What's Open: How to Enjoy a Safer LA

Los Angeles County public health experts and government officials have declared that leisure travel can resume countywide. 

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Los Angeles County public health experts and government officials have declared that leisure travel can resume countywide. Residents and visitors must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow public health directives. Hotels are reopen with stringent safety protocols and procedures set forth by L.A. Public Health to ensure the health and wellbeing of visitors.

Beaches

Los Angeles County beaches are open for individual or family ocean activities including surfing, swimming and kayaking; active recreation including walking, running and using the bike path; sunbathing and picnicking. Beach volleyball, other organized sports, gatherings or events are prohibited. 

Hiking

From the Batcave to beach views, explore a new trail based on your level of hiking experience.

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Hotels, Lodging and Short-Term Rentals for Tourism and Individual Travel

Hotels can reopen their doors after fully implementing stringent safety protocols and procedures set forth by L.A. Public Health to ensure the health and wellbeing of visitors.

  • Employees, including housekeeping, must wear face coverings and limit touching guests’ belongings.
  • Guests will be screened for symptoms. People experiencing symptoms will not be allowed an overnight stay. Guests who feel sick should not travel or stay in a hotel.
  • Stringent cleaning and laundry protocols will be in place to protect staff and guests.
  • Reusable materials in rooms, such as magazines, menus and local attraction details, will be removed.
  • Rooms should be left vacant 24 to 72 hours after a guest has departed for proper cleaning.
  • In the event of a presumptive case of COVID-19, the guest’s room will be removed from service and quarantined. In the event of a positive case, the room should only be returned to service after undergoing a deep cleaning in accordance with Center for Disease Control guidelines.
  • Property managers, timeshare operators, and other rental unit owners and operators must only rent unoccupied units and cannot rent rooms or spaces within an occupied residence.
  • Saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs will remain closed.
Industry Hills Golf Club Aerial View

Photo: Industry Hills Golf Club

Golf

Learn about 23 of the best 18-hole public golf courses in L.A. County, with signature holes listed in most cases.

Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center

The Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center

 |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums

Museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens operating outdoors are limited to 50% maximum occupancy. Indoor museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums are closed at this time.

Battleship IOWA

Battleship IOWA

Bikes and Hikes LA

Bikes and Hikes LA

Outdoor Tours

Outdoor tour companies are beginning to reopen in compliance with public health guidelines, such as Bike & Hikes LA and Battleship IOWA. Battleship IOWA is now offering “special limited capacity” outdoor fresh-air tours that comply with public health guidelines.

Echo Park Lake at sunset | Instagram by @soundsandcolors

Echo Park Lake at sunset | Instagram by @soundsandcolors

Parks, Day Camps, Campgrounds, RV parks and Outdoor Recreation

Whether you're casually strolling through an urban oasis, playing tennis or getting some exercise on a scenic hike, gorgeous weather and beautiful natural surroundings will be your constant companion. Make sure to check the Department of Recreation and Parks website for regular updates before visiting.

The Front Yard

The Front Yard

Restaurants

L.A. County restaurants are open for takeaway or delivery. On-site dining is temporarily prohibited.

The Strand at Redondo Beach Pier

The Strand at Redondo Beach Pier | Photo: Visit Redondo, Facebook

Running Trails

There are always excellent running trails nearby, from the heart of L.A. to the spectacular coastal views of the beach cities, here are some of the best running paths in Los Angeles.

Shopping

Indoor shopping malls are open with occupancy limited to 20% of capacity. Outdoor retail shopping centers are open for business at 50% capacity. Flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may resume operations. All non-essential retail establishments must close between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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Train approaching Metro C Line (Green) Redondo Beach Station

Metro C Line (Green) Redondo Beach Station | Photo: Walter Cicchetti, Shutterstock.com

Transportation

Anyone traveling through LAX must wear a mask or face covering. Additional LAX traveler details can be found on LAX’s website. For information on Metro bus and rail service, click here.

Photo: GoodForm Salon

Photo: GoodForm Salon

Wellness

Barbershops and hair salons are open with occupancy limited to 20%. Indoor operations at gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited at this time.