You may be familiar with Griffith Park for its role in hosting the Hollywood sign, but you might not know the park is one of the best places for outdoor activities in central L.A. There are sports fields, hiking trails and cycling trails. Bird watchers may enjoy the large sanctuary in this, the largest metropolitan park in the country. On top of these many outdoor attractions, the park also provides a home to the symphonies in the park, the Los Angeles Zoo and the Griffith Observatory. Whatever your interests, there's sure to be some part of the park to suit you.
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 913 4688
The beaches of Los Angeles are some of the most famous in the world. Perhaps one of the best ways to explore these stunning beaches is by traveling down the coast on your bike. Feel free to enjoy the natural beach sights and the sunning beach bodies while cruising down the boardwalk between Marina Del Rey and Manhattan Beach, one of the best beach rides around.
If you didn't bring your cycle with your, not to worry; Daniel's Bicycle Rentals is right at the stop of this fun beach ride and the shop offers affordable rates on its variety of cycle models.
L.A. Beach Bike Path
62nd At Pacific Avenue To The Strand At Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Daniel's Bicycle Rentals & Sales
13737 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
The Angeles Forest
The high mountain peaks and low desert valleys ensure the Angeles National Forest has something to entertain any outdoor enthusiast. In the summer, guests enjoy camping, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing and fishing. In the winter, sledding and cross country skiing on the high, cedar-lined mountains provide unexpected winter activities in an area most consider to be sunny all year long.
Angeles National Forest
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Article Written By Jill Harness
Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.