Los Angeles’s Palisades Park is one of the last bastions of things to do in Los Angeles that are truly free and wonderful. Famous for its jogging paths and wonderful natural scenery, any visit to Palisades Park is a good visit – and in the concrete jungle that is LA, the park is a popular recreational place.
When planning your list of Palisades Park things to do, consider taking the walking path along the palm tree-lined cliff to overlook the ocean. With panoramic views of the glittering Pacific down below, it’s easy to see why the famous Route 66 terminates here – the majesty of being on the end of the continent coincides with the romanticism of that long, dusty road.
Also while here, take a stop and check out the rose garden with corresponding art sculptures. Beautiful for picnics, sunsets, or photography, the rose garden in Palisades Park is a sweet treat to an already nice experience.
Others enjoy a more active embrace to the park, and while there’s a playground and jungle gym for the little ones, many parents enjoy walking the bridges across the Pacific Coast Highway (the PCH) and hitting the beach while here as well. Others meet to do yoga in the early morning and sunset, while others still can be seen jogging up and down the winding trails.
Whatever you decide to do in Palisades Park, you’re sure to find it a relaxing enjoyable time and a welcome treat to the wonderful outdoors of Southern California. Don’t forget that entry to the park is free, and while parking in the park costs a bit of change, there are numerous residential streets surrounding Palisades Park, so feel free to park here free of charge.