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“Hard to enjoy this lovely spot”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Hard to enjoy this lovely spot”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

This park has a lot going for it. We visited about 12 years ago and remembered walking and jogging through the beautiful park overlooking the Pacific.
On this trip were looking forward to showing our kids this lovely spot. Yes the lovely park is still there but so are dozens of homeless people dotted around the park every 20 yards or so on the grass, on benches, by the road. I know it is not their fault but as a tourist spot it has become unpleasant. The kids felt uncomfortable being there so we left.
A great shame. Glad we decided to stay in Beverly Hills this time.

Visited July 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We love this area but it is a pity about the homeless people who sleep rough. There was not as many this year as in previous years. Great views and walking near to the ocean

Visited July 2013
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Lynnwood, Washington
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“Favorite place to walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I love this park! I visit and walk it every time I visit LA. It is so pretty and of course the view of the ocean fantastic.

Visited June 2013
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tulsa, ok
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20 reviews
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“Beautiful view of Santa Monica Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very picturesque, great views of the beach and ocean, graceful, slender palm trees overhead. I believe, in 1961 it was the site of "The Big W"--buried treasure in the movie, "it's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Just beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is California at its best. So picture perfect and lovely. Just a great chill out zone. Definitely worth going slightly up the coast for

Visited June 2013
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