I always love visiting Palisades Park in Santa Monica. It stretches for 1.6 miles along Ocean Ave, and the whole stretch is charming. A lot of people go there to job, walk, picnic, or even work out. When you walk you'll see many people lounging with friends and family and a bottle of wine on the grass. I like to go and walk while the sun is setting or sit in the pretty rose garden which is in full bloom now. It's also dog friendly and you'll see tons of dogs happily walking around with their owners. There's also some picnic tables at the North end, bathrooms in the middle, and a staircase connecting you to a bridge to the beach. Parking can be tough along Ocean Ave, but you can always find a spot in the neighborhoods there.