Palisades Park
Palisades Park
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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.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles570 reviews
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It is a picturesque shoreline park on Ocean Avenue that can be quickly navigated in the same vicinity of Santa Monica Pier.
Written 17 February 2024
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tubita529
Santa Monica, CA8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Palisades Park is not safe. Witnessed a man get attacked from behind by what appeared to be a vagrant high on drugs. The vagrant kicked him in the head repeatedly until police arrived and arrested the vagrant. I read that the victim had his jaw broken in two places and suffered a concussion.
Written 24 September 2023
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William J
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Palisades Park is absolutely beautiful if you can avoid the trash and the average of 10 homeless people per block! The Santa Monica City Government is doing a bang-up job!!
Written 14 August 2023
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John B
Chepstow, UK89 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Sad too say the place is a magnet for the homeless. We stayed in a hotel across the road and did not venture out after dark as it didn’t appear safe! There were homeless people sleeping on the benches and grass day and night. Loads of noise shouting and playing loud music! Not an enjoyable place to walk.
Written 3 June 2023
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BobN06
Avondale, PA631 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Nice place to walk along during the day. Quite a few homeless hanging around to use the public restrooms. Nice place to view the sunset but even better down on the beach.
Written 23 October 2022
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY8,634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Tons of Shops, rides and stores. Concerts during the summer. Eric Burdon and the Animals were playing that day we went. Rides are about $8 per person. Beautiful views. Took the Ferris wheel. Worth the stop. Always some performer entertaining.
Written 3 April 2022
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WeBvacations
269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
The park is lovely. Beautiful flora and fauna everywhere you look, not to mention views of the ocean. The park goes on for miles so it’s great for walking, biking, rollerblades or skates. Ok now the downside - homelessness is a big problem. I don’t live in California and am not used to seeing this everywhere. They have become invisible to the locals but I found it disturbing and upsetting. As you’re walking and enjoying the park you’ll be confronted with many homeless people and the smell of urine every so often. That’s just the way it is.
Written 27 June 2021
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Cassidy
141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We went when it was pretty dead, cold but not freezing and clear skies. I enjoyed the views and found it to be very well-kept! There's lots of things around to see or do as well.
Written 29 May 2021
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ghk1857
Ireland81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Buy an ice-cream and sit under the palm trees, looking out across the beautiful Pacific Ocean. You will be pinching yourself to make sure you are not dreaming!
Written 31 July 2020
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George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills, CA1,706 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
A beautiful park that overlooks the ocean and pier.
It's narrow, but long and is a picture taking must.
Gorgeous flowers, trees and more.
A great walk, but there tends to be homeless people around.
I give this park 4 stars and not 5 because of the homeless who take up so many benches and don't care.
George Vreeland Hill
Written 11 July 2020
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