Moving to Los Feliz: 5 Exciting Things to Do in this Stunning LA Town

Popular for being a gateway to Griffith Park, Los Feliz is a stunning town with a lot more to offer. Indeed, there is no shortage of things to do in Los Feliz, from enjoying good food and stepping back in history to gazing at the stars and watching old movies. If you are considering buying a home in Los Feliz, you will run out of days in a year before you run out of places to visit in this charming LA town. Here are five places, however, that should be top on your to-do list. 

Explore Nature at Griffith Park

While you are visiting homes for sale in Los Feliz, make sure to make a stop at the iconic Griffith Park. Stepping into this location will feel like walking into a fairytale, what with the breathtaking mix of landscaped paths and native chaparral. Attractions to look forward to include the over 4,310 acres of rugged hiking trails, picnic areas, museums, coyotes, canyons, caves, and a rich albeit haunted history.

Shop Interior Décor at Wacko Soap Plant

Once you find a home in Los Feliz, and especially if you love kitschy art, go by Wacko Soap Plant to shop for some décor. Known locally as Wacko’s, this curiosity stop and bookstore features a gallery out back and a collection of exciting furniture pieces and accessories you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Popular selections include unicorn floor mats, Mao Tse-tung wall art Mexican death figurines, Japanese bobbleheads, jalapeno string lights, and Betty Page shower curtains.

Catch an Old-Timey Movie at Vista Theater

If you love old cinema, you will love this historic gem. This one-screen theater uses actual film reels to bring you the best movies of past time amidst kitschy Egyptian-themed wall decorations and large Art Deco light fixtures. The environment is enough to make you feel like you are stepping back in time to get a hug from a favorite uncle. The manager, Victor Martinez, even dresses up for the openings. 

Peer into Space at the Griffith Observatory

Next to Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory is the next most iconic place to visit in Los Feliz. Opened over eight decades ago, the vista is breathtaking and open day and night (until 10) to the public. The inside is teeming with art and science and you and your loved ones can enjoy a planetarium show and exhibits such as the Tesla coil and Foucault pendulum. The roof also features a 12-inch refracting telescope although it is often crowded. But there is a reflecting telescope on the front lawn.

Catch a Meal and a Show at Rockwell Table and Stage

After a long day of exploring, you can catch a meal at the Los Feliz Table and Stage. Meals – lunch and dinner – are served alfresco on the patio, at the bar lounge, or inside the restaurant and accompanied by live performances. Among other things, you can enjoy comedy shows, live bands, and cabaret.

Explore Los Feliz Real Estate with the Longfellow + Leach Team

The many sights and sounds of this LA town are just part of the draw of the Los Feliz real estate market. Los Feliz also boasts a rich heritage reflected in its homes, which include charming Mediterranean villas, Spanish Colonial Revivals, some modern condos, and more. If you are intrigued by culture, history, and a vibrant welcoming community, reach out to the Longfellow + Leach Team today to explore active listings.