Top Los Angeles Parks For Appreciating Autumn’s Beauty

Sarah Fehrenbach

The season of autumn promises whimsy and peace. Red and orange leaves pepper the soon-to-be barren trees, leaving breathtaking views of that idyllic time when life moved slower. Los Angeles offers a glimpse of this time to its inhabitants and visitors. Experience the top L.A. parks that unashamedly indulge in autumn’s beauty.

1. Malibu Creek State Park


Malibu Creek State Park, Cornell
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A rich Hollywood history, accompanied by rolling savannahs and hiking trails, awaits your arrival. Malibu Creek State Park is the perfect place to experience autumn’s rich hues. Unlike any other park, you get to enjoy nature and experience the story that has made Hollywood what it is today. Go where Marilyn Monroe starred in The Seven Year Itch. Discover the magic Cary Grant left behind from Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Experience the lasting impression Elvis Presley left while starring in Love me Tender. When you visit, you will soon find yourself among the great legacies.

2. Echo Park Lake


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This prized jewel of Echo Park features entertainment for every personality: gondola rides for the romantic, canoe rides for the adventurer, pedal boats for the easygoing folks who enjoy a slower pace… In addition to the lake’s water attractions, scenic pathways surround it, allowing those who prefer land to enjoy Echo Park Lake in its entirety. With cooler temperatures approaching and the concrete landscape of Los Angeles surrounding you, you can’t help getting caught up in the magic autumn brings. Don’t miss out on Echo Park Lake and its unforgettable memories.

3. Griffith Park

Museum, Park, Zoo

Autumn makes a splash among the paradise of ferns and plants that line this scenic park. Home to the Griffith Observatory, where you can catch a glimpse of the expansive universe, Griffith Park offers dramatic views of the city and endless places to explore. It’s difficult not to be star-struck by its surrounding beauty. Whether you enjoy nature, hiking, or simply being outdoors, this venue is lovely anytime of the year.

Exposition Park

There aren’t many parks that can boast of a history in sports, international relations, politics and progression. Home to two Super Bowls, the World Series, two Olympiads, and John F. Kennedy’s acceptance speech, Exposition Park has made history. Apart from its impressive past, the park features lovely rose gardens, museums, and other attractions that will keep you coming back. With every season, new stories have occurred and memories have been made. Come see the change fall will bring to this magical place.
700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 213 744 7458

4. Lake Shrine Temple

Shrine, Memorial, Museum, Shop, Yoga Studio

Meditation pathway
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Lake Shrine Temple is a solace for the weary traveler and restorative for the returning individual. Visitors experience an altogether natural encounter that will permeate them from head to toe. The warm hues of autumn encourage a deeper appreciation for nature and make it difficult to leave this place. Be sure you don’t miss out on this rare site where your surroundings encourage a peace that other outdoor locations are unable to achieve.

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