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Fall for LA All Over Again

As summer comes to a close and Fall temperatures drop into the mid-60s and 70s, now is the perfect time to explore more outdoors. Summer travel slows down too, making room for locals and off-season visitors to enjoy the city with fewer crowds around. While some of our favorite art museums and attractions may not be open for business indoors, many have outdoor exhibits that provide the perfect way to walk around, take in the local culture, and make the most of your stay in Los Angeles. Here are two of our faves:

The Natural History Museum

Discover the sights and sounds of the Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. In addition to the museum’s Butterfly Pavilion, parts of the garden have been reopened for guests to enjoy. The urban wildlife wonderland is home to over 600 varieties of plants as well as native birds, butterflies, lizards, and squirrels. Get updates on the museum’s reopening phases here.

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

While the Huntington’s library and art museum remain closed to the public, their 120-acre botanical garden remains open and ready to be explored. Take a leisurely stroll through 16 themed gardens and see what’s blooming. From fragrant citrus trees to perfectly manicured bonsai to desert cacti, the gardens contain over 15,000 different varieties of plants. Plan your visit in advance and reserve tickets online.

The Rooftop

Make your way back to Downtown LA for a nightcap at our laid-back rooftop lounge and bar. Cozy up around the glowing fire pit and map out your next adventure as you take in the sparkling city skyline.