With the sound of LA traffic in the distance, you can still escape on an adventure in the middle of LA! While it's still LA summer weather, there are great activities and parks along the LA River that you should utilize for a "staycation." Many Angelenos misconceive the LA River as ugly and completely covered with concrete. However, there are portions of the 51-miles that ACTUALLY look like a river. You can kayak, walk, or bike along it and admire the beauty of our own hidden oasis.