A trip to Los Angeles is not complete without a visit to the world renowned Santa Monica Pier. Los Angeles is known to be home to some of the best beaches in Southern California, and therefore a visit to the two mile long Santa Monica Beach is a definite must. The Santa Monica Pier is located on the beachfront and is a landmark consisting of numerous fantastic restaurants, shops and boutiques, the Playland Arcade, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, a 1922 Carousel and the Pacific Park. The Pacific Park is a family-friendly amusement park that is home to a variety of fun rides and attractions for kids and adults alike. Those visiting the park must make it a point to ride on the nine-story Pacific Wheel; which is the world’s only solar powered Ferris wheel. They will also come across the five-story West Coaster, the nine-story Pacific Plunge tower ride and the only over-water miniature golf course. The pier is great for a stroll; the environment is electric and it is packed to the brim with attractions for the entire family.
Free, but the numerous attractions found here will have admittance fees
Operating hours of the numerous attractions at the pier will vary
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Historic Carousel, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Trapeze School and Pacific Park
Muslims visiting the Santa Monica Pier will not be able to find prayer facilities. Because the area is generally crowded, Muslim tourists will probably not be able to find a clean and quiet place to offer their prayers. The city of Los Angeles has countless mosques like the Masjid Omar Ibn Al Khattab, Masjid Ibaadillah, the UCLA Masjid and more. Visitors can therefore ask to be guided to one of these facilities when needed.
The Santa Monica Pier has numerous dining establishments, as well as a food court, a variety of food stalls and kiosks. Muslim tourists will definitely be able to find suitable vegetarian and seafood dishes here, if unable to find Halal food. Those looking specifically for Halal certified restaurants will be able to find plenty in the city.