A Huge List of Places That Are Open This Labor's Day Weekend!

List of venues and places that are open in and near Los Angeles!


Here is a big list of places that are open this labor's day weekend in and near LA that you can enjoy with your family safely with restrictions.



Here is a huge list of places that are open in and near LA this Labor's Day Weekend:


LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens

LA Zoo finally reopened on August 26, 2020 after months of waiting! The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to more than 1,400 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 270 different species, of which more than 58 are endangered. Advanced tickets are required and are available online.


Venice Boardwalk

Venice Boardwalk is open to the public. You can grab a bite to east and shop at stores.


Downtown Disney District

A variety of shopping and dining experiences has reopened at the Downtown Disney District, including the World of Disney store. They have implemented new health and safety measures based on guidance from health authorities. Expect temperature screenings prior to entry. Face coverings are required for Guests ages 2 and older.


Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens at NHMLA

NHMLA has reopened its' Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens as of August 28th for members, and will be reopening on September 11th for the general public. Advanced, timed-tickets are available online and must be reserved prior to your visit. The outdoor spaces are open Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $6 per person for non-members, and free for members.


LA LIVE

The restaurants at LA LIVE are open. Click here for the lists of the restaurants.


Los Angeles State Historic Park

Los Angeles State Historic Park provides an extraordinary opportunity for recreation in the heart of Los Angeles.  Within its 32 acres of open space directly adjacent to Chinatown, you  can wander pathways and enjoy a view of downtown, as well as discover and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of Los Angeles.


What is open in Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


DineLA's Summer Restaurant Week

DineLA's Summer Restaurant Week returns this year from Sept 1 through Sept 18 with close to 300 eateries hosting exclusive lunch and dinner menus at special prices for dine-in, takeout and delivery.


Outside Cinemas

Outside Cinemas offers a fun drive-in movie experience in DTLA this weekend. You can enjoy selected movies from your car. You can also pre-order food or order on-site and the food will be delivered to your car. Ticket information and show times are available online. Outside Cinemas is committed to providing a contact-less experience, from dinning to check in. (Car Entry $25 + General Admission $12 per person.)


Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is open 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.


Pacific Park Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is open with limited hours, 10 am – 8 pm. You should enter the Pier from Ocean Front Walk. Not all businesses on the Pier will be open during this limited operation.


Live Music at Dana Wharf

Each Thursday and Friday in August, you can enjoy live musical performances at Dana Point Harbor. Performances are between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursdays and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Fridays. Check the website for a list of performers.


Picnics at the Mission

Take your family of up to 4, a blanket, and enjoy a memorable meal in the Mission’s historic Central Courtyard gardens among the arches, butterflies, fountains and hummingbirds this weekend. Take advantage of all the delicious restaurants in the downtown. Order take-out from one of the Heritage Tourism Association members on your way to the Mission for a picnic. This program will be offered every weekend in August.


Los Feliz Flea Market

On Saturday, Sept 12th, Los Feliz Flea Market will be back. They have doubled their space which means more Sellers while still allowing for plenty of spacing out in response to the pandemic. The event features great vintage and re-purposed Sellers and some great returning Sellers, music, food trucks, and more. Face covering is mandatory. If you are uncomfortable coming out, they have many of Sellers adding products daily to theoddmarket.com.


Battleship Iowa Museum

Battleship USS Iowa served our country proudly in WWII, Korea, and the Cold War.  Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and considered one of the region’s best outdoor museums for families and visitors of all ages. The outdoor museum is open during the pandemic.

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. Pick Your Own Roma tomatoes will take place Saturday, September 5 & Sunday, September 6 from 6am - 12pm.

What is open in Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens has reopened their doors to the visitors. 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.


CatCafé Lounge

CatCafe Lounge is LAs only nonprofit cat cafe, specializing in rehabilitating rescue cats, and is now open at 50% capacity. You can make a reservation to spend time with these cute rescue cats.


Taste of Knott's

Taste of Knott’s will celebrate classic flavors from around the park including new and one-of-a-kind  food, drink and merchandise offerings throughout Ghost Town, Fiesta Village and Boardwalk. With over 35 food and drink items to choose from, the Taste of Knott’s event will offer more food variety with the addition of Mexican-inspired cuisine, Knott’s famous BBQ offerings and classic Knott’s dishes pulled from the pages of the celebrated Knott’s Berry Farm Cookbook.


Graham Garden at Halo

Graham Garden at Halo in DTLA is now open. Graham Garden integrates Fountain Figures I-IV, a collection of graceful sculptures created by late Los Angeles artist Robert Graham, in a newly designed outdoor plaza at Halo.


Drive-in Movie at the Rose Bowl Stadium

Join Rose Bowl on Saturday, September 5th, at 4:30pm for a once in a lifetime showing of Pixar's Cars movie at the Rose Bowl Stadium Drive-In. Or See 20th Century Studios’ “The New Mutants” at the Rose Bowl Stadium – Drive-in Style through September 13th. (The tickets are $35 per car).


What is open in Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


Sanctuary Fitness

Sanctuary Fitness has a new outdoor format featuring Saturday HIIT Class and Thursday Sunset Yoga on ROW DTLA’s rooftop. Each class costs $15.


Soulcycle

Soulcycle in DTLA is bringing select studios outdoors for classes 7 days a week throughout the summer. The bikes are placed at least 6 feet apart.


Wildlife Learning Center

Wildlife Learning Center is open and offers tours to families. You need to wear masks, and maintaining the recommended 6-foot social distancing guidelines between your group and the tour guides.

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.


Chinatown Los Angeles

Exploring Los Angeles Chinatown is a rewarding adventure. Select restaurants and stores are open in Chinatown. Check the website for openings.

