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Guidebook for Pacific Palisades

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Guidebook for Pacific Palisades

Food Scene
Ocean front location. Awesome view. It's a fun place to eat under umbrellas on the sand and watch the passing parade on the bike path. Next to the Annenberg Beach House. Easy walk from Pied-a-Terre.
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Back on the Beach Cafe
445 Pacific Coast Highway
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Ocean front location. Awesome view. It's a fun place to eat under umbrellas on the sand and watch the passing parade on the bike path. Next to the Annenberg Beach House. Easy walk from Pied-a-Terre.
Fig is at the Miramar hotel. One of the best local restaurants, it is named for the huge old courtyard fig tree. Sit by the pool and watch the sunset. Get there between 5 and 6 pm your drinks and meal is half price
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FIG - Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Boulevard
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Fig is at the Miramar hotel. One of the best local restaurants, it is named for the huge old courtyard fig tree. Sit by the pool and watch the sunset. Get there between 5 and 6 pm your drinks and meal is half price
A neighborhood institution. Ocean view from the patio. Gets great YELP reviews although the food is greasy diner average. Walk there for breakfast/brunch. You might even spot a celebrity or two.
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Patrick's Roadhouse
106 Entrada Drive
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A neighborhood institution. Ocean view from the patio. Gets great YELP reviews although the food is greasy diner average. Walk there for breakfast/brunch. You might even spot a celebrity or two.
The chef, Jamie Foxx, won the James Beard award in 2015. Be sure to make a reservation, especially on weekends although you can sometimes be seated at the bar without one. The food is seasonal and delicious. I like to bring friends from out of town here.
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Rustic Canyon
1119 Wilshire Blvd
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The chef, Jamie Foxx, won the James Beard award in 2015. Be sure to make a reservation, especially on weekends although you can sometimes be seated at the bar without one. The food is seasonal and delicious. I like to bring friends from out of town here.
Nice spot at the end of Malibu Pier to enjoy lunch with an ocean view.
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Malibu Farm Pier Cafe
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Nice spot at the end of Malibu Pier to enjoy lunch with an ocean view.
Wednesday from 8:30 am to 1 pm at Arizona and 2nd. Amazing locally grown produce. Favorite local meet up. Park in the parking structures on 2nd or at the meters on Ocean Ave. All the local chefs come here. Once Wolfgang Puck playfully tried to steal my carefully selected mangos!
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Farmers Market
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Wednesday from 8:30 am to 1 pm at Arizona and 2nd. Amazing locally grown produce. Favorite local meet up. Park in the parking structures on 2nd or at the meters on Ocean Ave. All the local chefs come here. Once Wolfgang Puck playfully tried to steal my carefully selected mangos!
Best place for breakfast in Santa Monica. Also a bakery and a deli case for take out. Always crowded in the morning. Parking in back.
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Huckleberry Cafe
1014 Wilshire Boulevard
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Best place for breakfast in Santa Monica. Also a bakery and a deli case for take out. Always crowded in the morning. Parking in back.
Definitely a contender for best coffee in Santa Monica, but if it's not to your liking there is a Starbuck's across the street! If the excellent coffee isn't enough to lure you, it can be good for celebrity spotting as well.
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Primo Passo Coffee Co
702 Montana Avenue
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Definitely a contender for best coffee in Santa Monica, but if it's not to your liking there is a Starbuck's across the street! If the excellent coffee isn't enough to lure you, it can be good for celebrity spotting as well.
Happy hour 4-6 on weekdays. I like to sit on the patio and order $5 tacos, guacamole and chips and a hibiscus agua fresca. You might prefer a margarita. If you can't sit on the patio, request seating in the nest. Best restaurant within walking distance of the Pied-a-Terre. Highly recommended for dinner too.
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Tallula's
118 Entrada Dr
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Happy hour 4-6 on weekdays. I like to sit on the patio and order $5 tacos, guacamole and chips and a hibiscus agua fresca. You might prefer a margarita. If you can't sit on the patio, request seating in the nest. Best restaurant within walking distance of the Pied-a-Terre. Highly recommended for dinner too.
