Outdoor Activity / Park
Reviewed by Heather P.
"A day at Malibu Creek State Park is going to be filled with activity, gorgeous views, and plenty of nature. I personally went to Malibu Creek for a ..." more
1925 Las Virgenes Road
Agoura, CA 91376
Concert / Outdoor Event
The Twilight Concert Series has been a fixture on the Santa Monica Pier since 1983. The incomparable setting ... moreSanta Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, 90401
Beach / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review A nearly seamless continuation of the famed Venice Beach to the south, Santa Monica Beach offers a bevy of waterfront fun to suit almost any visitor’s tastes, from intense recreation to avid shopping to burning away the day on 245 acres of sand. The hundred-year-old Santa Monica Pier marks the beach’s southern edge, where ... more
Bordered by the Santa Monica Pier to the south and Will Rogers State Beach to the north
Santa Monica, CA 90291
Concert / Outdoor Event
Jazz lovers enjoy outdoor performances at the annual Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. Held every Sunday ... moreStewart Street Park (Santa Monica, CA) Santa Monica, CA 90404
Park / Outdoor Activity
Reviewed by Ellie D.
" My Take: Many people are unaware that the South Bay offers just as many cool hiking spots as that of the Hollywood Hills (Runyon, Observatory, Hollyw ..." more
Cloyden and Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Since 2009, BuskerFest in Long Beach, CA, has brought local bands together every August for a contest to see which musical act outshines all others. Past BuskerFest performers include Sawtooth, Bobby Blunders, Brown & ... moreEast Village Arts District (Long Beach, CA)
Long Beach, CA 90802
Party Earth Review Bookended by the Beverly Center to the west and The Grove to the east – two of LA’s most popular malls – Third Street offers one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, and bars that are a welcome respite from the typical corporate chain stores. Although this mile-long stretch is less snooty than Rodeo ... more
West Third Street (between La Cienega Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Expo / Outdoor Event / Parade
Every September in Dana Point, CA the sights, sounds, and smells of working vessels with masts well over 100 ... moreDana Point Harbor (Dana Point, CA) 34598 Casitas Place
Every September, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon invites 5,500 participants to compete and help raise money for ... moreZuma Beach
30050 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Party Earth Review Once the center of LA’s underground and counterculture scene, Melrose Avenue may have lost a bit of its edge in recent years, but it’s still a vibrant destination for an oddly mixed, hyper-eclectic crowd. Although the brightly-painted head shops, thrift shops, sex shops, comic book stores, and tattoo parlors still thrive ... more
Melrose Avenue between Fairfax Avenue and La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Seeing as it is bursting with sunshine and overflowing with beaches and expansive parks, it’s hardly a surprise that there are so many outdoor activities in Los Angeles.
Spending time outdoors in LA is a must – if only to calm your soul from all the traffic – but it’s also easy, not just because of the weather but also because there are so many great outdoor activities in LA to partake in. Whether it’s a thigh-busting hike through the famous expanses of Griffith Park or celebrity-filled Runyon Canyon, running, biking, and rock climbing in the Santa Monica Mountains, or a tourist-filled stroll down Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles begs its visitors to come out and stay out all day and long into the night.
Much like a walk down Hollywood Boulevard, a stroll along the chaos of the Venice Boardwalk is a must for any new visitor or longtime resident, and the same could certainly be said of shopping (or maybe just ogling the storefronts) along the glitzy sidewalks of Rodeo Drive. After getting even more shopping in down the hip blocks of Melrose Avenue, it’s time to explore the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, which packs in a massive collection of high-end boutiques, glitzy eateries, swanky hotels, hopping bars, pulsing live music venues, velvet-rope clubs, and plenty of chances to spy a celebrity at practically any hour.
When the next morning rolls around, you can head on down to the Grove outdoor shopping center and Farmers Market, or bop on over to nearby Third Street for one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, and bars that are a welcome respite from the typical corporate chain stores. Still not done? Abbott Kinney in Venice and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica make for fabulous shopping, dining, drinking, and people-watching, and First Fridays along Abbott Kinney is an awesome Los Angeles outdoor event when neighborhood merchants feature their best wares, special gifts, new products, and live music, complete with lots of food and drink…..whew!