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Outdoor Activities

Sunny and 75: the perfect weather for exploring the outdoor parks Los Angeles has to offer. Be sure to take a stroll through these beautiful parks during your stay in the Golden State.

Exposition Park

Includes a 7.5-acre rose garden, with 15,793 rose bushes. The garden was an attraction for the 1932 Olympics. It is currently among the three major public-display rose gardens in Southern California and one of the most important in the state. More information about the park can be found on the website.

Elysian Park

Elysian Park, exemplary of a well maintained big city park, is centrally located on the north end of Los Angeles just minutes away from City Hall and Downtown Los Angeles to the south. All roads around Elysian lead to the World Famous Dodger Stadium, that can be found atop Elysian Park. Bishop Canyon, aka Elysian Fields, is comprised of three baseball fields that can be used by permit only. The park is surrounded by various communities such as the scenic and historic Angelino Heights and architectural gems on Carol Avenue; Chinatown; El Pueblo de Los Angeles/Olvera Street to the east; and the neighborhoods of Echo Park and Silverlake to the west. The scenic grounds and plush in green surroundings have been a hot spot for filming and hub to the entertainment industry for decades.

Griffith Park

With more than 4,210 acres of natural chaparral-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the United States. Griffith Park offers miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, providing visitors an ideal environment for enjoyable recreation activities. There are numerous family attractions and cultural institutions in Griffith Park, including the Autry National Center, The Greek Theatre, the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo and Travel Town.