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What To Do In A Day In Topanga Canyon
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What To Do In A Day In Topanga Canyon

Picture of Karen Queller
Updated: 9 February 2017
Drive carefree through the canyon with your top down, sun hitting you in all the right places, and remember what life is really all about. Breathe in the fresh air, and it wont be hard to exhale with a big smile on your face. With its own rich bohemian culture, Topanga Canyon in California has many activities to unearth. You can even spend a whole day traipsing through the windy canyon with out ever having to leave its hilly embrace.

Walk: Topanga State Park

Rise and shine early as you hike your way through the Santa Monica Mountains at Topanga State Park. Tread the paths with care, as you might have the chance to encounter some wild life strolling beside you. With views of the ocean on one side, and views of more mountains on the other, this is the perfect place to wake up fresh and invigorated as you enjoy a breathtaking morning vista.

Topanga State Park, Entrada Rd., Topanga, California, USA +1 (310) 455-2465

Ride: Horseback Riding

Don’t feel like breaking a sweat through Topanga State Park? No worries. Hop on a saddle and enjoy the trails from a different point of view – on horseback. Los Angeles Horseback Riding provides several riding options to choose from, including a sunset ride, full moon ride, romantic ride, or a good old-fashioned bumpy ride to get your galloping groove on!

2623 Old Topanga Cyn. Rd. Topanga, California, USA +1 (818) 591-2032

Shop: Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures is just what its name implies. This wildly decorated shop is sure to catch your eye as you find yourself at what appears to be a pirate-studded, prop shop of Hollywood’s vintage past. Inside, you’ll find eccentric garb that will give your wardrobe a unique flare. Hiding throughout this shop, you might find clothing and antiques dating from the Victorian period all the way up until the ’80s. Set yourself up for success and allot a couple hours to thoroughly enjoy this stylish scavenger hunt.

154 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga Canyon, California, USA +1 (310) 455-2998

Eat: Inn of the Seventh Ray

When your stomach starts talking, find your way to the Inn of the Seventh Rey. If you have ever wondered what an enlightening gastric experience would be like, look no further, for you have found just the place. Their vision is described as follows: ‘From the beginning, the Inn believed in giving guests the purest of Nature’s foods, energized as a gift from the sun with a dash of esoteric food knowledge and ancient mystery school wisdom tossed in for your seasoning and pleasure.’ If you are ready for unbelievably natural food, prepared with love in a romantic, fairy tale-esque oasis, come here.

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga, California, USA +1 (310) 455-1311

Watch: Theatricum Botanicum

Summertime is the right time to get in touch with the classics as you watch Shakespearian plays in this outdoor sanctuary of the arts. This beautiful outdoor setting is the perfect spot to let the sun set as you enjoy a play, poetry, folk music, and other talented artists. Alternately, if you ever wanted to study acting, specifically Shakespeare, they offer classes all year round.

1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, California, USA +1 (310) 455-3723