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The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail or the Culver City Stairs as it's known by locals is a hiking trail that winds its way to the top of the hill, and affords magnificent views of the city. Located right in the city center, this is a medium difficulty hike and takes you through the beautiful natural flora and fauna that's ensconced in the heart of the metropolis. One of the most romantic spots in the Culver, sunset is the best time to visit with your partner. Families can explore the park and enjoy picnics and activities in the outdoors.
An iconic attraction in Hollywood, Universal Studios is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys the thrill and excitement of a theme park. With a slate of ever-changing attractions, the park is a great outing for the whole family and can easily take up an entire day. After the guided tour, you can wander around the park, and get something to eat at one of the numerous restaurants and cafes scattered around its sprawl. Later, take in various shows like Waterworld or the Special Effects show. Some other park attractions that will definitely get your adrenaline pumping include the Revenge of the Mummy Ride, various rides at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and the acclaimed King Kong 360-3D virtual ride.
The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens houses exhibits that can be interacted with by kids or adults. This greenhouse has three distinctive habitats (Lowland Tropical Rain Forest, Cloud Forest and Carnivorous Plant Bog) and a plant lab dedicated to experiments relating to plant parts. This massive glass and steel enclosure has a maximum height of 96 feet (29 meters) at the top of the rotunda, and 43 feet (13 meters) at the wings that lead to the other two habitats.
Sample freshly-produced wines, understand the process of making fine wine or simply buy a few drinks at the Urban Press Winery. Both a winery and a wine bar, the Urban Press Winery is known for its hip ambience with dim lights and a sophisticated crowd. If you are wondering what to order, then know that Urban Press Petit Sirah, Urban Press Merlot and Urban Press Cabernet Sauvignon are just some of their better known drinks that you must absolutely try once you are here. Patrons can also spend their time listening to live music events or looking through their excellent merchandise on sale. Whether you have just begun to appreciate the art of drinking good wine or consider yourself to be a wine connoisseur, a couple of hours at the Urban Press Winery won't let you down.
Set in the Burbank hills, the Wildwood Canyon Park is a lovely park that offers great hiking trails. Start at Havard Avenue and hike along this pathway, including steep paths and picturesque views as you head to peak of the hill for amazing views. Beware, the hike to the top is several miles-long and can be fairly challenging due to the steep pathway, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.