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Best parks in Los Angeles

Park
“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
1025 locals recommend
Park
“Big park with great trails ranging in difficulties. Very family friendly. Greek theater nearby.”
355 locals recommend
Museum
“Tar pits!! So cool and definitely something to see. West of downtown Los Angeles.”
310 locals recommend
Lake
“Great jogging/sight seeing area if you would like to just walk around to feel the neighborhood. During fall the water lilies bloom and it's very pretty. Beware of homeless people because they will be tenting out and the smell might bother you (Welcome to Los Angeles.) But it's a cute little park with so many other shops to stop by!”
305 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Hiking trail right outside our door leading to sweeping sunset views over the city. ”
174 locals recommend
Park
“Great park especially in the summer for kids. They have an outdoor splash pad that's open 24 hours a day. Cool views of historic downtown buildings, too. ”
107 locals recommend
Park
“There is a parking fee about $6 on weekends though free parking Monday-Friday. Easy to moderate hiking trails. Playgrounds, ponds, ducks, geese, and exercise equipment (top of the park). Excellent views of DTLA and the LA Basin. There is parking near the entrance and on top of the hill. ”
124 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Topanga State Park is a California state park located in the Santa Monica Mountains, within Los Angeles County, California. It is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The park is located adjacent to the community of Topanga, within the City of Los Angeles. Covering 11,000 acres (45 km²), with thirty-six miles of trails and unimproved roads, the park's boundaries stretch from Topanga Canyon to Pacific Palisades and Mullholland Drive. There are more than 60 trail entrances. Topanga State Park is not only the largest park in the Santa Monica Mountains, but it's also considered to be the largest park located in the limits of a city. Enjoy ocean views from chaparral-covered ridges or relax in shaded oak groves.”
103 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Picturesque botanic gardens and oak forests showcasing native plants, water features and a casual cafe”
76 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome view of Downtown Los Angeles and the Dodgers’ Stadium. Park also includes picnic tables, bbq stations, and a swing that overlooks the Interstate-5 Highway.”
74 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Arts District is a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles, California in the United States. The city community planning boundaries are Alameda Street on the west which blends into Little Tokyo, First Street on the north, the Los Angeles River to the east, and Violet Street on the south.”
92 locals recommend
Park
“The vortex of great hiking near Venice, there are tons of good options from light hikes to difficult long day hikes. Close to Malibu and other great towns, easy to make a day of the whole area. Check out the Reel Inn near Malibu for dinner.”
95 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“In what is now the town of Pacific Palisades, Rogers built his ranch, where he lived with his wife Betty and their three children, Will Jr., Mary and James. The 31-room ranch house, which includes 11 baths and seven fireplaces, is surrounded by a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, golf course, polo field—and riding and hiking trails that give visitors views of the ranch and the surrounding countryside—186 acres (757,000 m²). Beyond the ranch and the stables are the trails that lead to views of the countryside around the park. Since Will Rogers State Historic Park is on the tip of the Santa Monica Mountains, the trails have vistas of both the sea and the mountains. Visitors can hike to Inspiration Point, take the Rogers trail around the perimeter of the park or continue on into Topanga State Park via the Backbone Trail System.”
92 locals recommend
Park
“Pro-tip: For one of the best sunsets in Hollywood, this is your spot. Take a tour of famous Hollyhock House - open certain days of the week - the original house on this property built by Frank Lloyd Wright for heiress Alice Barnsdall and her young daughter), or just bring a picnic and a cold one to catch the sunset on the grassy hill overlooking the city. For breezy, casual afternoon, this spot is perfect for everyone. All are welcome, always free.”
108 locals recommend
Park
“A nice brisk walk that has moments of moderate challenges but for most part is just a great trial to see the San Fernando valley from up above, as well as stroll thru the star studded neighborhood and see all the beautiful homes of some your favorite stars.”
73 locals recommend
Park
“Pan Pacific Park is the largest park closest to A Fine Residence. It is approximately 3/4 of a mile or a 15 minute walk. This park is not fenced so dog owners will need to bring a leash. It is across the street from The Grove and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust designed by Belzberg Architects. ”
94 locals recommend