TRAPEZE SCHOOL OF NEW YORK The Trapeze School of New York (TSNY) offers up a high-flying, fun-filled experience on the Santa Monica Pier.
There are opportunities for everyone, from the thrill-seeker to fear-facer, athlete to couch potato, casual flyer to serious aerialist.
When one thinks of things to do in Santa Monica, the attraction of the Santa Monica Pier inevitably comes to mind. The Pier offers Pacific Park, a full-service amusement park, combined with plenty of restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops, as well as an entertaining arcade with more than 200 games.
Popular activities at the beach include: BEACH Although a very popular Southern Californian attraction, the beach is also very large (3.5 miles long) which provides plenty of room for summer crowds.
Manned lifeguard stations, paved walkways, restrooms, and restaurants are plentiful and easy to find.
By day, marvel at the historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel, check out the street performers, or snag a stick of puffy cotton candy.
The views of Malibu and the South Bay are pretty outstanding and make for the perfect evening when watched with a beer in hand.
ORIGINAL MUSCLE BEACH Located on the south side of the Santa Monica Pier, the Original Muscle Beach was established in the early 1930s and quickly morphed from a few tumbling mats and gymnastic bars to the epicenter of the 20 century’s growing fitness movement, with crowds gathering to watch acrobatic feats.
Today, the open-air collection of rings and bars, and other properly retro equipment is as popular as ever.An interactive dragon’s head looming in the grass nearby rounds out this children’s attraction.A row of volleyball courts is available on a first come, first served basis.PACIFIC PARK Located on the pier, the Pacific Park amusement park features a five-story West Coaster roller coaster, the nine-story Pacific Plunge tower ride, the only over-water miniature golf course, and the nine-story Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel – the only over-water Ferris wheel in California, and the first solar-powered wheel in the world.More than 6 million visitors a year stop at this iconic Santa Monica attraction and popular photo spot.AQUARIUM The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is located at beach level under the historic Carousel.