SANTA MONICA PIER
Location: Playland Arcade, 350 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California 90401, USA
We last looked at the Playland Arcade back in 2004 but in the eight years since, the number of machines - and some of the titles - have remained unchanged. But there are some new arrivals too, as Pinball News's roving reporter John discovered.
My wife and I visited Santa Monica on 24th September 2012. Our first destination was the Playland arcade at the Santa Monica Pier.
There were 8 pinball machines at the Playland arcade: Star Wars Episode 1, Austin Powers, The Addams Family, Terminator 3, Elvis, South Park, High Speed 2 - The Getaway and World Poker Tour.
In general their working conditions were fair, but we only stayed there for around one hour.
There were some good restaurants at the Santa Monica Pier where we could enjoy delicious meals with sea views.
Our second and final destination was Santa Monica downtown, where there was a good selection of pubs and outlets. My wife liked it very much.
Both the Santa Monica Pier and downtown were clean and wonderful, so it is definitely a good place for visitors. If you do not have a car in LA, you can choose to take the following buses:
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