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Love a picnic? Here are LA’s best picnic spots

Instead of fine dining at a restaurant with friends, going on a picnic together will save you some time and money, and you'll be able to breath in some fresh air. All you need to do is throw some tasty food and a bottle of your favourite wine in a picnic basket (or backpack) and roll out a picnic blanket at these stunning Los Angeles picnic spots.

Griffith Park

You’d forget you’re still in LA while hiking through Griffith Park, a nice mix of native bush and landscaped paths. A lot of green vegetation, canyons and caves, the perfect setting for a fantastic picnic. The Crystal Springs area, the Old Zoo, Fern Dell Nature Museum and the front lawn of the Griffith Observatory are all great picnic spots.

If you’re still up for some action after having your picnic, there’s plenty of activities in Griffith Park: myriad attractions (LA Zoo, Griffith merry-go-round, and obviously the Observatory), hiking routes, horseback riding and tennis.

Griffith Park

Point Dume State Beach

Point Dume is worth paying for parking! This rarely crowded strip of sand with its dramatic rock face makes for an amazing beachfront picnic spot. Either take a hike along its idyllic summit or head down to the beach, whichever you prefer. Just keep an eye out for hungry seagulls trying to steal your food.

Point Dume State Beach

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Take your time to explore the beautiful mix of native vegetation and rocky adventure trails at this Westlake and Echo Park spot. Roll out your picnic blanket on its grassy central field which is scattered with cool picnic areas. This green spot will provide you with the most stunning views of the Downtown LA skyline, the perfect backdrop for a great picnic!

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Hancock Park La Brea

Hancock Park, better known as the La Brea Tar Pits, sits atop a gold mine of prehistoric bones. How is that, you ask? Well, the Tar Pits were an oily animal trap which makes La Brea an amazing ice age fossil excavation site. From sabre-toothed cats to mammoth fossils, you’ll find it all in the heart of Los Angeles! After they dig up the ice age creatures, they’ll be brought inside the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, definitely worth a visit. Admission to the museum will cost you 12 bucks but walking around the pits outside is free and same goes for the park where you can picnic all day any day. 

La Brea Tar Pits

Hollywood Bowl

A picnic at the iconic Hollywood Bowl cannot be missing on this list. In summer concert season this awesome amphitheatre of course is a great place to see your favourite bands and classical concerts, but everyone knows that a picnic outdoors before the show will make your Hollywood Bowl experience that much more memorable. The romantic location in the Hollywood Hills is the most amazing backdrop for a perfect wine and dine.

Hollywood Bowl
This article was originally published on ilovela