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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-458-8644
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Great Park

People uses it to exercise, relax ad play music , the view is amazing on the Santa Monica bay and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MariacriistinaHeller
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Rome, Italy
BEAUTIFUL PROMENADE

A peaceful easy walking area. Very safe and pleasant , with great views of the sea. Grassy areas to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
srimanone
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Joshua Tree, California
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (17 reviews)
“homeless people” (49 reviews)
“palm trees” (21 reviews)
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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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+1 310-458-8644
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"rose garden"
in 17 reviews
"homeless people"
in 49 reviews
"palm trees"
in 21 reviews
"san vicente"
in 5 reviews
"the santa monica pier"
in 33 reviews
"great ocean"
in 4 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 5 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 18 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 8 reviews
"walking path"
in 5 reviews
"watching the sunset"
in 4 reviews
"public restrooms"
in 4 reviews
"southern california"
in 6 reviews
"people watch"
in 7 reviews
"street promenade"
in 4 reviews
"bluff"
in 35 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

People uses it to exercise, relax ad play music , the view is amazing on the Santa Monica bay and beaches, and the whole Santa Monica bay the downside are the homeless even if not may are aloud to sit at the park some are...More

Thank MariacriistinaHeller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful easy walking area. Very safe and pleasant , with great views of the sea. Grassy areas to sit for a picnic, easy parking but Must use the meters as they come by often.good for dog walking also.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palisades Park is on the bluff of the Santa Monica beach. Very nice park to walk or take a jog along the paths. At one end the path goes to the Santa Monica stairs an the other end takes you in front of the Santa...More

Thank mcorbin560
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way from the on street, metered parking to the SM pier we waked through this nice little park. Folks were walking, jogging and riding scooters through the area. We did find several folks that decided to "stake a claim" in the park for...More

Thank Jerseybob175
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful park with well manicured grounds and views second to none. However, the park has been taken over and over run by the homeless population. 90% of the benches are the permanent sleeping quarters during the day for this group. Thus, the park is...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could be called the Santa Monica Promenade, because it is located above the Santa Monica Beach atop a cliff and offers beautiful views. You can go down stairs and across a covered bridge to reach the beach. If you want to take a walk, this...More

Thank Yvonne M
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Easy to navigate walkways with lovely views to the ocean. Benches available for resting. Public bathrooms available. Lots of metered street parking. Lots of dog walkers. There are homeless people in the area which is upsetting. It does remind us of the disparity between the...More

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

If you want to experience nature, people and atmosphere away from busy LA life - this is your place. The Palisades Park is a great place for a run with an iconic view of the Pacific Ocean.

Thank MrVisittheworld
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Blessed to be living right across the street from this beautiful park & it’s rose garden - active walkers/joggers/yoga/tai chi/momnbaby strollers - constant activity & beautiful sunsets - but right now the once very seldom rains have stopped & the weather is turning back to...More

Thank amynjim
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

What a way to spend a day. Views, smells, sights and sounds. Ignore peoples comments about the homeless as its not their fault and they don't bother anyone.

Thank AJ_JA65
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