A Huge List of Places That Are Open in and Around Los Angeles!

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Updated list of venues and places that have reopened in and near Los Angeles!

(Updated July 9, 2020) As the county starts modifying stay at home orders, many places including recreational spots have reopened. Here is a big list of places that have reopened in and near LA that you can now enjoy with restrictions. We update this list as businesses are allowed to reopen under LA County Guidelines.

What is open near me? Here is a huge list of places that are open near you as of July 9, 2020:

Los Angeles County Beaches

Los Angeles County's beaches are open now with restrictions. That is they will be open only for active use like swimming, surfing, walking, biking. This means people will not be able to lay down on the beach or picnic. Beach parking lots are now open.

Los Angeles County Splash Pads

L.A. County is reopening its splash pads, and swim beaches as of July 9th. Children who play in the water at splash pads and swim beaches will not be required to wear masks, but parents supervising will be asked to wear face coverings and observe physical distancing. Group gatherings will also not be permitted.

Los Angeles County Bike Paths

LA County bike paths reopened on May 21, 2020. To find LA Bike Paths, click here for a map.

Parks, Golf Courses & Hiking Trails

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has reopened its golf courses and trails. LA County Parks invites the public to safely enjoy its parks, golf courses, and trails with following guidelines and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Runyon Canyon Trails joined the other trials on May 26, 2020, and reopened its trails. Visitors are still required to wear masks, and will have to walk in a one-way loop on its trails in order to maximize social distancing.

Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Tennis & Pickleball Courts have reopened in Los Angeles County, so you can stay active during social distancing. For a list of free Tennis and Pickleball Courts that have reopened, click here.

Houses of Worship

Places of worship reopened as of May 26th with limited attendance (25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower). Click here for the full guideline for houses of worship.

In-store shopping for retails

Newsom announced on Monday May 26th that retail stores statewide can reopen for in-store shopping with restrictions. Retail does not include personal services such as hair salons, nail salons and barbershops. Click here for in-store shopping guidelines. These are subject to county approval.

Westfield Mall Century City

Westfield Century City has re-opened on June 10th with modified hours from 11 am to 7 pm Mondays through Saturdays, and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sundays. Click here for all the restaurants and retails that have reopened. Other Westfield Malls in LA County has also opened as of June 10, 2020. Click here to find your nearest Westfield Mall.

The Grove LA

Enjoy fresh air and celebrate warm sunny days with an outdoor stroll among friends and family around The Fountain at the Grove as of June 10, 2020. Click here for a list of restaurants and retails that are open now.

The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market is open daily from 10am-7pm. 90% of the Market's restaurants, grocers and retailers are back and open to serve you. For a list of open merchants click here. Patio tables and chairs are back in the Market for socially-distanced dining. Many Market grocers and restaurants provide home delivery through Mercato.com and various delivery platforms including Doordash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates and ChowNow.

Los Angeles Flea Markets and Swap Meets

As of May 26, 2020, Flea Markets & Swap Meets can resume operations, per Mayor Eric Garcetti. Flea Markets and Swap Meets including those located indoor and outdoor can open for business at 50% capacity.

Pools, Hot Tubs and Saunas

Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association can open as of May 27, 2020 in all Counties including LA County.

LA County Libraries

As of June 8, 2020, holds will be available for pick up at select libraries Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. Libraries are closed to the public, but staff are available to answer questions by phone from 9 am to 6 pm.

Hair Salons, Barbershops, Nail Salons

As of May 29, 2020, Hair Salons, Barbershops, Nail Salons, and other personal services got the green light to reopen. Your hairdresser and you are both required to wear masks.

Eataly Los Angeles

Eataly Los Angeles is open for pick up and delivery with authentic Italian meals. Order in seasonal, wood-fired grill dishes from the rooftop restaurant Terra, or order Neapolitan pizzas, authentic pasta dishes, and more on CaviarUber Eats,Postmates, Grubhub, or DoorDash for pick-up or delivery. 

Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is open as of June 10, 2020 from 12pm to 8pm. This phase of reopening involves reopening of some restaurants and retail stores. Self parking is free. You are required to wear a face covering (except when you are eating), and get your temperature checked at the entrance. Open restaurants include Buca di Beppo, Crepe Café, Blaze Pizza, Johnny Rockets, Pizza Hut/KFC, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Voodoo Doughnut. 

Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms has opened the Moorpark Farm for pick your own fruits and vegetables. With plenty of fresh air and wide-open space, it will allow for visitors to select and harvest their own essential produce directly from the fields while maintaining social distance.

Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens has reopened their doors to the visitors on May 16, 2020. To make sure they keep staff and visitors safe, Descanso Gardens has made some adjustments to how they operate. Now, all non-members must buy tickets online in advance. Members can enter without an advance ticket. No tickets will be sold at the garden.

UCLA Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden

The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern corner of the UCLA campus in West Los Angeles. The garden contains a diverse collection of plants from around the world, and is free to public daily. The garden is closed on Monday in observations of Memorial's Day.

Drive In Movie at The Six

Join for an evening under the stars with some of your favorite, classic flicks! Movies start promptly at 8:15pm.

Knott's Berry Farm Curbside Pickup

You can now take home some delicious famous fried chicken with online ordering and curbside pickup from Knott's Chicken-to-Go. Enjoy some of favorite items from the Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant and you don't even have to leave your car! Choose from a variety of combos, sides, and desserts.

South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Gardens are open for walk or hike, but you are required to make reservations through their online system in advance so that they can control number of people that enter the garden. You are also required to wear protective face coverings during your visit, and practice social distancing.

L.A. County Arboretum

L.A. County Arboretum tickets are limited to preserve safe distancing. Members are required to reserve free tickets online prior to visiting. Non-members must buy tickets online in advance. When visiting, you are required to wear a mask or other face covering. However, all indoor spaces are closed and all classes, events, and tours activities are suspended.

Hollywood Museum of Illusions

Hollywood's famous Museum of Illusions is reopening on June 12, 2020. As promised, they will still offer 20% off all their tickets until June 15, 2020! 

Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium is open the public for outdoor activities only. Advance timed reservations, face coverings for all visitors age 2 and older, and temperature checks will be required.

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in the Baldwin Hills area is open, including its parking lot. The vehicle entrance fee is $6 on weekends and holiday, free on weekdays. Playgrounds and picnic areas in the park remain closed.

Griffith Park

Griffith Park's trails have reopened but it is limiting car traffic in several ways. The Friends of Griffith Park warned that gates will be closed to cars at Vermont and Commonwealth avenues and that the park’s Fern Dell entrance will be closed to vehicles (except residents) at Los Feliz Boulevard.

Exposition Park

Exposition Park is open to public with social distancing but Natural History Museum remains closed.

Hancock Park

Exposition Park is open to public with social distancing and you must wear mask when you visit, but Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits remains closed.

Santa Monica Mountain Trails

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has reopened most of its trails, parking lots, and restrooms. National Park Service urges hikers to wear face coverings and keep social distancing.

Farmers Markets

Outdoor certified farmers markets, including The Original Farmers Market are open to ensure that fresh food is available to residents and are allowed to operate under certain conditions. Click here for a list of all the farmers markets that are open.

LA County Dine-in Restaurants

On May 29, 2020, Restaurants got the green light to reopen for in-person dining at 60% capacity limit, and with tables spaced six feet apart or with partitions between them. Eric Garcetti announced a new program that allows restaurants to serve customers on sidewalks and private parking lots. The program is called L.A. Al Fresco, and may also expand to include streets in the future. 

LA County Barbershops & Salons

On May 29, 2020, officials announced that effective immediately barbershops and hair salons are permitted to reopen in the city of Los Angeles as long as they follow official guidelines. Barbers and hair stylists can only take one client at a time, and both the stylist and client must wear face masks.

Office Workplaces & Outdoor Museums

As of June 4, 2020, related logistics and manufacturing, office workplaces, limited personal services, and outdoor museums can reopen with modifications. The state is issuing guidance to help these workplaces reopen safely.

Childcare Facilities

As of May 29, 2020, Childcare Facilities can reopen with restrictions. Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 10 or fewer. Children shall not change from one group to another, and if more than one group of children is cared for at one facility, each group shall be in a separate room. Groups shall not mix with each other. Childcare providers shall remain solely with one group of children.

Hotels, Motels & Shared Rental Units

On May 29, 2020 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released its own Health Officer Order, which declared hotels, motels, shared rental units, and similar facilities as essential businesses, allowing them to reopen as of June 12, 2020 provided they implement social-distancing protocols.

Gyms, Museums, Hotels, Day Camps

Los Angeles County announced that gyms and fitness facilities, pro-league arenas without audiences, day camps, museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums, campgrounds, RV parks, outdoor recreational areas including swimming pools, music, film and television production will be allowed to reopen as of June 12, 2020. But most Gyms, and Museums are closed for 3 weeks.

