In the early 1900s, Pacific Palisades was home to a film studio named Inceville, where Thomas Ince filmed Westerns. About a decade later, the town was founded as a Methodist commune. Located between Santa Monica and Topanga Canyon, the landscape is dramatic and mountainous, overlooking the Pacific. This is one of the most privileged positions of Los Angeles, featuring multi-million dollar homes. In a small village off the Pacific Coast Highway, a few quaint restaurants are tucked away between the sea and the hills. There are trailheads off of Temescal Canyon Road that lead to challenging hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains.
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Getting Around Los Angeles
The best way to get around Los Angeles is by car. There is an excellent public transportation system available as an alternative, but generally L.A. is best covered by car. No one walks in L.A., except on the beach.
Nearby Airports
  • Los Angeles International Airport-LAX
  • Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) LA/Ontario International Airport-ONT
  • John Wayne Airport-SNA
Airport Taxis
  • $60 LAX to Downtown
Things to Do and See Near Pacific Palisades