How long have I lived here and had no idea one of the busiest places in Los Angeles had its own lake? Literally just off the notoriously congested 101 there’s a serene oasis known as Lake Hollywood. You have to drive through a sleepy residential area through narrow, windy roads, and voila! A reservoir of sparkling blue water that seems to float above the hazy smoggy city below.
Surrounding the lake is a lush walking trail and a park. There’s no doubt hiking trails to the Hollywood sign, given how close it is, but the neighborhood is very lovely as well, lined with quaint houses and flowering trees lining the lanes.
It’s a great place for some peace and quiet, and a lot of fun to just get lost in for a few hours.