Best Picnic Spots in LA

Los Angeles also boasts a fabulous array of picnic options from downtown to high above, the best parks in Los Angeles for picnics and even on the grounds of a famous actors estate.

So, whether you live in LA or are just visiting, there are plenty of great reasons to pack a picnic hamper or a portable feast and soak up some of LA’s best picnic locations.

Grand Park

The part of the park closer to Spring Street is equipped with playgrounds, a dog park (dogs are allowed on leash in other areas of the park), restrooms, and potable water fountains.

The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

The trails offer impressive vistas of the Hollywood Sign, the Santa Monica Mountains, Downtown Los Angeles, the international airport, and the Pacific Ocean.

Griffith Park

Looking for parks in Los Angeles for picnics at sunset? One of the most scenic spots in Los Angeles is also one of the best places to throw down a picnic blanket and admire the city from above.

Will Rogers State Historic Park

The 186 acres of grounds offer access to some great hiking trails including one which takes you to Inspiration Point for sweeping vistas of the sea and mountains.

Barnsdall Art Park

The park still fulfils this purpose with gallery spaces and exhibitions, outdoor cinema nights, Friday night wine tastings and a bevvy of cultural events.

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