The Santa Monica Pier Is Open

Family in front of Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel

Pacific Park and the Santa Monica Pier, in accordance with the State of California, Los Angeles County, and City of Santa Monica guidelines, fully reopened to guests on Tuesday, June 15th 2021. For the first time since mid-March 2020, everyone is welcome back on the Santa Monica Pier rides, can play games with family and friends, and enjoy the view of the California coastline while strolling up and down the boardwalk.

Are the Santa Monica Pier rides open?

Yes! Pacific Park reopened rides on April 2nd, 2021 after a 13-month closure. See ticket prices and buy online at pacpark.com/tickets.

Can I go on the Santa Monica Pier rides if I’m visiting from out of state/not a California resident?

Yes! As of June 15th, all guests can once again ride the 12 rides inside the amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier. Prior to this date, access to the rides was limited to in-state visitors only by the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Do I need to make reservations to go on the rides on the Santa Monica Pier?

Reservations are not required to go on rides at Pacific Park or visit the Pier. The pier is open and accessible from 6 AM – 10 PM daily. Hours for ride operations can be found at pacpark.com/hours.

What time does the Santa Monica Pier close?

The Santa Monica Pier is open to the public at 6AM and closes nightly at 10PM. Public safety officials continue to monitor the Pier and may close portions or all of the Pier on a temporary basis with limited notice. Please note that the North Beach Stairs located next to Bubba Gump are closed until further notice. Prior to visiting Pacific Park, please confirm ride operating hours at www.pacpark.com/hours.

Do I need to wear a mask on the Santa Monica Pier?

At this time, state guidelines recommend face coverings or masks for guests who have not been vaccinated when visiting busy places like the Santa Monica Pier.

How do I get into the rides area on the Santa Monica Pier?

Guests can enter Pacific Park through both the North gate by the food court on the main boardwalk of the Pier or the East gate behind Pier Burger and the upper parking deck.

How much does it cost to go on the rides on the Santa Monica Pier?

Individual rides range from $5-$10 per ride. Save and play all day with an Unlimited Ride Wristband. Wristbands cost $20 for ages 7 & under and $40 for ages 8 & over. Purchase tickets ahead of time online at www.pacpark.com/tickets or stop by any available ticket booth window inside Pacific Park.

What do I do if I have an Annual Pass/donation certificate that expired while the Park was closed?

All Annual Passes that were active prior to March 16th, 2020 have been automatically extended to expire on May 2, 2022 – the amount of time the Park was closed. Pass holders do not need to get a new pass printed, but should you experience any issues at the Park, please visit the Guest Services window at the ticket booth. If you have an expired donation certificate, please e-mail guestservices@pacpark.com for more information.

Where can I get information on group discounts for the Santa Monica Pier?

At this time, the group sales program is still on hold at Pacific Park. We are working on relaunching the program later this summer – please check back soon for updates.

Where can I sign up to get more information on news, discounts, and promotions for the Santa Monica Pier?

Sign up for The Loop, Pacific Park’s monthly e-newsletter at www.pacpark.com/signup. The Loop is the best place to get information about upcoming events and special programming here on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. We’ll only send about one e-mail a month and you can opt out/unsubscribe at any time. Additionally, The Loop is the best place to get special discounts and promotions for Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.


Updated 6/15/21. Feature image courtesy of @garcia.bliss.

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