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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-828-4497
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Ranked #12 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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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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241 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This park was an excellent surprise to the end of my route 1 trip. I decided to stay the night down the street and ended up walking the entire Santa Monica area; this park provided excellent shade and views. There are lots of comments on here about homeless people in the park, which is a very true statement but I... More

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Staffordshire united Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Walk along here on a regular basis when visiting my Son and his Family we are usually heading for the Pier with my two young Grandchildren but en route you are entertained by keep fit fanatics doing all sorts of moves mixed in with this are the rough sleepers which surprisingly Santa Monica authorities seem to except which comes as... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I'm sure that this is a sensitive topic, so I will be gentle and respectful. We stayed for a week on the beach in Santa Monica. We loved it there, and we loved walking in the Palisades Park, both during the day, and at sunset. It's gorgeous! The landscaping is beautiful, and the views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica... More

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Santa Monica, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I work one block from this park and walk over during my lunch breaks a lot. True, there in an amazing view of the bay and the pier and the coast. Amazing. The manicured lawns are also a perment home for lots of homeless people those who "partied" too hard and some who arr currently exploring other worlds. Its a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A nice view and an easy stroll, but somewhat uncomfortable with beggars. The pier is nice and there are some good food stops there. The steps of the bridge over the street to the beach smells strongly of urine.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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