Sightseeing
The closest beach access tunnel we locals use is at the Ocean Way/Mabery Rd corner. You'll see a set of stairs between two houses that looks like it goes down to PCH that takes you to the tunnel.
100 Ocean Way
100 Ocean Way
The closest beach access tunnel we locals use is at the Ocean Way/Mabery Rd corner. You'll see a set of stairs between two houses that looks like it goes down to PCH that takes you to the tunnel.
A lovely little park that you can walk to from the apartment. The Rec Center is historic. It was the Uplifters' Clubhouse in the 1920s. There are gorgeous mid-century homes surrounding the park.
Rustic Canyon Recreation Center
601 Latimer Road
A lovely little park that you can walk to from the apartment. The Rec Center is historic. It was the Uplifters' Clubhouse in the 1920s. There are gorgeous mid-century homes surrounding the park.
Your visit to Santa Monica won't be complete without a walk in the park at sunset. Or walk through the park to the Miramar Fig at 5 for early supper and watch the sunset from a table beside the pool.
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Palisades Park
Ocean Avenue
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Your visit to Santa Monica won't be complete without a walk in the park at sunset. Or walk through the park to the Miramar Fig at 5 for early supper and watch the sunset from a table beside the pool.
About a 10 minute drive up PCH. I prefer the Getty on the hill to the Villa, but the ocean view from the Terrace Restaurant is mesmerizing. The collection is all about Greek and Roman antiquities.
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The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
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About a 10 minute drive up PCH. I prefer the Getty on the hill to the Villa, but the ocean view from the Terrace Restaurant is mesmerizing. The collection is all about Greek and Roman antiquities.
In the 1960s it was a gay beach. Today there are volleyball courts where you can play or watch. In the summer you can rent a bike at Perry's Cafe. Bike tours of the Gold Coast and Venice can be booked
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Will Rogers State Beach
17000 Pacific Coast Highway
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In the 1960s it was a gay beach. Today there are volleyball courts where you can play or watch. In the summer you can rent a bike at Perry's Cafe. Bike tours of the Gold Coast and Venice can be booked
Experience pristine early California. Daily boats to the islands from Ventura and Oxnard reserved in advance. Hike, snorkel, kayak. You may see dolphins. Terrific day trip. Some overnight camping.
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Channel Islands National Park
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Experience pristine early California. Daily boats to the islands from Ventura and Oxnard reserved in advance. Hike, snorkel, kayak. You may see dolphins. Terrific day trip. Some overnight camping.
Midcentury architecture fans alert. Case Study House #23 by Pierre Koenig. This iconic 1957 house in a spectacular setting is open for tours. Must be booked in advance. Worth the price of admission.
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Stahl House
1635 Woods Drive
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Midcentury architecture fans alert. Case Study House #23 by Pierre Koenig. This iconic 1957 house in a spectacular setting is open for tours. Must be booked in advance. Worth the price of admission.
Learn about the history of Malibu in the context of this tile-rich Spanish Colonial Revival beach estate built in 1929 now a part of Malibu Lagoon State Beach Park.
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Adamson House Museum
23200 Pacific Coast Highway
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Learn about the history of Malibu in the context of this tile-rich Spanish Colonial Revival beach estate built in 1929 now a part of Malibu Lagoon State Beach Park.
Mecca for exercise fanatics and fitness buffs. At the top of the stairs is Adelaide, the most beautiful street in Santa Monica. Rewarding your effort is the spectacular ocean view. Bonus points if you reach the top in time to watch the sun drop into the ocean.
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Santa Monica Stairs
699 Adelaide Dr
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Mecca for exercise fanatics and fitness buffs. At the top of the stairs is Adelaide, the most beautiful street in Santa Monica. Rewarding your effort is the spectacular ocean view. Bonus points if you reach the top in time to watch the sun drop into the ocean.
