I have got preface this by saying I never go to the beach, but when I got to The Santa Monica Pier, I wonder why I never go. This is because; it is such an incredible place to go. The Ocean Water off the pier is absolutely beautiful, there are great dining options on the boardwalk and the amusement park is such fun. Not to mention, during summer they have free concerts, which are always fantastic. I would highly recommend you check out The Santa Monica Pier if you visit Los Angeles, I almost enjoy it more than Venice Beach on the Weekend with my girlfriends.