Metropolis Brings The Outdoors To You
Science shows that spending time outdoors is directly linked to numerous positive effects on the body. At Metropolis, we know just how important getting that breath of fresh air is even while juggling a fast-paced city lifestyle. That's why we've brought the outdoors to you in form of a 1.5-acre Sky Park. Take a walk through our lush meditation garden situated amidst green foliage and plenty of seating to lounge in peace or with a good read. Bring your yoga practice outdoors to strengthen your body and mind while absorbing the benefits of Vitamin D. Plentiful grass areas allow you to set up a space to your liking and bring focus to your mat. Enjoy an afternoon nap outdoors in the comfort of a private resort-style cabana perfectly situated poolside for when you're ready to take a dip. The Metropolis lifestyle is all about finding the perfect balance while living in a city that's always on the go.
Get Outside And Enjoy This Amazing Spring Weather
As Angelenos embrace being maskless outdoors, we've compiled a list of alfresco activities to take in the fresh air and indulge in this gorgeous spring weather. From the mountain ranges to beautiful botanical gardens, here are the spots you will need to know about to enjoy this divine new season.
LOS ANGELES HIKING TRAILS
Work up a sweat by conquering the trails that provide stunning city views and spring flowers. Some hikes are lengthy, so pack accordingly with plenty of water and food for a picnic break. The Historic Downtown Farmer's Market is a great place to stock up on fresh local produce before your adventure!
Griffith Park – Known as The Charlie Turner Trail to Mount Hollywood, this trail is one of the only to offer a 360-degree view spanning from the Verdugo Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Starting at the north side of the Observatory parking lot, a path guides you ending at the sighting of picnic tables. Satisfy your hunger while taking in the Downtown skyline and a close-up look at the Hollywood sign.
Escondido Falls – Located near Malibu, this 3.7-mile trail leads to one of the biggest waterfalls in Southern California. This two-tiered, 150-foot cascade pours down a series of limestone rocks displaying a breathtaking sight. Note that this trail involves crisscrossing streams, so rock hopping may be necessary.
Crescenta View Trail – Get out and get hiking on this breathtaking trail. Just 17 miles from Metropolis is the Crescenta View Trail. A moderate 8-mile hiking trail with beautiful wildflowers and incredible views of Los Angeles.
Take advantage of the clear skies and sunshine while strolling through colorful botanical gardens. Some of these gardens do require reservations or tickets prior to entry, so be sure to check their website before you head out.
Descanso Gardens – A visit to Descanso Gardens means experiencing nine botanical collections, including 600 varieties of camellia, five acres of roses, a Japanese garden with cherry blossoms, California native plants, warm-season lilacs, and spring bulbs. There is a redwood forest, streams, a lake, as well as a bird sanctuary at this urban retreat. Take the time to explore the historic Boddy House, the contemporary art gallery, the cafe, or the gift shop. Check out the website for programmed events such as morning yoga, weekend walks, story time for kids, gardening tutorials, and annual festivals.
Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens – The Huntington Library is spread out over 120 acres, which are divided into 12 separate gardens. The gardens are divided into several themes, including a Children's Garden, Desert Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden, Lily Ponds, and Subtropical and Jungle Garden. Among the many attractions, there is a 1.5-acre lake, a teahouse, and waterfalls in the Garden of Flowering Fragrance, as well as one of the biggest collections of cacti and succulents in the Desert Garden.