We slipped on our flats and asked writer, and self-confessed serial walker, Alissa Walker to give us the low-down on her favourite walking spots around Los Angeles.
Best for a conversation:
The 300+ public stairways that lace the city date back to when the city had the largest interurban railway system on the planet. One of the best times to explore the city’s stairs, and meet new friends, is during the Big Parade – a super fun two-day walk from downtown LA to the Hollywood sign.
Best to get to the heart of the city:
Take one street that runs east west and walk across the entire city, from downtown to the ocean. It only takes a few hours and you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the city. The Great LA Walk does this once a year, picking a different street each time.
Best for a neighbourhood stroll:
It’s got to be either Angelino Heights, where the streets are lined with old Victorian buildings, or a walk amid the mid-century houses of Silver Lake.
Best for a typical LA scene:
Beverly Hills is a archetypal LA neighbourhood that’s filled with quaint stores and amazing houses that will keep your walk interesting.
Best for culture:
Downtown is a gorgeous neighbourhood to walk in. It’s also full of museums and restaurants. Check out the LA Conservancy – they lead some great tours of downtown LA.