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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-828-4497
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Ranked #9 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Biking, People-watching, Walking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Porto Alegre, RS
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

beautiful park to go for a walk and watch the sunset. warm days are the best for those who like amazing scenery

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Chandlers Ford
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A good place to people watch, street entertainment, there are quite a few homeless people hanging about, didn't get any bother from them, and lots of fast food hot dog vans.

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Perth, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the classic California bluff-side promenade. Palm lined, breezy, great views of the beach and pier. Lots going on, walkers, people working out, people playing music, picnicking, playing with their kids, on and on. Loved it!

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Los Angeles, California
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74 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Palisades Park, the 14-block stretch north of the Santa Monica Pier has so much more than strollers, dog-walkers, joggers, etc. It has a lot of historical landmarks right in the park. The Bench across from the Fairmont Miramar Hotel is where the owner, Mr. Jones would sit and enjoy the sunsets in the early 1900's. The Memorial to all the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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298 reviews 298 reviews
155 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There's never a bad time to visit this park. Set above the coastline, your eyes will thank you for choosing this place for a stroll. You'll see many joggers, walkers, friendly dogs around here. Best times are morning or near sunset. You can also see the Santa Monica Pier below which is a nice little treat in my opinion. The... More

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New York City, New York
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171 attraction reviews
1,305 helpful votes 1,305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Palisades Park is perched above the Pacific. It is quite extensive. The breeze coming off the water keeps you cool on hot days. There are joggers, sometimes a movie being shot, and in general a fun place to walk.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A park running along Ocean above the PCH for a couple of miles. Lots of palm trees and grass and benches. There is a lot of life here. While it's not peaceful, the views are wonderful.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stretching from the pier right along the coastline at Santa Monica, Palisades Park is probably the best thing in Santa Monica and it free. A walk along it will take an hour or more each way and there is plenty to see. Bordered by ocean drive on one side and the beach on the other, it has street musicians, statues,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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47 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This park begins at the Santa Monica pier. Its a terrific place to do people watching and catch a great sunset! There were various food trucks parked at the curb along the park. Don't even enter the public restrooms - OMG - what a horrific, nasty mess!

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Santa Monica, California
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Palisades park is beautiful. I walk my dog down the long path parallel to the breathtaking and vast Pacific Ocean. It is so relaxing and gorgeous here! There are benches to sit if I get tired, and ta times I just sit and reflect in awe at the beach before me. It does get crowded on weekends and mobbed on... More

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