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“One of the Most Beautiful Views in Southern California”
Review of Palisades Park

Palisades Park
Ranked #7 of 104 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“One of the Most Beautiful Views in Southern California”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Palisades Park runs along the top of the bluff on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. It is a park with grass and a walkway looking over the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier. Wonderful place for a stroll and to catch the sunset.

Visited March 2012
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“Try a 'Walk in the Park!"”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

This is a little-known (at least to my family) easily reachable spot for taking long walks and pleasant views. We try to get there whenever we have some time to spend in the area, but have not lately returned, as our overseas travels have taken top priority lately.

Visited April 2011
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Nanaimo, Canada
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“Eclectic, vibrant and always busy.”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

In the park at all hours there is running, tai chi, cycling, walking, sitting, sleeping, contemplating, dancing, singing, playing, loving, eating, etc. and those of us observing all of the activity. Sit on the fence, sit on a tree or sit on the grass, it is your choice how you enjoy the Park but do stop and enjoy it..

Visited March 2012
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Columbus
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great 4 mile run”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

From LeMerigot to the end of the park and back is a great 4 mile run on ultra-short, springy grass. The views are magnificent along the way. If you're feeling ambitious, you can also head up San Vicente for a really long run. Love this about Santa Monica. Also, if it's evening, the park is fairly well lit and lots of people are out so (it seems) fairly safe.

Visited March 2012
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Burbank, California
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Location for a Morning Walk”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Palisades Park is a great place for scenic walks along its lengthy trail. The park stretches about 1.5 miles along a cliff and over looks Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1). On a clear day, the view of the ocean is unbelievable. Visit the park on an early, winter morning to avoid tourists and crowds. Great location for a picnic. Dogs are welcome and there are lots of them! Street parking available.

Visited January 2012
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