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Palisades Park

Address: Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-828-4497
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Ranked #10 of 55 Attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Nature & Parks, Amusement 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...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Nature & Parks, Amusement 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 beach made famous in TV's "Baywatch" episodes.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

How's this for praise: Palisades Park is the second favorite park that I've ever been to after Tuileries Garden in Paris. Better than Central Park in New York. Better than Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Better than Grant Park in Chicago. It's the ambience. The palm trees. The ocean. The quiet solitude. The meandering sidewalks. The homeless men don't... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My parents came to Santa Monica in 1948 and stood in Palisades Park over looking the Pacific Ocean and never left. It's a beautiful sight that never tires and the sunsets can be magical.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a great way to stroll the cliffs and see the western edge of Santa Monica. If its your first time to the area, I recommend this at some time during y our stay.

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California
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1,045 attraction reviews
546 helpful votes 546 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This lovely park has paths for strolling, green grass for lounging, loads of people for watching, and great ocean and mountain and sometimes mountain views. If the droughts continue, will we be forced to give up the lawn?

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Youngstown, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Palisades Park is about a 1 1/2 mile stretch atop the bluffs along the Pacific Ocean, with paved and dirt pathways. It's beautifully landscaped, and also has some statues. There are lots of park benches, restrooms, and picnic spots as well. No smoking allowed in the park. Spectacular sunset views!

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We took a walk here in the mornings. A great way to start your day. Beatiful view and a well taken care of park. Take the satirs down to the ocean for a coffee and finish your walk by the beach.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The view from this park is not rivaled in the world. Amazing sunsets. Beautiful ocean and mountain scenes. Unfortunately....it is loaded with homeless people. Lucky for them to be in such a beautiful place but a bit scary at times for others. You do have the screamers and shouters and you are not sure what to do .As a woman,... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you have never been to Santa Monica, this is absolutely a Must. I have been visiting the park for over 50 years. What is rally unique about it is the vistas from the winding path that borders the cliff tops at least 50 feet above the Coast Highway. The park stretches several miles and is an aboretist's joy with... More 

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Do not be put off by the large number of homeless people at the park. They did not bother me when walking alone and one person kindly told me I had dropped my sunglasses, other wise I might not have noticed when fumbling with the camera. The toilets were clean on the occasions I needed to know with soap, water,... More 

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New York City, New York
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667 reviews 667 reviews
289 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The boardwalks around Santa Monica's beaches are beautiful but you can also walk in this park above sea level. Or jog or take a bike.

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