Yes, it’s a tourist trap. But sometimes, you have to do tourist things. You’ll pay for parking, walk up to the pier, and you’ll spend the next fifteen to twenty minutes dodging selfie sticks. But the Route 66 sign is there, so you have to get a picture with it, even if that means waiting for the Asians in front of you to finish their photo op. I did the tourist thing and grabbed a Pier Burger, because why not. It was a delicious beach burger, and the perfect way for a fatty like me to celebrate reaching the Pacific.