3 Days of LA's Great Outdoors

Overview

We like to be outside. The cobalt blue skies, the waving palm trees, the salty ocean. Angelenos have some of the best weather and scenery in the U.S. Why waste it? Here's a three-day itinerary for those who like to be out in it  - whether you're an athlete, a foodie, or just like a little fresh air, we've got a plan for that. Start here.


Day 1

Let's hit it. Wake up to a bright morning with a strong coffee or a fresh juice and explore a side of Hollywood that's usually in the backdrop: nature! (Breakfast burrito, it's a thing.) Wind down and head West to WeHo for a rooftop sunset and a cocktail. Dinner alfresco and even a movie outdoors.


Carnitas Omelette at Alcove Cafe in Los Feliz
Alcove Cafe

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast on the patio.

Bikes and Hikes LA
Bikes and Hikes LA

Hike or bike Griffith Park with a guide.

Pink bench hidden inside Amir's Garden in Griffith Park
Amir’s Garden & Ferndell Nature Museum

Keep exploring Griffith Park and you'll find these gems.

Huntington Library Chinese Garden Pavilion Bridge
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Spend the day strolling over a dozen beautiful gardens.

E.P. & L.P.
E.P. & L.P.

Rooftop cocktails with the sunset, please.

Rooftop Cinema Club
Rooftop Cinema Club

Enjoy the night air with a film and some popcorn.

Day 2

Aw, yeah. Pack it up and head to the beach for a day of sun, sand and sushi. Paddle out and pay homage to L.A.'s natural beauty. Stay for the sunset. Now you're here.


Beachside Restaurant & Bar
Beachside Restaurant & Bar

Who says you can't have carrot cake for breakfast?

Pro SUP Shop
Pro SUP Shop

Paddleboard yoga, anyone?

Malibu Farm Pier Café
Malibu Farm Pier Café

Lobster burritos? Spaghetti squash lasagna? It's on.

Malibu - Surfrider Beach
Malibu - Surfrider Beach

Perfect swells for surfing. Picnic or fish on the pier.

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple
Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple

Find peace, hidden away off Pacific Coast Highway.

El Matador State Beach
El Matador State Beach

L.A.'s most romantic sunset.

Mastro's Ocean Club - Malibu
Mastro's Ocean Club - Malibu

Classic steakhouse by the sea.

Day 3

Westside wandering. No schedules, no meetings - phone on for photo ops only. Shop, hike, snack in the Valley and wind it all down poolside in Hollywood. Vacation accomplished.


Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve

Take a hike away from the crowds.

Westfield Topanga & The Village
Westfield Topanga & The Village

Open air shopping and events like yoga and cooking demos.

View from the saddle at Sunset Ranch Hollywood   |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa
Sunset Ranch Hollywood

City views and the Hollywood Sign on horseback FTW!

Pints at The Morrison pub in Atwater Village
The Morrison

Cool off on the patio with Happy Hour from noon to 6pm.

Little Dom's
Little Dom's

Local fave known for Italian American fare and celebs.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Tower and Tropicana Pool
The Hollywood Roosevelt

Low key nightlife, poolside drinks before bed.