This charming center offers lush gardens interspersed with fountains and playful nooks, plus an exhibit on the history of the L.A. River, which is close by. It is more of a quick stop for the kids than a full day, but still worth the time. It was formerly Lawry's Restaurant.
570 W. Avenue 26, Cypress Park. Parking and restrooms are provided.
DIRECTIONS TO THE START
Car: Head past Dodger Stadium through the tunnel, past the Interstate 5 exit then take the next exit (left lane). Make a right on Figueroa Street. Take the first left on Avenue 26. In half a block, make a left into the parking lot.
Transit: Take the 794 Bus toward Sylmar. Exit on Figueroa Street at Avenue 26. Walk down Avenue 26 to the Center.