Address: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, US
Descanso Gardens truly is the place to go to get away from it all. Open year-round, this urban retreat is an incredible natural adventure, including all kinds of flowers, forests, and waterfalls. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the gardens sit on 160 acres and offer spectacular views. It’s a truly incredible place to take kids, but know that you can’t picnic on the grounds! Meredith Alexander likes to come here with her sons and film fun movies using nature as a set: our last one was an Indiana Jones kind of thing with my son in a pith helmet and whip.” There’s also a great gift shop!