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.


What is open in Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


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. Click here for a list of restaurants and retails that are open now.


Westfield Mall Century City

Westfield Century City is open 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. Click here to find out if your nearest Westfield Mall is open.


Eataly Los Angeles

Eataly Los Angeles is open daily from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., and also for pick up and delivery with authentic Italian meals. DineLA is back this September 1-18 and Eataly LA is offering both outdoor dine-in and delivery options with rooftop Terra, Il Patio di Eataly, and Eataly To-Go. Check out the full offerings at eataly.com/losangeles and plan your dineLA experience Italian style!


Marina Del Rey WaterBus

Take a WaterBus for a unique water's-eye view of Marina del Rey with your family. Eight boarding stops throughout the Marina offer opportunities to dine, and recreate in one of the most beautiful Southern California residential and tourist areas.


What is open in Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


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.




What is open in Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


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 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.


Kids Ride Free Weekends

Each Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, your kids ride free on Metro. Adults pay $10 for a weekend pass while kids 17 and under ride for free. Each fare-paying adult may be accompanied by up to three children. The promotion is good on all Metrolink routes offering weekend service.


What is open in Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


Burton Chase Park

Burton Chase Park is open and you can enjoy the 10 acres of lush lawn and trees extended into the Marina’s main channel offering magnificent boat and ocean vistas.


Newport Landing & Davey’s Locker Whale Watching

See giant blue whales, finback whales, gray whales and many more in their natural habitat at a whale watching cruise! With one the largest marine protected parks just outside of Newport Bay, whales and dolphin of all types can be viewed as soon as you leave the bay. Use promo code ‘mommy50’ in the ‘promo code/voucher code’ box and it will take 50% off your entire whale watching order for whale watching in Newport Beach.


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 has reopened as of May 30th! Train and Trolley tickets are now available online. As they re-open their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have outlined safety precautions when visiting the museum.


What is open near Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


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.


iFLY

iFLY is the most technologically advanced body flying tunnels in the world.  Select iFLY locations are now open with reservation.

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!


What is open near Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


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.


The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn is excited to reopen to the public at California location, with new Gentle Drive-Thru. You can experience The Gentle Barn in a whole new way. This new drive-thru experience will take you behind the scene to areas of the California property that is normally not open to the public. Starting with a tour of the Sun Chlorella: Healing Center in Agua Dulce, just 10 miles up the road. Then down to the main Gentle Barn property, and ending with you casting a wish in the wishing well.


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.


OC Fair Food Drive-Thru

Enjoy some of the summer treats from the Orange County Fair with OC Fair Food Drive-Thru throughout of the month of September (Fridays through Sundays). Admission is free. Food is delivered to your car for to-go dinning. There will be no parking on-site. Check the website for the menu.


Los Rios Rancho

Los Rios Rancho is open in Glen Oak for apple picking through end of October. Join for their slow cooked meats, fresh baked goods, artisan crafts, mountainous nature trails, seasonal fruit picking, and country dances.  (1 1/2 hour drive from LA)


Stone Soup Farm

Apple picking season will start on the Labor's Day weekend at Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard. Enjoy meandering through the lush paths of the Woodland as you pick apples, press your own apple cider, tour the reproduction Farmhouse with interactive activities, and enjoy the beauty of the seasonal gardens. (1 1/2 hour drive from LA)


What is open near Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


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.


Pirates Dinner Adventure

Priates Dinner Adventure has reopened as of August 1st. Pirates Dinner Adventure is open with enhanced health and safety measures including a newly added outdoor area. They are operating with a limited capacity to comply with the latest government requirements. All guests must make a reservation in advance.

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.


Newport Dunes Waterfront

From Radiant Ride night tours to Southern California’s largest inflatable obstacle course, you’ll be amazed at how different you feel in the water, whether you’re making a splash at the Newport Dunes Water Park, cruising through the Marina, or meeting the friendly marine animals in the Back Bay. Newport Dunes Water Park & Watercraft Rentals, Marina & Boat Launch, Playground, and Village Market are all open.


What is open near Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge resort in Garden Grove is now open and offers both indoor water park fun and dry-land experiences. Your stay includes access to 105,000 sq ft water park's 14 slides, four pools kept at a warm 84 degrees year-round. Excluding the water park, all additional amenities are open to the public. This includes our restaurants, spas and MagiQuest.


Lake Casitas

Lake Casitas Recration is open for fishing, camping, bird watching, hiking and bike riding. Lake Casitas is one of the premier fishing lakes in the region and is known for its "world class" bass fishing.


Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Outdoor Areas including our Butterfly Pavilionat are now open to public. You need to reserve your tickets online in advance. Masks are required for anyone three years or older and must cover your nose and mouth at all times while on Museum property.

Santa Barbara Zoo

Online tickets purchased in advance are required for ALL guests, including Santa Barbara Zoo Members during the pandemic. To ensure adequate social distancing between guests, attendance is capped each day to limit the total number of guests in the Zoo at one time. No tickets required for children under 2.


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 & LEGOLAND Hotel

LEGOLAND California Hotel has reopened as of July 17th. To celebrate their reopening, LEGOLAND Hotel is offering rooms for just $169 per night. LEGOLAND has opened its SEALIFE AQUARIUM for labor's day weekend. Tickets are only $9.99 per person. Reservations are required.


What is open near Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!



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.


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.

What is open near Los Angeles? Here are more places that are open!


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.


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.


Mt Baldy Resort

Mount Baldy 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.


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.


You May Also Enjoy:


Best Places For Apple Picking Near Los Angeles That Are Open!


Pumpkin Patches near LA that are Planning to open in Fall 2020!


Halloween Events & Drive-Thru Haunted Houses 2020!