Spring break is right around the corner and we are all in desperate need of some fresh air and sunny skies. Roller rinks aren’t an option quite yet but in the meantime, let us enjoy some outdoor fun. Nothing beats strapping on your favorite pair of skates and rolling down the boardwalk, feeling the cool spring breeze. Here are three locations where you can get moving in the city of Angels, Los Angeles:
Venice, oh Venice, you’ll find the laid-back California lifestyle every day of the week. Roller skating is HUGE here, with an eclectic mix of fantastic roller skaters jamming out throughout the coastline. This location is not exclusive to roller skating either, so if your squad consists of a few roller skaters and a few skateboarders, everyone is welcomed with open arms. Venice’s only downside is that it is usually pretty busy since it’s one of the most visited beaches by tourists in LA county. Nonetheless, this is the essential SoCal vibe destination.
About 30 minutes south of Venice is Hermosa Beach. The vibe is very similar to Venice and the ambiance is perfect for a roller skating day! Hermosa literally translates to “Gorgeous” in Spanish and let me tell you, the name is not in vain with chill vibes, good food and beautiful Southern California views. The most remarkable feature here, aside from the beach, is that you’ll be able to skate on the boardwalk, which is 1,140 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean. Again, the views are incredible; images don’t do this beach justice. We promise you’ll have so much fun in the sun here!
Suppose you're trying to skate for hours on end, speeding through feeling the breeze; in that case, you have to head to the LA River Trail. The paved, nearly 10-mile trail runs alongside the LA River through the heart of Los Angeles. Seasoned roller skaters love this location precisely because of the long straight path that will keep you moving forward and entertained until your legs give out, literally! This spot is also interesting because you get a downtown LA vibe with infrastructures and natural elements. You will find yourself surrounded by all kinds of fun activities, like, skateboarding, biking and of course, roller skating. If you’re in town, check it out!