Pacific Palisades

Manicured estates stare into the blue depths of the Pacific in this enchanting cliffside neighbourhood.

Know your grocer by name and invite your children’s orthodontist over for elegant dinners in Pacific Palisades, a far-west LA neighbourhood that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Multi-million dollar mansions perch along this sophisticated neighborhood’s cliff faces as its hiking trails cascade into the sea below. Getting to Pacific Palisades’ high-class boutiques and high-art museums is difficult without your own automobile, but you’ll be so enchanted by its lush terrain and first-class ambiance that you won’t notice its distance from Downtown.

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On the Map

Pacific Palisades is bordered by Santa Monica and Brentwood

LAX Airport: 25 minutes by car or 1 hour & 10 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 10 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 30 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 15 minutes by car
The Grove: 25 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

High Class Living In the Cliffs Above the Sea

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Pacific Palisades' charm stretches from its small-town centre to its modern California mansions.

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Known as the neighbourhood "where the mountains meet the sea," Pacific Palisades enchants its citizens with its green landscapes and blue waters.

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Getting to its manicured lawns and boutique cafes from the core of LA can be difficult without a car, but once you're here the neighbourhood is invitingly walkable and beguilingly bikeable.

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The neighbourhood supports a high-end, boutique culture.

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Organic products and locally-sourced purveyors are popular amongst Pacific Palisades' citizens.

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Exclusive Taste In a Holiday Destination

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In Pacific Palisades, centrepieces set the stage for high-end labels.

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From upscale shopping to contemporary dining, Pacific Palisades serves you well.

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Tourist Attractions In Pacific Palisades

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Nothing complements high-end shopping like high art. The original Getty Museum overlooks the ocean in Pacific Palisades.

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Looming high in the hills in northern Pacific Palisades, The Getty Villa showcases major works of art from ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

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It's open every day but Tuesday.

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Pacific Palisades features more than high art high in the hills.

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Will Rogers’ former ranch became a state park in 1944. His home opens for tours every weekend.

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The ranch is still in operation.

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Following in a ranchers' footsteps, equestrian pursuits are popular in Pacific Palisades.

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Watch a polo match or take a riding lesson.

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Giddy up.

Putting the Pacific In Pacific Palisades

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North of Santa Monica's bustling beaches and pier side attractions, Pacific Palisades affords quieter ocean vistas.

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The same bike path that skirts the sand along Hermosa and Manhattan Beaches, The Strand, stretches to the far reaches of Pacific Palisades.

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Open sky. Open sea.

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Open sand.

A Familial Feel In Pacific Palisades

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The neighbourhood's abundant green spaces, park benches, and playgrounds provide its citizens with plenty of space to play, relax, and read.

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A wholesome attitude permeates Pacific Palisades.

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The neighbourhood's white-picket-fence aesthetic lends it a nostalgic serenity.

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Its kindliness ensures that generations prefer to mature here.

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You're making us blush.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rob Kalmbach

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Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."

Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighbourhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.