Los Angeles is one of the top tourism destinations in the world, with the celebrity of Hollywood, the glamour of Beverly Hills and the simple beauty of Southern California beaches drawing tourists from near and far. Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people’s travel experiences since health and safety become the top priority. Although many traditional tourism activities aren’t available anymore, there remain many outdoor activities to appreciate the wonders of Los Angeles.
Surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles has no shortage of hiking trails. Local favorites include Temescal Canyon and Los Leones, located a short drive up PCH. In addition, Griffith Park is home to many hiking trails that offer picture-worthy views of the Hollywood sign. For more adventurous hikers, Mt. Baldy Trail is a breath-taking path to the highest point in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Picnics are a delicious and beautiful activity to spend time with loved ones, enjoy tasty foods and feel the sunshine on your face. Hence, pick up food from a local business or pack a small basket of cheese, fruit and sandwiches. With a speaker, a blanket and your favorite pair of sunglasses in tow, create a memorable afternoon in one of the many Los Angeles parks. Find a list here.
Beach days are all-year activities in Los Angeles. Even in the winter months, Los Angeles weather is fairly moderate and offers the perfect opportunity for a breath of fresh air. Therefore, if in search of a mobile exploration, bring or rent a bike and meander along the beachside promenade tracing Pacific Coast Highway. Find a beach to visit here.
Marina Del Ray is offering opportunities to rent or charter watercraft for the day, ranging from small paddle boards and kayaks to Duffy boats, sailboats and even yachts. Therefore, gather your pod and spend the day soaking up the Southern California sun and looking out for dolphins. Explore Fisherman’s Village and experience the delicious flavors of local restaurants, including Beachside, known for their excellent happy hour.
Drive-in movie theaters are being revived with the closure of traditional movie theaters following the COVID-19 pandemic. Bring the classic movie snacks, sit back in the comfort of your vehicle and enjoy the show. There are theaters throughout the L.A. area, including We Drive-Ins in downtown Santa Monica, the Roadium in South Bay, Vineland Drive-In Cinema in Industry, and Paramount Drive-In Theaters in Paramount.