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!
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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.
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
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.
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.