We are probably the WORST Santa Monicans for having lived in the seaside city for 8 months and not once have we set foot on the pier. Granted, I have gone on it in many times before. I think the last time was with all my girls from highschool in 2004 when Steph dropped her cotton candy on the pier after a bug got caught in its stickiness and then we tossed it into the ocean and were afraid the water police were going to see it and somehow convict us of a crime. Yep, that was the last time. Anyhow, the husband had NEVER been on the pier so we decided to venture the 20 blocks down to Ocean Ave and get it done. On the way we stopped to have a photo shoot off the PCH.
Then on to the Ferris Wheel and Waffle Cone Ice Cream!! YUMMM!!
We like it when free things end up being magical.