The City of Los Angeles spans 468 square miles, and LA County stretches over 4,000 square miles. With so much land and enviable weather, some of the best recreational activities in the country can be enjoyed in LA year round. LA’s 75 miles of coastline include world famous beaches from Malibu to Santa Monica, the South Bay and San Pedro, including activities like skateboarding and surfing. LA’s vast network of hiking trails includes miles of footpaths in Griffith Park and the Santa Monica Mountains, while bicyclists can explore the city’s dedicated paths. You can work on your tan and your short game at one of the county’s 19 golf courses. Skiing and snowboarding are a short drive away, and during the holidays the city’s numerous outdoor ice skating rinks are packed.