Echo Park Lake is Los Angeles’s natural haven and one-of-a-kind community hub. Stroll amongst the native flora and fauna, take in the local art scene, cruise across the water on a photogenic swan boat, or nosh on sweet and savory treats at Beacon Cafe. A staple landmark of the area since 1895, this East LA Park provides a natural haven that includes expansive lotus flower beds, wild geese and swans, and lush foliage. The park also serves as a community hub for countless local events and festivals, such as the annual Dragon Boat Race and Lotus Festival. You won’t want to miss this gorgeous LA oasis!