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5 LA Activities To Get You Out Of The House This Weekend

By Los Angeles Bucket List

Happy outdoor weekending!

Published May 29, 2020

We’re nearing another quarantine weekend which leads us to one question: How shall we spend these extra hours not glued to zoom meetings and virtual happy hours?

Though Southern Californians remain under orders to stay close to home and use face coverings when outdoors, the reopening of Los Angeles County beaches, trails in the foothills and Joshua Tree National Park broadens our horizon for getting outdoors and capitalizing on these spring temperatures.

See below for six outdoor activities to safely (and legally) enjoy this weekend.

Enjoy the views at Runyon Canyon

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While this popular hiking trail, often prone to overcrowding, was shut down for the first few weeks after the city’s other parks reopened, park officials announced on May 26 that it would now be reopened.

Get active at beaches across LA County

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Throughout LA, Orange and Ventura counties, beaches are open for swimming, surfing, running and walking but remain closed for sunbathing and napping. Additionally, officials have opened up beach bike paths and some beach parking lots at Dockweiler State Beach, Will Rogers State Beach and Zuma Beach.

Grab a friend for a game of tennis or golf

While golf courses, tennis courts and parks have reopened, city recreation centers, skate parks, playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields and basketball courts remain closed. Parks officials noted that “you can still enjoy time outdoors at your local park for walking, jogging or leisure time outdoors for individuals or families. Social distancing is still required, and group gatherings are prohibited by the health order.”

Hike through Griffith Park

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Though Griffith Park trails reopened in early May, many sites remain closed, including the Griffith Observatory and Travel Town.

Take a day trip to Joshua Tree

The National Park Service has gradually been reopening its parks in other states, and California is slowly following suit. As of May 17, Joshua Tree reopened its roads, trails and individual campsites.

Cover Photo Courtesy of Joshua Tree National Park

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