Santa Monica is no ordinary beach. It has an amusement park, restaurants, shopping complexes, gift shops and areas for fishing. On the Pier there are several opportunities for recreation and enjoyment. The beach itself is a busy spot, with beach lovers cycling, paddling or surfing all day long. It also includes the Pacific Park, which boasts of a Ferris Wheel overlooking the magnificent bay. It also has other rides, roller coasters and games. The Pier also has restaurants like the Mariasol Mexican Restaurant and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is another well known tourist spot in the area, along with the Playland Arcade, which is packed with fun filled games and other opportunities for gamers. The Trapeze School of New York also makes for an interesting experience on the Santa Monica Pier. Classes are taken for two hours in groups of ten for those that are keen on relishing a unique activity. The Pier is also a desirable destination for shoppers. Santa Monica Place, Third Street Promenade and the Farmers’ Market are some of the many options available. The nightlife is also vibrant in this area. All these factors make it a viable tourist destination. Some tourists even like to take long walks on the beautiful ocean front.