One of the nation's largest urban parks. Attractions include golf courses, Travel Town, pony and train rides, bridle and hiking trails.
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.
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Runyon Canyon is a 160-acre park located on the eastern end of the Santa Monica Montains. Choose from one of the three hiking routes, Fuller Gate—Runyon Canyon Road (easy), the Star Trail (medium), or the Hero Trail (difficult) for priceless views of the Hollywood sign, the Sunset Strip and the LA Basin. Note: Runyon Canyon will be temporarily closed April to July 2016 for pipe repair work.
Whether you're casually strolling through an urban oasis or getting some exercise on a scenic hike in L.A., gorgeous weather and beautiful surroundings will be your constant companion.
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