Will Rogers State Historic Park
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If you’ve ever fantasized about leaving this world for the grassy meadow depicted on the Hidden Valley ranch bottle, may we suggest planning a picnic at Will Rogers State Historic Park? The grassy oasis in question is the former estate of Will Rogers himself. It lies in the Santa Monica Mountains in the Pacific Palisades area, and you’ll find hiking trails, polo fields, and dogs, lots of dogs. In addition to plopping on the grass and pretending you are a crudite stick, it’s nice to hike the 2.1 Inspiration loop, or point and stare at a horse and say “horse!” Grab a panini or salad at Edo Bites or an under-$10 burger or high-stacked sandwich from Palisades Garden Cafe.