Best Parks in L.A.

August 17, 2018
best parks in la

When you visit la with kids, it doesn’t mean you and your family can’t have a good time. In fact, it’s just the opposite! There are so many family friendly activities to enjoy you’d think LA was created with kids in mind. When looking for fun activities, sometimes heading outdoors is a great place to start. Check out some of these best parks in L.A.

Runyon Canyon is a popular hiking trail located in the Santa Monica Mountains. This short hike is 3 miles round trip and has an elevation gain of 675 feet. Since the hike is relatively short, and does not experience major elevation changes, it can be great for the whole family. Along the way you’ll see excellent views of L.A. An added plus is that this trail is a popular destination for celebrities as well!

If you are looking for more of a relaxed park experience, check out Echo Park located close to Los Angeles. In fact, the park features an excellent backdrop of the Downtown skyline just beyond the park. The park also features a lake that has been around since 1860. While it was once used as a drinking water reservoir, it’s now open to pedal boats or simply walking along the path. Don’t forget to stop for breakfast at Beacon, located at the park’s boathouse. Pedal boat rentals start at just $5. The park is located at 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles.

Take some time to honor the past by visiting the Korean Bell of Friendship. In 1976, the massive and intricately decorated bell was gifted to the people of LA by the people of the Republic of Korea. The bell was given in order to celebrate the bicentennial of the U.S. independence, honor veterans of the Korean War, and to consolidate the traditional friendship between the U.S. and Korea. The bell is designed after the bronze bell of King Seongdeok, which was created in 771 A.D. You’ll find the bell at Angels Gate Park located at 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA.

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