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Review of Palisades Park

Palisades Park
Ranked #7 of 106 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.
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Palisades park is beautiful. I walk my dog down the long path parallel to the breathtaking and vast Pacific Ocean. It is so relaxing and gorgeous here!
There are benches to sit if I get tired, and ta times I just sit and reflect in awe at the beach before me.
It does get crowded on weekends and mobbed on holidays.
I suggest trying one of the cafes on Ocean Ave. after a long walk in the park.
A perfect way to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

You can get a lovely view of the ocean and the SM Pier from the park. It goes for quite a ways up from where the SM Pier starts.

Thank TucsonGrammy
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I give this park five stars because it is frankly one of the two perfect places for a run/walk on the planet...well, at least that I've found (the other is Regent's Park in London). It is green, beautiful, flat, well lit and well populated for an evening run, and features dirt paths that are easy on aging runners' feet. I've run here in the very early morning and evening, when it's almost always cool enough for a great workout, due to the ocean breezes. While there is Ocean Avenue traffic on the East side of the park, the breezes coming in from the ocean mitigate any pollution from that side, and add a welcome effect when you're working up a sweat. If you're horrified by the sight of homeless people, you should know that there are always a few asleep on benches and grass. But there are so many exercisers from casual walkers, to old people, to serious athletes, that one never feels unsafe. I love this place.

2  Thank FoxVoyage
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I loved the scenery, live music, and people watching! Great place to stroll, walk the dog, or view the coast from up above.

Thank allsmile07
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Great Park with lots of grass and palm trees plus some weirdly shaped trees resembling large scale bonsai. Views from the Park over the beach are amazing. Great place to watch the sun set

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