A Picnic Overlooking Los Angeles

Vista Hermosa Park - Search Nearby - Added by Tiffany Nguyen

Perfect spot for a picnic in the grassy open fields with an awesome view of the Los Angeles skyline. A well-kept oasis on the border of Downtown LARarely gets crowded so you might be lucky and have the whole view to yourself.

Vista Hermosa Natural Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Located in the western gateway to Downtown Los Angeles, it’s very easy to drive by this hidden gem if you’re not looking for it. This park is the perfect mix of urban and nature with tons to do and plenty of room to spread out.

With numerous features including picnic areas, a nature themed playground, short walking trails, streams and meadows, and even a FIFA regulation soccer field, Vista Hermosa Natural Park has something for everyone. It’s a great place to bring your kids or your dog for a serene slice of nature in the middle of bustling downtown LA. Pack your favorite sandwiches and drinks and spend some time relaxing on the grass. The highlight though has to be the bench that perfectly frames a one of a kind view of the stunning Los Angeles skyline.

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Chillin, Photography

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Romantic

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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A Beautiful Oasis

Nestled near the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, this park is a treasure. A great place to bring your dog (though they must remain on leash) it's close enough to Grand Central Market to pick up a picnic and enjoy the view of downtown. A note though: the description says adult beverages allowed, but they are not and you will be warned or fined.

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