It’s easy to forget you’re still in Los Angeles as you trek through the mix of native chaparral and landscaped paths that cover Griffith Park. Where else could you encounter canyons, caves and coyotes in the middle of a city? Griffith is also home to a number of fantastic picnic spots, including in the Crystal Springs area, at the Old Zoo, along Fern Dell and on the Griffith Observatory’s front lawn. If you’re up for a hike, head to the hidden Amir’s Garden in the Valley side’s Mineral Wells area.
L.A.’s perpetually pleasant weather (occasional triple-digit summer days aside) 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.
Need to bring some snacks along? Here’s where to stock up on picnic food.