In the middle of the Santa Monica State Beach is the Santa Monica Pier. The pier is a landmark for the beach and the city, featuring an amusement park, Pacific Park, Heal the Bay Aquarium, shopping, restaurants, and more.
Located on the world famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park is the family place to play! It’s the West Coast’s only amusement park located on a pier. There are a total of twelve rides in Pacific Park, including the world’s first and only solar powered Ferris wheel that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and a roller coaster that circles the majority of the park. Pacific Park is also home to 14 midway games and over-the-ocean food and retail outlets. It has appeared in over 500 movies and television shows.
Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine is New England’s only beach front amusement park offering rides and amusements for the young and the thrill seeker. Rides include a classic Ferris wheel, carousel, two roller coasters and other thrill rides, right on the beach!