Experts have been warning us for years about the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. And if you spend a lot of time driving your kids around from one activity to another, the whole family is probably in need of a way to stay active on a regular basis. Walking is an easy and convenient way to increase movement in your day-to-day life, and while Los Angeles isn’t a city that’s typically known for its walkability, there are a handful of neighborhoods that offer the ability to ditch your car for a productive stroll. Here is a list of the Best Walkable Neighborhoods for Families in Los Angeles.
There’s no need for a car when it comes to running daily errands in WeHo. With great restaurants, workout studios, and grocery stores stockpiled together, you can get your steps in while also checking off everything on your to-do list.
Beverly Grove /Fairfax
Thanks to The Grove shopping center and The Original Farmers Market, the Beverly Grove and Fairfax area is a great neighborhood to explore on foot –– especially with the little ones in tow. In addition to great shopping options, the neighborhood is also home to great, kid-friendly museums like LACMA and the La Brea Tar Pits so you can take the family on an educational outings.
Santa Monica is widely regarded as one of the most walkable areas in Los Angeles County and for good reason – families can walk to the beach, the market or one of the great shopping streets in town. One trip over to 3rd Street Promenade will leave you in awe of all the retail and food options you can cover in a quick walk –– including plenty of kid-friendly favorites.
There’s almost no need to leave Sunset Boulevard to have the perfect day in Silver Lake. Whether you need to caffeinate at a local coffee shop, re-energize with some unique global cuisines, or just relax by the reservoir, this East Side neighborhood has got you covered.
The Valley often has a suburban feel to it, and Studio City is no exception. Your kids can walk to the neighborhood’s award-winning schools and you can shop to your heart’s content on Ventura Boulevard.
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