Recreation

From the mountains to the sea, desert to the hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis, Los Angeles offers plenty of opportunities to get away and have fun.


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Venice Beach Recreation Center

Venice Beach Recreation Center

Arguably, one of the most recognized recreation centers on the planet, the Venice Recreation Center features a weight pen, skate park, basketball, handball, and paddle tennis court ...
Skating/Skateboarding Venice Beach

Skating/Skateboarding Venice Beach

Venice nurtured the rise of modern skateboarding and you can witness or participate in the legacy of talent such as Jeff Ho and Craig Stecyk anywhere along the boardwalk or at the ...
Surfing Venice Beach

Surfing Venice Beach

Surf history and waves in Venice Beach, where relics of Abbot Kinney's vision gave way to pioneering dynamics in the sport.
Hansen Dam

Hansen Dam

THESE RUSTIC FOOTHILLS are among the headwaters for the Los Angeles River. Their waters collect above the Hansen Dam. Together the Hansen Dam area is the mecca for horse riding in ...
Glendale Narrows

Glendale Narrows

In and around the area where the Los Angeles River borders Griffith Park are some of the best-known horse stables, trails and equestrian events. TRAILS The Perimeter Trail A level ...
Arroyo Seco

Arroyo Seco

There are two areas here for riding: in the watershed of the Arroyo Seco up against the foothills in Flintridge of the Hahamongna Wilderness area; and in the Arroyo Seco floodplain ...
Rio Hondo

Rio Hondo

Bikes and horses share the trails along sections of this Los Angeles River tributary. The expansive Whittier Narrows Recreation area has plenty of open space and vistas for trail r ...
Long Beach

Long Beach

Next to the Los Angeles river as it approaches the Long Beach Harbor, there are a number of stables and riverfront rides. While the terrain is mostly flat and lacking in the scener ...
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