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By Deb Flomberg

rsz lapark The Los Angeles State Historic Park: Where History And Recreation Meet

(Credit, Courtesy State of California Parks and Recreation)

No need to go for a long drive outside of Los Angeles to find some wide open space perfect for a picnic or some fun recreation time. Los Angeles State Historic Park is 32 acres of space located right in the heart of the city next to Chinatown. You can easily spend a whole day here, just enjoying the beautifully kept terrain and finding ways to enjoy the space while spending some quality time with your family outdoors. 

Wander the many paths that are part of Los Angeles State Historic Park and enjoy a walk, jog or bring some skates and go rollerskating or rollerblading. Bring a bicycle and go for a ride or pack a picnic and enjoy a family meal under the shade of a beautiful tree. And since you are bringing along the whole family, pack a kite, enjoy the cool breeze and see how high your kids can fly the kite.

If you locate the boundary of recycled glass in the park, you may notice that it marks the approximate shape of the Pacific Hotel, which was opened in this location in 1879. This historic hotel, while no longer there, once served 25 minute meals to the many River Station passengers that passed by when the Southern Pacific Railroad’s River Station was in operation. Thousands of people from all over the world arrived at this location, and you can spot the location of the hotel by that recycled glass boundary.

Enjoy your day out as a family at the Los Angeles State Historic Park by starting out in the 2013 C63 AMG Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll love the comfort and elegance that you get with such a stylish car, and you’ll be happy to arrive at the park in true Mercedes-Benz luxury. Plus, it’s roomy enough to handle your whole family, that picnic lunch, a few kites, your roller skates and just about anything else you need for your day under the sun.  

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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