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Things to do in Elysian Park

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Baseball Stadium
“If you like Baseball, Dodger's Stadium has it all - Dodger Dogs, baseball, a great location, good times all around. #goblue”
  • 249 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“One of many excellent taco joints! I recommend the mixed platter - an assortment of mini tacos. Sit on the patio out back.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Park
“Walk around the park. Lot's of open space for picnicking. On a Sunday you might catch a lowrider meet-up. Bring food from Cookbook and wine or beer from Sunset Beer.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Arcade
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“An In-N-Out-style burger in an ‘80s arcade bar One of LA’s best burgers also comes from one of its most unlikely places: the Asian-leaning menu from the Starry Kitchen duo at the video-game-laden gastropub Button Mash. A year was spent researching other burgers to nail this one, which is double-decker a la In-N-Out and smashed to give it crunch; it bashes you with all-American flavor (and also goes great with dan dan noodles).”
  • 68 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Good for breakfast and lively weekend brunch scene. Has beer and wine, mimosas for brunch. Outdoor seating.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Trail
“One of LA's finest parks, for hiking, picnics and BBQs, catch superb views of surrounding LA and Downtown. Not to me missed.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“On the menu are caffeinated classics, as well as specialty creations like the turmeric ginger chai latte.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Very large park with miles of trails through the hills and trees. Lots of views of the city. The LA Dodgers Baseball Stadium is adjacent.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to shop
“One-of-a-kind and handmade goods with a feminist bent. Great selection of gifts and totally unique LA souvenirs, as well as clothing, skin care, publications, art and jewelry.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“There’s a great hiking trail through the park, with view of Downtown from one side and northeast LA from the other.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Route
“Elysian park has a variety of trails and is a quaint park tucked in the neighborhoods of Echo Park. Great for a little exercise or picnic. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Japanese small plates, nicer place, extensive sake selection. Ototo next door is more of a bar and more casual.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Stadium
“Are you a baseball fan or just curious? Walk to a lakers game, it is only 20 minutes away.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“I love Elysian! Enter at MacBeth and Quintero street up the janky little cinderblock staircase. Follow Elysian Park Dr. past Academy, to find picnic spots, hiking, and more!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Parking
“Lovely park with benches & trails, backs up to the police academy. Is a nice place for a picnic, perhaps after china town, which is just south of here. There is convenient parking.”
  • 43 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“One of many excellent taco joints! I recommend the mixed platter - an assortment of mini tacos. Sit on the patio out back.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Arcade
“An In-N-Out-style burger in an ‘80s arcade bar One of LA’s best burgers also comes from one of its most unlikely places: the Asian-leaning menu from the Starry Kitchen duo at the video-game-laden gastropub Button Mash. A year was spent researching other burgers to nail this one, which is double-decker a la In-N-Out and smashed to give it crunch; it bashes you with all-American flavor (and also goes great with dan dan noodles).”
  • 68 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Good for breakfast and lively weekend brunch scene. Has beer and wine, mimosas for brunch. Outdoor seating.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Japanese small plates, nicer place, extensive sake selection. Ototo next door is more of a bar and more casual.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Market
“Walking distance! The food changes daily but we highly recommend the chicken salad sandwich!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place

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