Gourmet Sailing Adventure (3 Hours for 3-6 Passengers)

Private Gourmet Sailing Adventure (3 Hours for 3-6 Passengers)

We take our guests out into a safe sailing environment on the Santa Monica Bay or beyond, where they have the opportunity to experience first-hand the joy of sailing, the rhythm of the ocean and unique pairings of gourmet foods and wines in the sweet briny sea air. We catch sunrises, bake in the mid-day sunshine and relax as the sunsets and the moon rises under starry skies. We play with seals, dolphins, and whales and when appropriate catch fresh seafood to enjoy al-fresco. We are living the Mediterranean dream in Southern California and sharing the experience with valued guests who leave the experience as family.
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  • 3 hours
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$600.00
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Small-Group Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beaches from Anaheim
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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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$99.00
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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.