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The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California, United States. It contains a small amusement park, concession stands, and areas for views and fishing. Wikipedia


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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Explore the best of San Francisco on board a Big Bus Tour. We offer the most comprehensive tour with over 16 hop-on hop-off locations spanning from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge. No need to switch buses – our one full city loop will take you to famous neighborhoods and attractions including Pier 39, Chinatown, Little Italy, Painted Ladies Victorian Homes, Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood, Golden Gate Park, Lombard Crooked Street, Union Square Shopping District and an unforgettable journey across the Golden Gate Bridge. With 16 stops, hop-on and hop-off at your leisure and experience San Francisco’s diverse culture, eclectic food, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, world-class shopping and picturesque views.

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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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One hour scenic voyage - Ferry between Pier 43.5 and Fisherman’s Wharf while transiting along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, passing under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz! Learn the history of San Francisco Bay in an open-air museum setting and observe local marine life such as sea lions, pelicans, whales and more. Don't worry about the unpredictable San Francisco weather! This is an open ticket which is valid for use on any day up until the end of the year.

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Los Angeles Hollywood Beverly Hills Santa Monica Beach Grand Tour

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Experience a 7 hour Fully Narrated Tour onboard our Luxury Tour Buses. This Tour offers 4 convenient  (1 hour) Stops at Santa Monica Pier, Farmers Market, Griffith Observatory & The Walk of Fame. See The Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills, Rodeo dr, Sunset Strip, Movie Locations & Lots more...

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1.5-hour San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

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For a relaxing afternoon on the water, hop aboard the Privateer, a truly traditional sailboat, for a semi-private 90-minute cruise of the bay, complete with beer and wine. This double-masted, teak-decked, bronze-fitted beauty holds more than 28 passengers but is limited to just 16 during the pandemic so you'll get plenty of personal attention from the skilled and friendly crew as the Privateer glides over to Alcatraz and Angel Island, passes by charming and picturesque Sausalito, parallels the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and sails past the famous San Francisco skyline on its way back to Pier 39.

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4.5-Hour Exclusive Malibu Stars Homes & Beautiful Beach Tour

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Lose yourself in Malibu's mystique as we show you celebrity homes, historic sites, filming locations & more on this fully narrated tour. Our expert guides will fill you in on all of Malibu's secrets while you cruise the coast in our open air vans. *Grab a quick Malibu bite from one of our faves midway through tour!* Tour includes a stop at the Adamson House with ample time to walk the grounds, get your feet sandy on Surfrider Beach, snap pics of the Malibu pier, or do some local shopping with our friends at Malibu Country Mart. Celebrity Homes: Leonardo DiCaprio Lana Del Rey Robert Downey Junior Matt Groening Mel Brooks Lou Adler Simon Cowell Dr. Dre Cher Adam Sandler Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Matthew Perry Rihanna and more! See the Malibu Pier, filming locations, the beautiful PCH, the Adamson House museum and much more Malibu & Santa Monica Filming Locations Baywatch Two and a Half Men Beverly Hills 90210 Gidget Keeping Up with the Kardashians Point Break Taken

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Top Things to Do in Santa Monica | Viator Travel Guide

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Walking Los Angeles : Santa Monica Pier & Beachfront

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