10 Outdoor Activities In LA Under $20

With L.A.’s gorgeous weather, there’s no need to stay inside. Spend a day in the California sunshine with one of these outdoor activities for less than $20.

1. Perry’s Beach Cafe & Rentals

Explore the Santa Monica and Venice beachfront and get some exercise by renting rollerblades or a mountain bike (starting at $10 an hour) from Perry’s Café & Rentals.

2. Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Mingle with amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles at the LAIR at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Zoo admission is $17 for adults, and parking is free.

3. Runyon Canyon Park

Visit Runyon Canyon for a star-studded hike and yoga in the park. Although yoga classes are free, donations are recommended. Classes are held three to four times daily.

4. Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Catch a movie during the Cinespia screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery during the summer. Don’t forget a picnic, wine and blankets. Tickets are $8-15.

5. Los Angeles Dodgers / Dodger Stadium

Make your way to Dodger Stadium to root for the home team. And you can’t get the full game day experience without ordering a Dodger Dog, one of LA’s iconic foods. Individual game tickets for Top Deck seating start at just $8.

6. Pacific Park

Cap off a day at the beach by riding the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel, the Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park, on the historic Santa Monica Pier. Take in panoramic views of the Southern California coastline for $5 per ride. To enjoy all of Pacific Park’s 12 rides as many times as you like, purchase an All-Day Unlimited Ride Wristband (ages 8 and over) for $20.

7. Sherman Oaks Castle Park

The whole family will enjoy the fun challenges of miniature golf in the lush surroundings of Sherman Oaks Castle Park. An 18-hole round of mini golf is $6.50 for adults ages 13 to 64, $5.50 for children (5-12) and seniors (64+). Children age 4 and under are free with a paid adult.

8. Grand Park

Stroll through Grand Park on Tuesdays for their weekly farmers market. Vendors offer produce, flowers and prepared foods. No need to leave Fido at home – Grand Park offers complimentary a pet valet in their dog run, located at Spring Street between First and Temple.

9. Griffith Observatory

Indulge your love of all things astronomical at the Griffith Observatory. Take a hike through Griffith Park, then catch a show for $7 at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

10. The Standard Downtown LA

Spend the day outdoors without sacrificing luxury. Head to the Rooftop of the Standard Downtown LA to enjoy their heated swimming pool and Biergarten fare.