Attractions

Park in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Griffith Park

A gift to the city in 1896 by mining mogul Griffith J Griffith, and five times the size of New York’s Central Park, Griffith Park is one of the country’s largest urban green spaces. It contains a major outdoor theat…
Nature Reserve in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Ballona Wetlands

These last remaining wetlands in LA County are home to at least 200 migrating and resident bird species, including the great blue heron. Their habitat, however, has shrunk significantly since Playa Vista, a much-deb…
Park in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Echo Park Lake

Surrounded by shingled craftsmen homes that rise with the steep streets and looming hills to the north, and blessed with keyhole Downtown views to the south, this fountain lake park is patronized by cool rockers, la…
Park in Long Beach & San Pedro

Point Fermin Park & Around

Locals come to this grassy community park on the bluffs to jog, picnic, watch wind- and kitesurfers, cool off in the shade of spreading magnolias, gaze at the silhouette of Catalina Island, wonder at never-ending wa…
Park in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Legacy Park

On gently rolling hills across from Malibu City Hall and next to the Malibu Country Mart, this 15-acre park is a microcosm of six SoCal landscapes all in one place: coastal prairies, vernal pools, woodlands, coastal…
Nature Reserve in Long Beach & San Pedro

White Point Nature Preserve

A former Nike missile site has gone back to nature in this 102-acre preserve of coastal sage-scrub habitat. Hiking trails run from from 0.8 miles to a 7-mile loop, and there are monthly children's programs, guided n…
Forest in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Angeles National Forest

The San Gabriel mountain range that hems in the northern edge of Pasadena and all of urban LA, is part of the Angeles Crest. Its creeks, canyons and campgrounds provide quick city getaways year-round. It’s particula…
Park in Santa Monica

Tongva Park

This meticulously designed green space connects Ocean Ave to the Santa Monica Civic Center area. Well-lit and maintained, there are palms and agave groves, kinetic sculptures, cascading fountains, amphitheater seati…
Park in Santa Monica

Palisades Park

Perhaps it’s appropriate that Route 66, America’s most romanticized byway, ends at this gorgeous cliffside park perched dramatically on the edge of the continent. Stretching 1.5 miles north from the pier, this palm-…
Park in Westlake & Koreatown

MacArthur Park

The centerpiece of MacArthur Park is its 14ft-deep lake. Originally a swamp, the lake reached 6th St before the extension of Wilshire Blvd sliced right through it in the 1930s, leading to the draining of its norther…