National Get Outdoors Day 2015 – Things to Do in Los Angeles


Saturday, June 13, 2015 is National Get Outdoors Day! The prime goal is to get first-time visitors to public lands and to reconnect our youth to the great outdoors. So grab the kiddos and get outside!

Here are a handful of ideas for how to spend National Get Outdoors Day in Los Angeles.

Events around town:

Abalone Cove Tide Pool Hike

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 2:00 pm

Where: Abalone Cove Shoreline Park 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  Map It

Join the Los Serenos docents for a hike to the tide pools at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park.  Wear sturdy shoes as part of the walk will be on cobblestones and climbing down an incline.  The walk is suitable for all ages, although young children may need a hang walking down the trail to the tide pools.  Wear sun protection and bring water.  There is no charge for the guided hike.  The usual $5 parking fee will be waived from 45 minutes prior to the hike until 30 minutes after.

For more information visit or call (310) 377-5370.


Cabrillo Salt Marsh Open House

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731 Map It

The salt marsh is a protected area that is usually closed to the public but will be open for two hours on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 2-4pm. Learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach. Arrive early to visit the aquarium and tide pools before joining the Cabrillo educators  to learn about the salt marsh. The salt marsh is free and open to all ages from 2-4 pm. The aquarium is open from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday and operates on a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $1 for children and seniors).

For more information visit


Placertia Canyon Nature Center

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 Sunrise to Sunset

Where: Placerita Canyon Natural Area 19152 Placerita Canyon Road Newhall, CA 91321  Map It

Every Saturday there is a Family Nature Walk at 11 am and a Native Live Animal Presentation at 1 pm. There is no charge for these programs. Visit the site of California’s original gold discovery in 1841, the historic “Oak of the Golden Dream”, and the Walker Cabin, built by Frank Walker in 1920. Or explore the self-guided hiking trails in the canyon featuring cool, shaded oak groves and a willow and sycamore-lined seasonal stream. Longer hikes lead to a seasonal waterfall.

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More ideas:


When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 Low tide is approximately 1:30pm along the Los Angeles coast

Where: Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu, Cabrillo Tide Pools in San Pedro, Royal Palms/White Point Tide Pools in San Pedro, ti

Check out this article with a list of the best tide pools in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.


When: every day

Where: all over Los Angeles county (and beyond!)

Here is the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation guide to trails in Los Angeles County:

In Your Backyard

When: every day

Where: your backyard

  • Build a fort
  • Plant a bee, butterfly, or bird friendly garden
  • Plant an edible garden
  • Walk around your neighborhood
  • Identify the different birds you see
  • Look at the stars with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope


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