L.A.’s perpetually pleasant weather means never-ending opportunities for outdoor dining. But sometimes, we don’t want to deal with the fuss of fine dining. For those occasions, we take advantage of the many beautiful picnic spots in Los Angeles. From a bench in a park to a blanket on the beach, here are the 20 best picnic spots in Los Angeles.
There are some important temporary rules about picnicking that you need to know. The state lists having a picnic with your household members as a permitted activity, but the local government orders and parks agencies have frowned upon picnicking. While the latest amendments to the beach reopening guidelines do permit picnics on the sand with members of your household, parks have not made any similar adjustments—we know, it’s sort of insane. All that said, you’ll find all formal picnic areas are still closed at parks, and face masks are required when out in public.