Pacific Park is the miniature amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier. It’s free to get in, you just have to pay $5 for each ride. In my humble opinion, the Ferris Wheel is well worth it, especially at sunset.
Not sunset, but still really nice.
There’s also an historic* carousel:
The photos are showing up cropped on my laptop since my desktop with the nice big monitor is dead (oh motherboard battery, we hardly knew you) so if that’s happening to you, the uncropped versions are on Flickr.
*Fuck you, WordPress grammar correct. I learned it as “an historic” and that’s the way I’m going to type it.