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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-828-4497
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Ranked #9 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Loved this park that looks over Santa Monica Beach. Great place to walk, jog, workout, yoga, etc. Be sure to check out the rose garden. Lots of people just taking in the sun.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Nice morning run. Went around 6 pm, the sun was still coming up, and there weren't that many but only a few bikers and runners. Nice and peaceful and beautiful place to see the sunrise from.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have the most incredible photos taken at sunset here! Bring your camera it's truly breathtaking. I loved seeing all the exotic plants and foliage too. This was right by our hotel The Fairmont.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a very pleasant, long narrow park on the bluffs above Santa Monica beach. It is full of tall, elegant palm trees and Mediterranean as well as sub-tropical plants. There are also lots of lawned areas. It has lovely views up and down Santa Monica Bay and over the beach and towards the sea. It's a great place to... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Crowded on the weekend days, if possible a great time to go during the week. There is construction going on on the pier itself right now and cuts the walk area in half on some parts of the pier. Beautiful at night with all the different colors. Try to get to the end of the pier at sunset, it is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

pretty walk in the morning or anytime. Went from hotel for my morning walk and quest for breakfast. very close to hotel

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Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We took this walk several times. Very relaxing. The flowers are beautiful and it is well landscaped. Great views of beach and ocean. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy view, read or just people watch.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is a great park to take a stroll and just enjoy the views. Particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset!

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Santa Monica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

From there, you have a nice view of the beach. It's a relaxing place to read a book, hangout with friends, have picnics. Some do some sun tanning there, laying in the sun as they take naps. They have public toilets there, too. Just bring your quarters if you want to park close to the park.

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Santa Monica, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Such a great park overlooking the ocean up on a bluff right near the third street promenade. Wish I lived closer to here to jog here during the week. Great views, dirt and concrete path.

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