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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tubita529
Santa Monica, CA9 contributions
Sep. 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 September 24, 2023
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William J
1 contribution
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 August 14, 2023
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John B
Chepstow, UK86 contributions
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 June 3, 2023
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BobN06
Avondale, PA590 contributions
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 October 23, 2022
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY7,606 contributions
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 April 3, 2022
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WeBvacations
275 contributions
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 June 27, 2021
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Cassidy
131 contributions
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 May 29, 2021
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ghk1857
Ireland84 contributions
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 July 31, 2020
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George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills, CA1,618 contributions
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 July 11, 2020
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cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,499 contributions
Jul. 2019
Visited on US trip with SOTC group. This park is located along the Ocean avanue in Santa Monica city spreading in a 26.4-acre area in Santa Monica, California. The park offers views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains. The park extends over 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the Santa Monica Pier at the south to Adelaide Drive at the north. This long linear park is lined with plants and trees. There are benches, picnic areas and restrooms. A nice place for family picnic.
Written May 30, 2020
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