The Santa Monica Pier is quite the entertainment star, you might not know it but it’s been featured in countless movies and TV shows such as Iron Man and 24, and so many more. You can also visit a very similar location in the video game Grand Theft Auto V and ride a roller coaster very similar to West Coaster. Since I missed the opportunity last year to visit the pier I had to visit it when I returned to LA this year. So let’s check out this iconic place and Pacific Park which resides on the pier!
West Coaster doesn’t look like much, but it’s quite the fun ride and the setting and views make this one not to miss. Plus it’s become such an iconic ride being featured in movies and TV shows you can’t pass it up!
So after getting a few rides in, I decided to take a walk around and check out the rest of the park and pier. Then I’d return to take a few more spins on West Coaster before leaving.
The Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park is a can’t be missed experience. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, you can go for a ride on a roller coaster and then go take a dip in the ocean. Can’t think of too many better ways to spend an afternoon!
Next up lot’s of whales and some roller coasters too. 😉