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Pacific Palisades

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Pacific Palisades is an affluent neightborhood on the West Side of Los Angeles in Southern California, adjacent to Santa Monica. The district is a primarily residential area with expensive houses amongst the hills offering incredible ocean views.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The town is accessible via the Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1; often abbreviated "PCH"), or by traveling along famed Sunset Boulevard, which acts as an east-west pass-through and terminates on the western boundary of the town itself. Temescal Canyon Blvd. originates at PCH and permits an northerly approach into the middle of town.

By bus[edit]

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus goes along Sunset Blvd. via Chautauqua Blvd., going through the heart of Pacific Palisades, from Santa Monica.

LA Metro bus 2 also travels along Sunset Blvd. all the way to PCH, and then loops back on Temescal Canyon Blvd. traversing much of the town.

By bicycle[edit]

You will be competing for space along the same access routes for vehicular traffic. Unless you are a capable urban cyclist, travel along Sunset Blvd. and PCH is not advised. Temescal Canyon Blvd. presents a long, steep grade, and you would do well to make sure your braking system is in tip-top shape should you double back!

By foot[edit]

Foot traffic from the coastline is common, especially during good weather. Both the west entrance into town via Sunset Blvd. and the uphill north entrance along Temescal Canyon Blvd. have uninterrupted sidewalks. The east entrance does not have clearly-marked walkways for at least 200 yards (180 meters) measured from the east border of town--walking along either side of Sunset Blvd. is very dangerous and ill-advised.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

The Getty Villa.
  • J. Paul Getty Villa, 17895 Pacific Coast Highway, +1-310-440-7300, [1]. Thursday thru Monday 10AM to 5PM (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Reopened in January 2006, the Getty Villa is an extension of the world-famous Getty Center. The Getty Villa is a separate location that features statues and other cultural artifacts from Greece and Rome. Admission is free but advance, timed tickets are required for each individual. Parking is $15.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Will Rogers State Beach, [2]. Offers swimming, volleyball, and a bike/running path. The beach will be familiar to fans of the TV show Baywatch.  edit
  • Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, +1 310 454-1970 (), [3]. $18-$25.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Farmer's Market, Swarthmore Ave. & Sunset. Every Sunday from 8:00 AM until 1:30 PM there is a downtown Farmer's market offering produce, handicrafts, flowers, and homemade food.  edit

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Get out[edit]

  • Santa Monica. A neighboring beach city that is popular with tourists and features a fun and famous pier.
  • Malibu. Another neighboring city that is accessible via PCH. Malibu is a beach town that is home to many entertainment stars and offers great beaches, surfing and restaurants for visitors.


Routes through Pacific Palisades
Santa BarbaraMalibu  N noframe S  Santa MonicaLong Beach


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