I'll Meet You by the Pier

I'll admit it, I have never been to the Santa Monica Pier before 2016.

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Yes, California is huge. Yes, the pier is iconic. Yes, Santa Monica is beautiful. Yes, I know, I know.

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BUT, now I have been and I can say it's underwhelming. The ferris wheel was smaller than what I thought it would be. The rides were overpriced. It was cool to go just to go. I feel as though I had the pier hyped up more in my mind than it actually was, so it was a bit of a let down for me. However, I still had fun looking at the shops, arcade, and soaking up the views.

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The ride home had gorgeous views of the sunset. We even saw a very small sliver of a rainbow which was odd because there was no rain that day. However, rainbows are beautiful, so I'm not complaining.

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Have you been to the Santa Monica Pier? What are your thoughts?