With all of the gorgeous weather in Los Angeles, there’s no need to stay inside.
Spend a day in the California sunshine and enjoy these outdoor activities for less than $15 each.
1. Perry’s Beach Cafe & Rentals
Explore the Santa Monica and Venice beachfront and get some exercise by renting rollerblades or a mountain bike (starting at $10 an hour) from Perry’s Café & Rentals.
2. The Getty Museum
This world class museum is free to visit and features classical art, exciting rotating exhibits, beautiful gardens and one of the best views of Los Angeles.
3. Runyon Canyon Park
Visit Runyon Canyon for a star-studded hike and yoga in the park. Although yoga classes are free, donations are recommended. Classes are held three to four times daily. Celebrity-spotting, no additional charge.
4. Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Catch a movie during the Cinespia screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery during the summer. Don’t forget a picnic, wine and blankets. Tickets are $8 to $15.
5. Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dodger Stadium
Make your way to Dodger Stadium to root for the home team. And you can’t get the full game-day experience without ordering a Dodger Dog, one of LA’s iconic foods. Individual game tickets for Top Deck seating start at just $8.
6. Pacific Park
Cap off a day at the beach by riding the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel, the Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park, on the historic Santa Monica Pier. Take in panoramic views of the Southern California coastline for $5 per ride.
7. Sherman Oaks Castle Park
The whole family will enjoy the fun challenges of miniature golf in the lush surroundings of Sherman Oaks Castle Park. An 18-hole round of mini golf is $6.50 for ages 13 to 64 and $5.50 for children (5-12) and seniors (64+). Children age 4 and younger are admitted free with a paid adult.
8. Grand Park
Stroll through Grand Park on Tuesdays for the weekly farmers market. Vendors offer produce, flowers and prepared foods. No need to leave Fido at home – Grand Park offers complimentary a pet valet in their dog run at Spring Street between First and Temple.
9. Griffith Observatory
Indulge your love of all things astronomical at the Griffith Observatory. Take a hike through Griffith Park, then catch a show for $7 at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.
10. Venice Beach
Get a workout while people-watching at Venice Beach. Afterward, grab some ice cream at Afters on the boardwalk and watch the sunset from the sand.
11. Los Feliz Golf Course
If you’re a novice golfer, the Los Feliz Golf Course is for you. Greens fees are only $7 on the weekend, perfect for those learning the basics. In the 1996 film “Swingers,” Ron Livingston asks Jon Favreau whether he should play Goofy in a scene that was filmed at Los Feliz Golf Course.
12. Descanso Gardens
Get in touch with nature during a stroll through picturesque Descanso Gardens. Admission is $8 for adults, and parking is free.
13. Pershing Square
Outdoor fun isn’t limited to the summer months. During the winter, grab your skates for Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square.
14. Exposition Park
Catch an outdoor movie during Street Food Cinema in Exposition Park. Take your pick from a variety of food trucks, and enjoy music curated by the Viper Room. Tickets are $10.
15. Dockweiler Beach
Warm up on a chilly night with a bonfire at Dockweiler Beach. Although beach admission is free, parking costs between $3 and $10 during the summer.
Where to Stay
Hilton LAX, 5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 is a hotel located just outside of Los Angeles International Airport and is centrally located to downtown, Orange County and only minutes from the beach.
Hilton Checkers, 535 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, is an historic 1920s hotel with a popular rooftop deck and award-winning cuisine at Checkers Restaurant. The hotel is minutes from Grand Central Market, Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad.
The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, features the largest heated pool in Beverly Hills, the Aqua Star Pool. Dine at the pool, the Lobby Lounge or at Circa 55. Tour the area via the hotel’s complimentary house car.
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, 55 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, offers a complimentary shuttle to nearby Universal Studios Hollywood. Enjoy the large outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Café Sierra serves Chinese, Continental and Californian cuisine.
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