Buckle up, you’re in for a ride. On “Sunset Boulevard,” the first episode from One Coast’s new eight-part film series The Golden Life, Sales Manager Carrie McNary takes viewers for a spin along the world-famous, sun-drenched Sunset Boulevard and explores the iconic destinations awaiting just up the street from One Coast.
Perfectly positioned on the bluffs of Pacific Palisades, One Coast is perched high above two iconic avenues: Sunset Boulevard and the Pacific Coast Highway. The coveted locale allows residents to whisk off to Southern California’s most sought-after destinations with ease and on a whim — whether it be Santa Monica just minutes to the south or Malibu to the north. On this episode, viewers enjoy an exclusive tour along Sunset Boulevard with Carrie. Explore each destination featured in the episode, below.
As Carrie pulls out from One Coast’s 24-hour live guarded, gated entrance, she points out that Los Liones, one of LA’s most popular trails that runs through the Santa Monica Mountains, awaits just up the street. The trail meanders lush canyons abundant with wildflowers and leads to gorgeous ocean views atop Parker Mesa Outlook. Los Liones’ 7.3 miles of moderately difficult trail traverses through the best natural beauty of what the Topanga State Park has to offer — and it’s all mere steps from your front door at One Coast.
Next, Carrie drives past the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine — founded by Indian monk, guru and yogi Paramahansa Yogananda. This architecturally stunning building awaits one minute from One Coast, and can even be viewed from select homes’ rooftop terraces. The 10-acre site was formerly a movie set and today offers a serene lakeside Meditation Garden with shrines and waterfalls, a hilltop Temple with weekly meditations, a retreat for silent renewal and an ashram for monks.
Temescal Gateway Park
The car tour continues on to Temescal Gateway Park, a lush escape in the Santa Monica Mountains. The expansive park encompasses 141 acres of oak and sycamore canyons, ridgetop views and access to miles of hiking trails. Here, residents can easily escape to nature and spend hours exploring.
Continuing along Sunset Boulevard, Carrie arrives upon the charming Palisades Village, a gorgeous outdoor shopping and dining destination developed by Rick Caruso. Set in the heart of the Palisades, the contemporary center offers over 30 highly curated stylish boutiques and specialty shops as well as a host of cafes, sweet shops and top-rated restaurants, from Blue Ribbon Sushi to Porta Via Palisades. Palisades Village is also home to Erewhon, a fine market where visitors can stock up on organic produce, an indulgent hot food bar, fresh baked goods and the latest, highest quality health foods.
Riviera Country Club
Next, Carrie points out the famed Riviera Country Club. Ranked among the top 50 golf courses in the world, and in the top 25 courses in the United States, The Riviera Country Club has played host to the US Open, PGA Championship, US Amateur, US Senior Open, NCAA Championships and is scheduled to host the upcoming 2028 Olympic games in LA.
Will Rogers State Park
Carrie’s final destination is the beautiful Will Rogers State Park. Nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, this 186-acre state park offers the horse-lovers paradise featuring horse stables, a polo field and a riding ring. Complete with a host of trails that feed into other state park systems, Will Rogers State Park also offers the perfect setting to hike or picnic amidst nature.