Everything Else
The large outdoor beach front pool. Also has some good free cultural events now and then. Docent led tours of the Marion Davies Guesthouse for a shot of old Hollywood/Gold Coast history.
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Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
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The large outdoor beach front pool. Also has some good free cultural events now and then. Docent led tours of the Marion Davies Guesthouse for a shot of old Hollywood/Gold Coast history.
Wonderful place to hike. Murphy Ranch was supposedly a Nazi stronghold during WW2. Ruins of the ranch buildings are still visible, and an elaborate gate, stream and small waterfall. Challenging stairs
Rustic Canyon Trail
Wonderful place to hike. Murphy Ranch was supposedly a Nazi stronghold during WW2. Ruins of the ranch buildings are still visible, and an elaborate gate, stream and small waterfall. Challenging stairs
Charming, rustic 1940s era neighborhood shopping center. The Farm Shop, Sweet Rose Creamery (yum), food court and small upscale shops. Good for celebrity sightings, especially Reese Witherspoon.
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Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street
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Charming, rustic 1940s era neighborhood shopping center. The Farm Shop, Sweet Rose Creamery (yum), food court and small upscale shops. Good for celebrity sightings, especially Reese Witherspoon.
Drinks & Nightlife
Most popular bar in Santa Monica for the under 40 set. Over 40 walk across the courtyard to the lobby bar of the Fairmont Miramar for a nice, upscale, low key ambiance.
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The Bungalow
101 Wilshire Boulevard
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Most popular bar in Santa Monica for the under 40 set. Over 40 walk across the courtyard to the lobby bar of the Fairmont Miramar for a nice, upscale, low key ambiance.
A worthy destination for a scenic drive through Malibu Canyon via PCH. You can stop off on the way at Malibu Creek State Park for a hike and a visit to the M*A*S*H set. It's not really a nightlife destination, best for lunch.
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Ladyface Ale Companie - Alehouse & Brasserie
29281 Agoura Rd
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A worthy destination for a scenic drive through Malibu Canyon via PCH. You can stop off on the way at Malibu Creek State Park for a hike and a visit to the M*A*S*H set. It's not really a nightlife destination, best for lunch.
I love to take my friends from out of town here for a quiet drink by the koi pond.
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Fairmont Miramar - Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Boulevard
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I love to take my friends from out of town here for a quiet drink by the koi pond.
Arts & Culture
Charles and Ray Eames are giants of mid-century design. The house they designed and lived in exists just as they left it and may be visited M-Sat by appointment. See the Eames Foundation website.
203 Chautauqua Blvd
203 Chautauqua Blvd
Charles and Ray Eames are giants of mid-century design. The house they designed and lived in exists just as they left it and may be visited M-Sat by appointment. See the Eames Foundation website.
Shopping
Upscale boutiques, coffee shops, sidewalk cafes, Whole Foods Yogaworks and Revolution Fitness between 7th St and 19th St. Great walking street. Location on the map is not accurate. Center is 14th St.
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Montana Avenue
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Upscale boutiques, coffee shops, sidewalk cafes, Whole Foods Yogaworks and Revolution Fitness between 7th St and 19th St. Great walking street. Location on the map is not accurate. Center is 14th St.
Getting Around
Use one of the convenient lime green bike shares, a bird or lime motorized scooter or Lyft or Uber to the station at 4th and Colorado. Go to USC, DTLA, Hollywood (Red Line), or Pasadena (Gold Line) on the Metro trains. There is parking at the 17th and Colorado station, which is also less crowded. See the Hollywood sign and Observatory from the window!
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Expo Line
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Use one of the convenient lime green bike shares, a bird or lime motorized scooter or Lyft or Uber to the station at 4th and Colorado. Go to USC, DTLA, Hollywood (Red Line), or Pasadena (Gold Line) on the Metro trains. There is parking at the 17th and Colorado station, which is also less crowded. See the Hollywood sign and Observatory from the window!