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Palisades Park

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Address: Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-828-4497
Activities: Biking, People-watching, Walking
Description: This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for...
This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for walkers, bikers and people watchers, and connects with the broad Santa Monica beach made famous in TV's "Baywatch" episodes.
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Beautiful park, lovely for a walk or just to sit and enjoy the view

Well maintained and well used, great for people watching or just relaxing, I ran through this park every day that I stayed in Santa Monica.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well maintained and well used, great for people watching or just relaxing, I ran through this park every day that I stayed in Santa Monica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful park with spectacular views. Great place to watch the sun set over the Pacific. Located above the Santa Monica Pier. A MUST see!

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Miramar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I love walking in this park. It has beautiful views of the beach and Pacific coast highway. There is also entertainment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Palisades Park is located along the ocean in the Santa Monica area. It provides a wonderful view of the Pacific. It is also the entry way to the Santa Monica pier. Great location to enjoy the view and watch people.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The park located on bluffs right after sandy Santa Monica beach. It offers beautiful scenery of Santa Monica Pier, beach and coastal California line up to Malibu. Palm trees and their melodically sounds in wind bring beautiful and tranquil atmosphere to park. Especially watching sunset is breathtaking here.

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SANTA MONICA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

At the beginning of darkness on July 3 we arrived in Palisades Park to view the fireworks from below. There were only a few of us but we were ready. Just before the fireworks began we could hear the distinctive sound of Bruce Springsteen (The Boss) and it was not recorded. We were looking at him on stage. The sound... More 

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st joseph
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Palisades Park is a park located at street level above the Santa Monica Pier. There is a wavy sidewalk and a jogging path that runs the length. The park is tree lined which provides great relief from the sun. Great ocean views are available anywhere along the park. This is where the famous Route 66 ends. A small monument can... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Do yourself a favor and go jogging along this stretch of land and you'll be more than glad you did. The beautiful architecture along the way is something to be desired. The pacific palisades is absolutely beautiful and charming. Also, there's shopping, great cafes and friendly people.

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Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Super views for taking photos of the beach or the pier. we definitely enjoyed our stroll through the park to the pier!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You can spend the whole day in and around this park as it is next to the pier, shopping, restaurants and there are so many hotels in front of the park where you can stay. Beautiful plantation and benches to relax.

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Address: Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-828-4497
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica

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