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This lovely park offers, in my personal opinion, one of the better views of the Pacific. It's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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great views, lots of exercise classes around, sometimes a lot of homeless folks around

overall a beautiful view of the ocean, in the mornings there are a lot of groups exercising, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Monica, CA
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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.
Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely park offers, in my personal opinion, one of the better views of the Pacific. It's a great place to walk, or stroll, or bike, or just chill, all with a killer view. Recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

overall a beautiful view of the ocean, in the mornings there are a lot of groups exercising, but watch for homeless people in some areas.

Thank ferdferd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to live a block from this park and went there daily with my infant daughter. Not a lot of amenities but the views are fantastic. Great spot to throw down a blanket and relax. For those commenting on homeless people, there are virtually no...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We strolled through the park on our way to the Pier. It has lovely views of the beach and ocean. There are homeless people camped out in areas of the park and sleeping on benches.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Make some time for walking Palisades Park. The views are spectacular. The grounds are exceptional. A the city of Santa Monica is right there for you to explore.

Thank A7432QLmarks
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s all homeless (75%) and one woman had her pants down in broad daylight. You can pick up a scooter though, or ride your bike through, but be careful.

3  Thank Millerdes
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I'm not sure where others went to relax and hang out because when we were there it was full of homeless people. It was also small and had lots of tourists riding electric scooters throughout. It stank of urine and pot.

1  Thank luv2travel22018
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The views of the beach at sunset were lovely from here. Be aware though that there are homeless folks living in this park and some apparently have no sense of modesty. One man, whose pants were drooping below his buttocks, decided to relieve himself out...More

1  Thank TravelbugMelB2015
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This green grass & palm tree park runs along the upper Pacific Palisades above Pacific Coast Highway overlooking the beach and sea. Friendly people and all sorts of casual uses, ie yoga.

Thank Mohan B
Reviewed June 22, 2018

One of our favorite things to do is to get the dogs into the car and drive down to Palisades Park. It may be necessary to park a few blocks away, but it's worth it to stroll through the park,and the rose garden, and gaze...More

Thank Jcraiss
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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