Scope some of the best parks with incredible views!
In a city as big and busy as ours, it’s easy to forget the many great parks in the area. Recreational parks offer a ton of perks like getting to interact with nature as well as serving as a communal area for the community to meet one another, exercise, and throw events. If you were to pull out your GPS maps on your phone right now, you’d probably find a number of parks nearby that you didn’t even know existed!
Lucky for us, there a handful of lush green spaces scattered throughout L.A., and not only do they act as an escape from the hustle and bustle, a select few also have amazing vantage points! We spent an entire day visiting a few of the incredible parks around town that have a killer view of the city — check out the video below…
Now that you’re inspired to catch the sunset while rolling around in the grass with your best friend, feel free to check out our list of five Los Angeles parks with an incredible view!
If you’re looking for the perfect backdrop to take your outdoorsy Insta pics, this park is calling your name. The serene green gem is tucked away just outside of DTLA, making for the best skyline views. Pack your picnic basket and get ready to watch some stellar sunsets (or sunrises!)
100 N Toluca St, Los Angeles, CA 90026. See it on Google maps.
Silver Lake Medow & Reservoir
Nothing beats a good sunset over the reservoir! This beautiful park is a real treat within the city and serves as a great spot to post up in the grass and catch up on a book or some much-needed rekindling with the ones you love.
2300 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039. See it on Google maps.
Barnsfall Art Park
This little mound smack dab in the middle of East Hollywood is considered by some to be a true oasis. Wheater you’re heading over for a workout with a view of the Hollywood hills or prefer to sit back, relax, and enjoy the California breeze – Barnsfall is the perfect place to unwind. Plus, there’s a museum and theater on-site!
4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. See it on Google maps.
People often tend to comb over this Los Angeles staple. Griffith Park may just be the only gem in the city that offers so many different activities: embark on a hike with a view, head over to the Griffith Observatory, or head over for a ride on the train track. If you’re a movie buff, it’s worth doing a bit of research beforehand so that you know which classics were filmed here!
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027. See it on Google maps.
This little park has served as the set to a handful of movies like Training Day and Everybody Loves Somebody, and we see why. Catch amazing glimpses of the DTLA skyline while going for a run or bring your four-legged friend for a nice walk!
1199 Everett Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90026. See it on Google maps.
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