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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. The district is a primarily residential area with expensive houses amongst the hills offering incredible ocean views.

Get in

By plane

Pacific Palisades does not have an airport or runways.

By car

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

By bicycle

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

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

Get around

See

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 $8.

Do

  • 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.

Buy

  • 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.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Get out

  • 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.


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