Los Angeles Zoo & Autry Center
RIght next to each other is the world-class LA Zoo with its botanical gardens and the Autry National Center, the museum of western history and its peoples. Between them there is a full day of activities....if you have the stamina.
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LA Zoo: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 644-4200. The Autry Center is across the street. Both have ample parking and dining options.
Car: Take the I-5 fwy. Exit at the 134 East and follow the signs for Zoo Drive.
Transit:From downtown, take the 96 Bus and exit at the LA Zoo stop.
Griffith Park - With over 4,210 acres, this is the largest park in LA. It offers ample parking and numerous bike paths for the LA River.