What is Open in Los Angeles This 4th of July Weekend?

Updated: Jul 13

Here is a big list of all places that are open in and near Los Angeles this 4th of July weekend that you can enjoy responsibly this weekend with your family while practicing social distancing!



The big list of places that are open in and near Los Angeles this 4th of July weekend:


Westfield Mall Century City

Westfield Century City is open now 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 have 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. Click here for a list of restaurants and retails that are open.


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. Open restaurants include Buca di Beppo, Crepe Café, Blaze Pizza, Johnny Rockets, Pizza Hut/KFC, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Voodoo Doughnut. 


Aquarium of the Pacific

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


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.


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.


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.



Hollywood Bowl To-Go Dinners

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


Gilchrist Farm

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


Exposition Park

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


Hancock Park

Hancock 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.



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.


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!


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.


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.


Paramount Drive-In Theatre

The Drive in theatre reopened as of May 29, 2020. 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.



Southern California Railway Museum

Southern California Railway Museum has reopened! As they re-open their doors, they have outlined safety precautions when visiting the museum.


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.


Davey's Locker

The scenic coastline sets the backdrop for an unforgettable whale watching adventure, featuring sightings of giant blue whales, humpback whales, several species of dolphins, sea lions, and more.


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.


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.


Los Alamitos Fireworks

The City of Los Alamitos and the City of Seal Beach will be hosting a Drive-Up 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Gates will open at 7:15 p.m. for vehicle entrance only and the show is expected to begin at 9:00 p.m.


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.


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.


California Parasail

If you are a thrill seeker, you can admire the breathtaking views of Newport Beach, Catalina Island or Long Beach as you parasail 800 feet above the ground.


South Coast Botanic Garden

The garden is open for walk or hike from 8am to 8pm. Both members and general public requires to buy tickets in advance with reservations. You are required to wear protective face coverings and maintain the required safe physical distance from others.


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.



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 offering small household charters. 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.


4th of July Flyover

Three WWII-era aircraft will be flyingover the cities of Orange, Buena Park and La Habra in celebration of the holiday, and to honor service men and women.The planes are expected to fly over Orange at about 2 p.m., make their way to Buena Park by about 2:15 p.m., and end their flyover over La Habra at about 2:30 p.m.


Movies Under The Moon in Anaheim

attend a drive-in movie theater experience at the City National Grove of Anaheim, where both concessions and restrooms will be available on-site and regulated through a mobile app. Two of America’s most patriotic films will be playing: Shrek and Independence Day. 


Catalina Express

Catalina Express continues to operate round-trip service to Catalina Island from our Long Beach and Dana Point terminals. All passengers and employees are required to wear a face covering or mask when in the terminals or on board the vessels.


Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano reopened on June 13th. It is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with restrictions. Explore lush gardens, koi-filled fountains, museum rooms, original adobe buildings and the Ruins of the Great Stone Church.


Mt Baldy 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 Zoo and San Diego Safari Parks

The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are ope again as of June 20, 2020. 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.


Oasis Camel Dairy near San Diego

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

Las Vegas’ resorts and hotel-casinos reopened throughout Nevada as of June 4th! Along the Las Vegas Strip, about one-third of the resorts have reopened to welcome guests. Click here for the list of Hotels and Casinos that are open.