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Los Angeles Palisades Park
Los Angeles Palisades Park

Los Angeles Palisades Park

Free admission
Palisades Park, Santa Monica, CA

The Basics

Thanks to its large acreage, Palisades Park has plenty of room to spread out. Take a rest at any of the picnic areas, join a yoga class, watch a local artist paint, or check out the historical Camera Obscura located above Santa Monica State Beach near Broadway. And after you’ve spent plenty of time people watching you can easily walk down to Santa Monica Pier for a carousel ride or seafood.

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Classic Convertible Car Tour of Los Angeles
Classic Convertible Car Tour of Los Angeles
$800.00 per adult
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Our driver and host Alexander was incredibly engaging and very helpful. We were taken to all the great sites and were regaled with informative stories.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Palisades Park has benches, picnic areas, pétanque courts (French bocce ball), and restrooms.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the park.
  • The park is wheelchair accessible.
  • Make sure to stop by the Visitors Center Kiosk if you have any questions while visiting.
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How to Get There

Palisades park runs along Ocean Avenue from Colorado Avenue to Adelaide Drive. You can easily walk to the southern Colorado Avenue section of the park from downtown Santa Monica. Finding a place to park in the area can be tricky and visitors are encouraged to use public transportation.

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When to Get There

The park is free and open to the public. It is a popular promenade area throughout the year, though walking along the path early in the morning or evenings offers some spectacular lighting. Santa Monica is most popular during the summer, and weekends in the park can be quite crowded. It can also be foggy in May and June, but there are still plenty of things to do in the park whether the sun makes an appearance or not.

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Santa Monica State Beach and Pier

These two landmarks are conveniently located along Santa Monica’s Palisades Park and are some of the more popular sites in the city. Santa Monica State Beach is accessible from several pedestrian bridges and is a great place to enjoy some sand and surf. For a bite to eat and amusement attractions, head to Santa Monica Pier for games and rides, as well as a trapeze school and an aquarium.

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