August 9, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak shuttered the Santa Monica Pier for more than two months. When it was allowed to reopen, visitors returned in smaller numbers and found that the offerings were limited. Rides at Pacific Park (bottom) remain closed.
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Premier Parks, which operates Pacific Park, as well as other businesses on the 111-year-old Santa Monica Pier are trying to make the best of the pandemic, which left the area completely shuttered from March 15 to June 24.