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Built for the 1932 Olympic games, Exposition Park is now a venue for many sports and cultural events. Originally known as "Agricultural Park," it houses a sports arena, coliseum, museum, science center, rose garden, a swimming stadium and expo center. The park is bustling with activities throughout the year with events like Annual Bug Fair and Science Camp. The Rose Garden can be hired for special events and the Coliseum hosts popular sports events. Exposition Park also plays host to the L.A. Food Fest, a culinary extravaganza attracting food lovers from far and beyond.
Occupant 1 704 hectares à l’extrémité Est des monts Santa Monica, le Griffith Park est surnommé « le Central Park de Los Angeles », bien que son étendue verdoyante dépasse sa contrepartie de la côte Ouest à la fois en termes de taille et de charme sauvage. Ce parc municipal est l’un des plus grands espaces verts urbains d’Amérique du Nord, affaissé sur un paysage onduleux enveloppé de bois de chênes et de noyers, de buissons de sauge côtière, d’espaces paysagers et de profondes gorges luxuriantes. C’est l’endroit idéal pour pratiquer des activités en plein air telles que la randonnée, l’équitation et le tennis, ou encore de visiter des attractions populaires comme l’observatoire Griffith, le zoo de Los Angeles Zoo, le Greek Theater et l’emblématique panneau Hollywood. Mêlant de magnifiques jardins paysagers et des zones sauvages, le Griffith Park est l’aire de loisirs la plus populaire et spectaculaire de Los Angeles.
160 acres (65 hectares) of unspoiled nature can be seen at the east point of the Santa Monica mountains at the Runyon Canyon Park. This pet friendly park has two southern entrances and a northern entrance at Mulholland Drive. Go for a hike or head to the play area where your kids can play. Keep your camera ready as celebrities are known to unwind here as well.
The Huntington, the former home of a railroad tycoon, is many things—an extensive library filled with rare books, a large art collection containing numerous European prints and paintings, botanical gardens of almost unmatched splendor and a forum for regular lectures and other activities. You will also find a fine bookstore, cafe and tea room on the grounds. Come and wander through the 150 acres of colorful gardens, lily ponds and beautiful sculptures. The rare books and manuscripts in the library include some of the earliest editions of Shakespeare's works, a copy of the Gutenberg Bible on vellum and the Ellesmere manuscript of one or more of Chaucer's greatest works. Please note reservations are required in order to visit and prices vary depending on the day of the week.
The largest home ever built in Beverly Hills is the Greystone Mansion, a 55-room English Tudor Mansion constructed by Edward L. Doheny in 1928. A gift to his son, it was built for more than USD 50 million and includes a huge garden. The grounds have been used as a public park, and the home itself for varying purposes, most recently for the activities of the American Film Institute. The interior of the mansion is closed to the public, but the exterior and surrounding park is completely open for visitors.
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden makes for a great place to visit with your family. You'll find a variety of ornamental plants and flowers. Peacocks and more than 200 species of birds can also be observed. Every third Sunday of the month, the grounds are open to families for a picnic. The garden also offers Plants in Our World and Early California History tours to groups of school children.
From fun outdoor activities to historic architecture, Will Rogers State Historical Park has it all. In 1944, actor Will Rogers' family donated his 31 room house and the 186-acre surrounding grounds so that it could become a state historic park. Take a tour of the ranch, watch a polo game, go on a horseback ride, or take a two mile scenic hike. This is a rare chance to see how a star of the Silver Screen lived.
This spacious park is known for its sprawling lake tucked away in the San Fernando Valley. Jog or walk along the lakeside as you watch the graceful swans and ducks glide through the water or enjoy a leisurely picnic beneath the Japanese Cherry Blossom trees. A children's playground will keep the little ones entertained while dogs run around on the grassy area. Barbecues, picnic tables and shady areas make this park a family-friendly locale.