Malibu Beach RV Park

Malibu Beach RV Park is open during social distancing. You can rent a RV site or tent camping spot, which is on the third level, separate from the RV sites and is a walk-in camping area.

Southern California Railway Museum

Southern California Railway Museum will reopen on Saturday, May 30th! As they re-open their doors after the COVID-19 pandemic, they have outlined safety precautions when visiting the museum.

Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre

The Mission Tiki drive-in theatre is open nightly. You can view the movie from within your vehicle with social distancing. A $10 adult ticket and $1 kids ticket allows you admission for two movies playing on the same screen. This means you'll get to see two movies for half the price!

Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

This Drive-In Theatre offers the current double-feature movies for you to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your cars. The drive-in theatre is open nightly. You must view the movie from within your vehicle, and practice social distancing.

Car Parades

Car parades are now allowed for graduations, birthdays and special occasions. Car parades can not include participants on bicycles, a motorcycles, a convertible with the top open, or a vehicle with no doors. Any organization coordinating a large-scale parade must ensure that participants comply with safety orders.

Arlington Garden in Pasadena

Arlington Garden is a three acre garden on Caltrans-owned land. The garden is open to everyday except on Tuesdays during COVID-19, and is free to the public. You may not use the furniture, maintain six-feet from others, wear a face mask, and bring your own hand sanitizer during social distancing.

Gilchrist Farm

Gilchrist Farm is resuming Horseback Riding Lessons beginning May 30 with some careful distancing and scheduling!

Tanaka Farm

Tanaka FArm is open for strawberry picking by reservation only. The Strawberry Picking Tour allows you to pick your own strawberries out in the fields right where they grow!

Arlington Garden in Pasadena

Arlington Garden is a three acre garden on Caltrans-owned land. The garden is open to everyday except on Tuesdays during COVID-19, and is free to the public. You may not use the furniture, maintain six-feet from others, wear a face mask, and bring your own hand sanitizer during social distancing.

California Botanic Garden

California Botanic Garden is open with limited capacity on Wednesdays through Sundays from 8am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm. Members may visit without reservation, but the general public will need to purchase ticket in advance.

Go Kart World

Go Kart World is an outdoor driving skills facility with six tracks that accommodate all ages and driving skill levels. In accordance with the CDC mandate, they have closed down their arcade but the Go Kart Track is open. They provide hand-sanitizer and gloves and requiring face masks and social distancing. They are disinfecting the Go-Karts after every race.

Electric Dusk Drive-In

On Saturday nights, LACCD's Van De Camp College Campus transport visitors to the old-school Electric Dusk Drive-In theater. You can either watch the movie from the comfort of your own car, or you can set up picnic to enjoy the silver screen under the stars. There's also a Snack Shack on-hand, serving up traditional movie-theater fare like popcorn, candy, and grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.

Hollywood Bowl To-Go Dinners

Hollywood Bowl Supper To Go is available for curbside pickup at the Hollywood Bowl every Thursday through Saturday starting June 11, 2020 between 4pm to 7pm.

Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden

The Garden is open sunrise to sunset. Face masks and 6' social distancing are required. No events scheduled at this time.

Orange County Beaches

Orange County beaches are also open now with restrictions. Parking lots, however, remain closed. For a full list of California beaches that are open, click here.

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Safari Parks

The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are open again. Each park will operate with limited on-grounds capacity and reduced hours of operation, with limited shopping, dining, and other experiences available at both parks.

LEGOLAND Sea Life Aquarium

LEGOLAND Seal Life Aquarium has reopened as of June 20, 2020. Everyone is required to make a reservation, including existing pass members and ticket holders. Tickets will not be available to purchase at the gate. SEA LIFE Aquarium tickets $9.99 for kids and adults, and can be purchased online.

Ventura County Beaches & Golf Courses

Orange County has opened all the beaches, golf courses and bike shops, as long as visitors practice social distancing.

Ventura County Dine-in Restaurants & Malls

Ventura County's officials announced on May 22, 2020 that Dine-in Restaurants and Malls in Ventura County can reopen with restrictions. The reopenings come with guidelines that include physical distancing, sanitization protocols, and wearing facial coverings.

Riverside County Dine-in Restaurants & Malls

Riverside County's Dine-in Restaurants and Malls have reopened with restrictions. The reopenings come with guidelines that include physical distancing, sanitization protocols, and wearing facial coverings. See a list of Orange County Restaurants that are open on Eater Los Angeles.

