How to Spend Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Here it is – the weekend we’ve all been waiting for. The official start of the summer. Except this year things are different…

This year, MDW is full of cancelled fiestas and wishes of being at that Vegas Diplo set or your favorite 5 star resort in Tulum. As the country slowly begins to open up, we still have a lot of things we can’t do. But, we’re here to tell you that there are things we CAN do – safely of course!

First, here are the things we still can’t do:

-Engage in gatherings of more than ten people, both indoors and outdoors.

-Be outside without a mask. We are all required to wear a mask when we are doing anything outside.

-Be less that 6ft from other people when outside. It’s encouraged to be at least 6ft away from other people when outside (14-20 feet is even better).

Now, here are some things that are open this weekend for you to do. Again, be sure to wear your mask and follow social distancing rules whenever you’re outside.

LA County Beaches

Open for active recreation only. This means swimming, surfing, running, walking, and biking. No laying out, gathering or sitting on the beach. Facilities like restrooms, parking lots and volleyball courts will be closed.

LA County Trails and Parks

This includes outdoor golf courses and tennis courts. Most trails are open for hikes, but check online before heading out. FYI: Runyon Canyon is still closed. Griffith Park is open, but the observatory is closed.

Descanso Gardens and the L.A. Arboretum

Open with limited capacity. First come, first serve. Make sure to purchase tickets online before going.

CA State Parks

With the exception of Los Encinos State Historic Park, Pio Pico State Historic Park, Simon Rodia State Historic Park (Watts Towers), and the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, all other CA State parks are open.

Farmers Markets

The City of LA, Pasadena, Santa Monica and Culver City all have farmers markets open this weekend.

Drive-In Movie Theaters

Both the Mission Tiki Drive-In theater in Montclair and the Van Buren Drive-In theater in Riverside have opened with restrictions. You can check out the show times on their sites.

So, although you won’t be able to party like a rockstar this weekend, there are still plenty of fun things you can do. Rent a bike and ride down the beach, play a game of golf, buy fresh flowers at the market or round up the kids for a nostalgic movie night. Whatever you choose to do this weekend, do it safely.

Know of something open that’s not listed here? Let us know about it in the comments!



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