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11 Senior-Friendly Things to do in Los Angeles

Dec 12, 2022 3:25:35 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living

Los Angeles is a sprawling city in Southern California full of life, good food, entertainment, and golden coast beaches. As the center of the nation’s film and television industry as well, Los Angeles is an iconic city in terms of media film, and tourist destinations like the Hollywood sign, Paramount Studios, Universal, and Warner Brothers. Whether you are looking for Hollywood glamor, a stroll along a boardwalk, luxury shopping, somewhere amazing to dine, or want to soak up some culture, there is so much to see and do in and around the Los Angeles area.

There are so many great places to explore and things to do in L.A. Pacifica Senior Living has several communities in and around Los Angeles, from our luxury community Hollywood Hills Senior Living, to Sakura Gardens Los Angeles right in the heart of LA. A number of other communities can be found in the greater Los Angeles area, including Pacifica Senior Living Chino Hills, Pacifica Senior Living Hillsborough, Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard, Pacifica Senior Living Newport Mesa, Pacifica Senior Living Northridge, Pacifica Senior Living Riverside, Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita, Pacifica Senior Living South Coast, Gardens at Northridge, Meridian at Anaheim Hills, Meridian at Laguna Hills and West Park Senior Living.

Each of our communities has its own unique atmosphere and style, depending on your preference, and we also offer a range of care options depending on need including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Respite options. In all of our communities, we love being able to send our residents on excursions, day trips, and local outings to enjoy some of the many attractions and sights in and around Los Angeles.


  1. Griffith Observatory

    pacifica Senior Living residents at Griffith observatory
    One of the biggest attractions in Los Angeles is the Griffith Observatory. The observatory is located on the south facing side of Mount Hollywood and offers an impressive view of downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. Visitors can enjoy exhibits, look through telescopes, experience the planetarium, and learn about the cosmos.

  2. Dolby Theatre

    A pacifica Senior Living resident at dolby theatreThe Dolby Theatre is also located in Hollywood, and is a live-performance auditorium. It is best known for hosting the annual Academy Awards ceremony, but also hosts a number of other live theatre and televised performances. While not hosting an event, visitors can tour the venue and take in the impressive stage and its history.

  3. Planes of Fame Air Museum

    pacifica Senior Living residents at planes of fame museumThe planes of Fame Air Museum is located in Chino, California, just outside of L.A. The museum hosts various aircraft, including both actively flying and stationary craft. The museum was created to preserve historically important aircraft, and many of these planes are on display at the Chino location. Chino Airport, where the museum is located, was also once the home of the Army Air Corps facility Cal-Aero Academy which trained over 10,000 pilots prior to WWII. Visitors can learn the history while taking in the impressive aircrafts from years past.

  4. Shopping

    Los Angeles is well known for its many shopping opportunities. Whether you want to check out boutique shops on Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue or you prefer to browse The Grove shopping center, the possibilities for shopping are endless.

  5. Marina Del Rey

    8-Dec-12-2022-11-12-38-3326-PMMarina Del Rey is a lovely seaside community in Los Angeles, known for its major boating and water recreation harbor. The Port itself is the largest man-made harbor for small sized watercrafts in North America, and it holds roughly 5,000 boats. It is a great destination for those seeking a charming seaside community. Beaches, cycling paths and boardwalks make for a great day trip, and a variety of cafes, bars, parks and restaurants dot the area.

  6. Downtown Oxnard

    pacifica Senior Living residents in OxnardOxnard is a charming town full of history, character, and culture. It is home to the Carnegie Art Museum, Historic Plaza Park, Heritage Square and tons of old town charm. Whether you are visiting a local farmers market, trying out one of the many authentic restaurants, or attending a local event, this little town is full of life and things to do.

  7. Mandalay State Beach

    Mandalay State Beach is located in the town of Oxnard, and is a State owned and protected beach area. The region features wetlands, coastal dunes, and gorgeous sand beaches. The beach is open to the public throughout most of the year, but does contain some protected areas. The region is popular for protected species the Western Snowy Plovers, and the beach closes during nesting season.

  8. Point Mugu Missile Park

    15-3Located in the  Point Mugu Naval Air Station  is Ventura County, Pt. Mugu Missile Park is home to various missiles and aircraft that were tested at the Naval Air station. These are arranged in an open air park for easy access, and visitors can enjoy seeing the missiles and craft up close and personal. This free attraction is a great way to take in an impressive piece of history.

  9. Ventura Botanical Gardens and Serra Cross

    pacifica Senior Living residents at Serra CrossThe Ventura Botanical gardens is a 107 acre site with impressive views of the California coast, downtown Ventura and the Channel Islands. The gardens contain some 30,000 plants in five different climate zones. Within the gardens sits the Serra Cross, located on the top of a hulk overlooking the Ventura stands. It is thought that the cross was first erected as early as 1782 during the founding of Mission san Buenaventura.

  10. Waypoint Cafe

    pacifica Senior Living residents at Waypoint CafeThere are so many great restaurants, eateries, bistros and cafes in the Los Angeles Area. Whether you are looking for Michelin star dining, celebrity chef inspired cuisine, or something a little more casual, there is something for every taste and budget. The Waypoint cafe has quickly become a popular destination for both its food and its quirk style. The cafe is located in the Cabrillo Airport, and offers views of incoming and outgoing airplanes while you dine.

  11. Lake Mission Viejo

    pacifica Senior Living residents at Lake Mission Viejo
    ake Mission Viejo is a reservoir created for recreation in Mission Viejo, Orange County, California. The lake is visually impressive, and contains two beaches, a picnic area, boating, fishing, and water recreation. The area also hosts a number of seasonal events and festivals which draw visitors each year. 

If you or your loved one is thinking of making the move to a Senior Living Community in LA or the LA area, reach out to us! Our friendly team is avail to answer any questions and help you along the journey to finding your new home. Call us, chat, check out our websites, or schedule a personal tour of one of our communities. We're sure you'll find a community that's right for you. 


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