City Guide - Leisure Activities in West L.A.
Beaches, Golf, the Great Outdoors - what more could a visitor want?
Rancho Park Golf Course
Hillcrest Country Club
L.A. Area Beaches
Southern California's broad expanse of beaches is no doubt its most treasured outdoor attraction. Graced by over 100 miles of coastline from Malibu to Long Beach, the cool breezes and warm sand make the ocean the perfect place to relax and enjoy a romantic sunset or a gourmet meal. Santa Monica's pier and Venice Beach's quirky boardwalk are a short 6 miles from the L.A. Sky Boutique Hotel.
Championship level golf courses abound in the Los Angeles area, and one such course, the Rancho Park Golf Club, is only a mile from the L.A. Sky Boutique Hotel. The course's fairways are lined with mature trees, and terrain is somewhat hilly. It's a perfect course for both the scratch and less experienced golfer.
Hiking, Biking & Walking
The song may say "Nobody walks in L.A.," but one would never know it, as there are several parks in the Los Angeles Basin where avid hikers, bikers and recreational walkers can enjoy a day in the sun, while catching breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean.
The largest wildland located within a major city, Topanga State Park is not only popular to day hikers, but to mountain bikers and equestrians as well. Trails and fire roads criss cross the huge 36 square mile park, all of them offering spectacular city and ocean views. Nearby the Topanga State Park is Will Rogers State Park, once the home of the popular Hollywood humorist. The Rogers' old polo field is still used by local enthusiasts, while the ranch house is open to tours Tuesday through Sunday.
If you prefer a stroll down one of L.A.'s many beaches, then look no further than the Venice Boardwark and Santa Monica Pier, both replete with shops, restaurants, and peoplewatching opportunities.