With Daylight Savings about to grant us an extra hour of sunlight and average temperatures consistently in the high-60s to mid-70s these days, springtime in the Pacific Palisades means more time spent outdoors. Whether that means relaxation or adventure is up to you, but here are a few of our suggestions for embracing this season.
1. Dine Al Fresco at Palisades Village
Spring is the time for outdoor dining in the Pacific Palisades, and Palisades Village sets a beautiful scene. Grab a latte and breakfast burrito from Alfred Coffee & Tea and take a stroll past the gorgeous flower wall or sit down for an open-air meal at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Porta Via Pacific Palisades, or any of the shopping center’s highly rated restaurants.
2. Host a Sunset Happy Hour
Each of our townhomes and residences is equipped with a private veranda, terrace, and/or rooftop terrace for relaxing and entertaining at your leisure. Chill a bottle of wine or prepare some cocktails, invite a few friends over or simply enjoy the time with your significant other, and settle in as you take in the breathtaking ocean sunset (it truly never gets old).
3. Wander Through the Galleries at the Getty Villa
Though the Getty Center in Brentwood may be the more well-known arts center, it actually began right here in The Palisades. Following a 20-year closure and conversion—while the original works were moved to the iconic spot overlooking the 405—the original Getty Villa reopened in 2006. Visits are free but do require a timed ticket (walk-ins are not accepted) to explore the villa grounds and galleries.
4. Go for a Hike at Temescal Canyon
There is certainly no shortage of beautiful views in Pacific Palisades. Although most of the views don’t require a hike, having worked for these particular ocean vistas can instill a renewed appreciation for the coastline on which you reside. Temescal Canyon features a moderate hike—a loop of just over 3 miles—starting from Temescal Gateway Park. Now’s the best time of year for it. While you might work up a sweat, it’ll be a fairly comfortable excursion.
5. Shop Fresh Produce at the Farmers Market
Another reason to visit the Palisades Village is for the Pacific Palisades Certified Farmers Market every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit local vendors for fresh produce, prepared foods, floral bouquets, and other goods & treats.