We only popped in to the Santa Monica Pier for a brief visit on the last evening of our time in California before flying out at 11:20pm on Virgin Australia back to Melbourne.
We found it by chance whilst driving around with Gerry, taking in the sights of Venice Beach, Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.
It was cold, but everybody there was having fun. A little expensive to participate in the rides and sideshow alley games - most of them were $5 a pop for 3 tries at a game. You'd wanna come armed with cash!