2960 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068
GRIFFITH PARK. Located in the southwest corner of Griffith Park. When
visiting the caves at Griffith Park you'll probably feel as if you've been
here before. These caves have been Batman's hideaway, the last stand for
many a gunslinger in Bonanza and Gunsmoke and the moon's surface for sci-fi
favorites including Star Trek. Take the east side of the road up through the
white gate (trail sign 49) and travel a quarter mile to the gate.
1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 · 818-949-4200
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE. This is truly a nature lovers retreat. The heart of
the gardens is the thirty-acre California live oak forest which is home to
many lovely varieties of camellia. The five-acre International Rosarium is a
magnificent themed display of roses from around the world. In addition to
outdoor attractions, indoor exhibits offer a great deal to explore as well.
The Hospitality House contains a great art gallery with changing monthly
Exposition Blvd at Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90007
EXPOSITION PARK. Originally a farmers market, Exposition Park today is the
home of several cultural and recreational centers, as well as a lovely 7½
acre rose garden. Among the attractions here are the Natural History Museum,
the California African-American Museum, the LA Swimming Stadium, the LA
Memorial Coliseum, and the California Science Center. Admission is free to
the park and rose garden, however, parking can sometimes be a challenge, and
will cost you $5-10.
Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
10899 Wilshire Blvd, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 · 310-443-7000
WESTWOOD. Deep into the northern campus of UCLA is one of the best
collections of sculpture in the country. Over 70 works by well-known artists
such as Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Rodin, Matisse, and Zuniga span across five
acres dedicated to outdoor art. Maintained by the University's Hammer
Museum, the collection grows each year. A quiet oasis, the garden is open
year round and is a lovely place for a leisurely stroll.
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 · 323-913-4688
GRIFFITH PARK. Situated on over 4100 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains,
Griffith Park is home to a number of museums and other attractions. In
addition to hiking trails and bridle paths, visitors can enjoy pony rides,
miniature railroad rides, and bike rentals. Located within the park are the
LA Zoo, a Merry-go-Round, Equestrian Center, Travel Town Museum, Greek
Theater, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, and Griffith Observatory,
which has been a popular destination for decades.
James Irvine Garden
244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 · 213-628-2725
LITTLE TOKYO. Designed by architect Takeo Uesugi, this 8500 square foot
garden is done in the traditional Japanese style. Located close to the
Japanese American Cultural Community Center. The waterfall and bamboo set
among wandering paths will sooth any traveler's soul.
Lake Hollywood Reservoir
Lake Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068 · 323-463-0830
GRIFFITH PARK. Built in 1924 by the Metropolitan Water District, Lake
Hollywood is the most secluded body of water in the area. Designed and
constructed by William Mulholland, who also designed the aqueducts that
provide LA with most of its drinking water. Many come here to relax on the
lavishly landscaped grounds. This is a very popular area to walk and jog
among the locals.
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
777 Tiverton Ave, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 · 310-206-6707
WESTWOOD. South of the UCLA campus is one of the most extensive botanical
collections in the United States. More than 5000 tropical and subtropical
plants flourish across seven acres. Visitors are welcome to stroll though
the gardens and also learn about the remarkable life of Mildred Mathias, one
of the country's top botanical taxonomists.
Santa Monica Beach - Santa Monica, CA
Skip the sunbathing--bike trails, coasters and nearby shopping make for the
ultimate beach outing.
Venice Beach - Pacific Coast Hwy, Venice, CA
L.A.'s funkiest beach offers silly characters, serious surfers and
surprisingly clean water.
Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Malibu, CA
Sun lovers, celebrities and a sandy beach--it's the L.A. experience
Manhattan Beach - Manhattan Beach, CA
A sun-kissed mecca of physical exertion for the young, hip and sweaty.
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