Orange County Dine-in Restaurants & Malls

As of May 23rd, Orange County Dine-in Restaurants & Malls are have reopened too with restrictions. The reopenings come with guidelines that include physical distancing, sanitization protocols, and wearing facial coverings.

California Barbershops and Hair Salons

Gov. Newsom has announced reopening of the Barbershops and Hair Salons as of May 27th in 47 California counties, except for Los Angeles County and Marine Counties. Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Riverside are amongst those that meet the criteria to reopen. Click here for the guidelines.

California schools, gyms and bars

The state Department of Public Health announced that gyms, bars, museums and campgrounds can reopen as early as June 12, 2020. The new guidance covers day camps, schools, hotels, tribal casinos and zoos. Professional sport events can begin without audiences.

Irvine Park Railroad

The train and Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park including bike and paddle boat rentals are open now. Visitors are required to social distance and wear face masks in line and for the train ride. Restrooms will be open as well with hand sanitizer stations. Pony rides and horse rentals will be open as well. Playgrounds remain closed and group areas and picnic benches are taped off and may not be used.

LEGOLAND Sea Life Aquarium

LEGOLAND Seal Life Aquarium is reopening as of June 20, 2020. Everyone is required to make a reservation, including existing pass members and ticket holders. Tickets will not be available to purchase at the gate. SEA LIFE Aquarium tickets $9.99 for kids and adults, and can be purchased online.

Dana Wharf

Orange County’s Sportfishing, Whale Watching & Charters are open now with restrictions. They are currently only offering small household charters. However, they will resume business and open back up on Monday, May 25th! Click here for rules and restrictions.

Newport Dunes Rentals

Rentals in the Newport Dunes opened Friday, May 22, for taking out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, peddleboats and Duffy boats.

Dolphin Adventures

Channel Islands Dolphin Adventures specializes in safely leading small groups on dolphin and whale watching excursions out of the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard CA. They take you on a tour aboard a state-of-the-art 30ft commercial tour boat.

National Forests

Most National Forests are open for walking and hiking. Hikers should practice social distancing, and stick to wide roads instead of single-track trails that are too narrow.

Drive In Movie at The Six

Join for an evening under the stars with some of your favorite, classic flicks! Movies start promptly at 8:15pm. Check out the website for movie titles.

Heritage Square

Heritage Square is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday in July for Self Guided Walking Tours. View the lovely historic buildings from the outside, stroll through the beautiful grounds and take a look at the garden in progress. Tickets are available online.

Rose Bowl Loop Trail

The 3.1 mile loop trial near Pasadena is now open to public for hiking. Everyone need to practice social distancing and wear facial coverings while on the trials. Lot 1 is the only open parking lot and you can only park there for 90 minutes.

Paramount Drive-In Theatre

The drive-In will operate at 50% capacity. Customers must leave 9’ spacing between vehicles. General admission is $10 for adults and $3.50 for kids 5 through 8. Kids under 5 are free.

Street Food Cinema Drive-In

Watch a movie in the great outdoors while staying safe and cozy in your car. Car entry is $20 and general admission is $8 per person. This weekend's movie is Mrs. Doubtfire.

Catalina Express

Catalina Express continues to operate for essential travel to and from Catalina Island twice a day. All passengers and employees are required to wear a face covering or mask when in the terminals or on board the vessels.

Catalina Island Beaches & Moorings

Catalina Island's remote beaches are open for those who have the permission and ability to access them. Access to beaches in Avalon is currently not permitted. 

The Conservancy's remote moorings have been reopened. The Harbors General Store is open as is the West End Galley for meals and drinks to go. Moorings in Avalon remain closed.

Mt Baldy Ski Resort

Mount Baldy Ski Resort is open for Scenic Lift Rides on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 9am to 6pm. Scenic Lift tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the walk up window located at the Counterweight Cafe. Face coverings are required and you need to practice social distancing.

San Diego Beaches

San Diego County has reopened its beaches for swimming, surging, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. Group activities, sunbahting, or boating, however, are not allowed.

San Diego Parks & Trails

San Diego Parks and Trails, including lakes and rivers, including recreational areas are now open. Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and Mojave River Forks Regional Park remain closed.

Oasis Camel Dairy

Oasis Camel Dairy Farm is open now! They are booking private tours where you can meet and feed camels and other animals.

Las Vegas' Casinos, Resorts & Hotels

Govenor Steve Sisolak announced on Tuesday May 27th that Las Vegas’ resorts, and hotel-casinos can reopen throughout Nevada as of June 4th! Click here for all the hotels that are reopening in Vegas.