OUTDOOR SPACES & PARKS:

Exposition Park

Find exciting Los Angeles outdoor activities in Exposition Park. Originally a Farmers Market, this picturesque park now features cultural and recreational centers and a charming seven-acre rose garden. 701 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Griffith Park

Griffith Park is idyllically situated in more than 40,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains and includes numerous museums and attractions. Visit the LA Zoo, explore the famous Bronson caves, enjoy a pony ride or hike through the scenic trails and breathe in some fresh California air. 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

La Cienega Tennis Center

Recipient of the U.S. Tennis Association's Outstanding Public Facility Award, the Center offers 16 well-lit professional tennis courts, private and group instruction, a complete pro shop and lounge, shower and dressing facilities, and an outdoor viewing deck. Reservations are required. 325 S La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Pan Pacific Park

Located in the center of the Fairfax District, the spacious Pan Pacific Park features a scenic jogging path, a children's playground, barbeque pits, picnic tables, a baseball diamond and basketball courts. 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Rancho Golf Courses at Cheviot Hills

Home to the 3-par, 9-hole Rancho Golf Course and the 18-hole Rancho Golf Course, the Cheviot Hills public park features first-come, first-serve play for a nominal fee. Club and cart rentals are available. 10460 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Runyon Canyon Park

Runyon Canyon Park is a scenic oasis in the middle of the Hollywood Hills. Tucked just a short distance north of the main drag of Hollywood Boulevard, the park offers hiking, wildlife watching and a rich history including Native American settlements and celebrity sightings. 2001 N Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Topanga State Park

Ideally located only 20 minutes outside of LA in the cliffs and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains, the park includes 36 miles of trails through pure nature surrounded by oaks, grassland and breathtaking Pacific views. 20829 Entrada Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90290

Zuma Beach

The widest sandy beach in Malibu and one of the best Los Angeles beaches overall, Zuma Beach is noted for surfing, body boarding, clean sand and relative privacy from the Pacific Coast Highway. The beach offers on-site volleyball courts, snack bars, playground and restrooms. 30050 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265