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Top Outdoor Things To Do in LA

After months stuck inside, we are excited to see that some of our favorite outdoor activities and institutions have reopened safely. We’ve rounded up a few of our top activities to do outdoors around the city. Enjoy!

Photo by Tim Street-Porter

Explore LA’s Historic Homes

FORT: LA (Friends of Residential Treasures: Los Angeles) aims to celebrate, study, preserve and increase access to the historically and architecturally significant homes of Los Angeles. Part of the programming includes themed trails, released monthly, leading explorers to historic homes across the city. Trails include “Tim’s Twentieth Century”, curated by internationally recognized photographer Tim Street-Porter, features famed homes like La Miniatura by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames, “1920s Nights” and “Postwar Japanese American Architects”. Best of all the guides are free! Pick a trail here.
Photo courtesy of Aquarium of the Pacific

Get Up Close & Personal with Creatures from the Deep

Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific has reopened its outdoor exhibits. You can wander through the Harbor Terrace featuring the Moon Jelly Touch Lab and archerfish and mudskipper exhibits), Shark Lagoon (with over 150 sharks and touch pools), June Keyes Penguin Habitat and much more. Advanced tickets are required and start at $15, reserve yours here.

Photo by Sandi Hemmerlein

Bird-Watching at LA River

If you’re looking for a nature fix, the LA River Recreation Zones at Elysian Valley and Sepulveda Basin are open until the end of September. While there is no kayaking or in-water activities, you can bird-watch, fish and walk along the river banks. Take the family along and see if you can spot birds like the Great Blue Heron, osprey and snowy egrets. For more info, click here

 
 Photo by AP

Catch a Movie

Enjoy the big screen movie experience in a socially distanced and budget friendly way at the Paramount Drive-In. You can catch the latest releases like Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” from $10 for an adult ticket. Tickets are sold at the entrance, on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure to arrive early to secure your spot.

Photo courtesy of Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens


The Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge is one of our favorite spots in the city and from now through the end of September, take a walk through an immersive sound installation created by composer Pete Wyer. “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” is inspired by the oaks in the gardens and was written specifically for Descanso. Played on 72 speakers throughout the Camellia and Oak forests, the piece invites guests to wander, listen, and enjoy the garden in a new way. Read more here.

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