Park to Playa: Hiking across the Baldwin Hills

Last week, on a day when spectacular storm clouds were dropping snow on the mountains, we hiked across the scenic Baldwin Hills on the newly completed Park to Playa Trail, enjoying the best views the Westside has to offer.

Mini-golf, Nature, and Shopping Carts of the Arroyo Seco

It’s going to be a long time before we can do anything indoors. So how about a nice, quiet game of mini golf? In this post, we explore South Pasadena’s stretch of the Arroyo Seco.

Urban Nature: Los Angeles State Historic Park

On the edge of Chinatown is a beautiful new park that sits on one of the most historically significant sites in all of Los Angeles. Here we explore the site’s history, what the park has to offer, and what the future might hold.

Things to See on the Blue Line that *Aren’t* in Long Beach

Most guidebooks overlook what the Blue Line has to offer. Here, we’ll introduce you to some of the treasures to be found along Metro’s oldest rail line: bustling swap meets, beautiful artwork, tranquil parks, and spectacular architecture.

Griffith Park’s Life-giving Waters: Ferndell

In one corner of Griffith Park is a beautiful garden with water flowing all year long. It’s a short walk from a subway station and makes for the perfect hike to the Griffith Observatory.