Palisades Park in Santa Monica

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Palisades Park in Santa Monica





On a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Palisades Park in Santa Monica, California is one on the most scenic places in the Los Angeles area to visit.  When you walk north, you see the Santa Monica Mountains as a beautiful backdrop that frames in the sand and the ocean.  When you walk south, you see the Santa Monica Pier, with the Ferris wheel lit up (especially attractive at sunset).  You will always see a steady stream of joggers, small exercise groups and couples out for a leisurely stroll.  The park runs along Ocean Avenue, from roughly San Vicente Blvd at the northerly point, down to the Santa Monica Pier.  It is about 1.6 miles in length.  If you get a feeling of déjà vu while you are walking this scenic path, it is probably because of the various films, television shows and commercial that you have seen which have been filmed at this location.   Who could blame them for taking advantage of this amazing greenbelt that overlooks the Pacific Ocean?!

After walking through the Palisades Park, you can take in the 3rd Street Promenade for a little more people watching and shopping.  At the southern end of the 3rd Street Promenade is the newest retail attraction, the Santa Monica Place Mall (re-development cost estimated at $265 million!).  Here you will find high-end retail, and a fantastic top floor devoted to restaurants and a food court that offers ocean view seating. 

Here is our helpful set of additional links to help you make the most of your visit to Palisades Park in Santa Monica.  Enjoy!


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