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You’ve got vacation time to use up before the end of the year and nowhere to go. Thankfully, if you live near LA, you’ve got plenty of options beyond the obvious galleries and restaurants. And plenty of outdoor options, which most health professionals believe is safer compared with indoor activities amidst Covid-19. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in and around LA during a shutdown!

Runyon Canyon

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Runyon Canyon:

It may be cliché, but cliché for a reason! Runyon canyon is a popular running and hiking trail above Hollywood, CA. Here you will find breathtaking views of the city, perfect for that Instagram post (which, let’s be honest, is part of the appeal of Runyon).

Dog Beach 

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Rosie’s Dog Beach:

Our dogs deserve some love too! Drive south to Long Beach and spend the day pampering your furry best friend. Here you can go off leash and let loose. And while you're down there, don't forget to hit up The Attic for some fried chicken on their patio. Rumor has it they have a dog menu, too! :)

Lake Arrowhead 

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Lake Arrowhead:

They call it the Alps in Southern California. Located about 80 miles from the city, in the San Bernardino Mountains, is a picturesque resort town called Lake Arrowhead. When you need to get away from it all, even when the city is quieter than usual, the lake provides a respite. And, if you can believe it, it snows here in the Winter!

Drive-In Movie Theater 

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Drive-In Movie Theater:

Craving a movie? How about upgrading your usual movie going experience and hitting up a drive-in! Not only is it a cute retro feel, you’re also much safer in your car than sitting shoulder to shoulder with a bunch of strangers. And you can bring your own snacks!!

We love the Electric Dusk Drive-In Theater in Glendale. Located in an old Sears parking garage, you can catch contemporary and older classic films here. 


Be safe, and enjoy!