Pacific Palisades Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by kahnjetta
  • Things to Do
    by kahnjetta
  • Things to Do
    by kahnjetta

Pacific Palisades Things to Do

  • Temescal Canyon Hiking

    This place is one of my favorites for hiking, it's not too hard if you have kids, well we only go up to the bridge which is about a 30 minutes hike, from there you can see the ocean and have a snack by the little water creek. It is situated just off Sunset Blvd. Your options are : The basic loop – 2.6 miles The loop beginning from Temescal...

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  • Temescal Canyon Hiking

    This place is one of my favorites for hiking, it's not too hard if you have kids, well we only go up to the bridge which is about a 30 minutes hike, from there you can see the ocean and have a snack by the little water creek. It is situated just off Sunset Blvd. Your options are : The basic loop – 2.6 miles The loop beginning from Temescal Canyon...

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  • The Getty Villa

    A wonderful way to spend a few hours for very little cost. An inside look as to what was J. Paul Getty's passion. You'll see Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War. Roman-inspired architecture and gardens.Admission to the Getty Villa is FREE. An...

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  • Lake Shrine Temple

    Lake Shrine Temple is hidden away in Pacific Palisades. I could not believe the temple was there, in all the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Many people come to enjoy the awesome beauty and experience the spiritual sanctuary. The temple includes a wide range of Religions, honoring the five principles of Religion. There is a separate section where...

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  • Hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains.

    Temescal Gateway Park is the most popular hiking spot in the Santa Monica Mountains probably because of the location. It is off the famous Sunset Blvd and less than a mile from the beach. It is a 4.4 mile loop hike with a small waterfall at the bridge. It gives you a good view of the coastline. And if you want to enjoy nature and stargaze it is the...

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  • The Getty Villa.

    The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.Thursday–Monday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. FREE admissioin, but reservation is required by calling (310) 440-7300.My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

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Pacific Palisades Restaurants

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    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It's right on the beach. Fantastic ocean views. Get there early for dinner and watch the sunsets from one of the outdoor balcony tables.

    Favorite Dish: Swordfish

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Pacific Palisades Transportation

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    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    You could sail to Pacific Palisades using a catamaran similar to these. However, it's probably faster and easier to drive. Parking the car could be a problem during summer.

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Pacific Palisades Warnings and Dangers

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    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Crossing PCH on foot can be dangerous because car drivers tend to drive fast and the glare of the sun can momentarily blind them. So either use the walkway shown here or cross at a designated crosswalk.

    I've seen the police give tickets for jay-walking.

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Pacific Palisades Off The Beaten Path

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    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Hiking in the Topanga State Park. Offers nice views of the Pacific ocean as well as Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, and Century City.

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Pacific Palisades Favorites

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    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: A Califonria Highway Patrol (CHP) giving an escort to a film crew that was filming a motorcycle rider along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

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