Surrounded by Elysian Park, Elysian Valley, Silver Lake, and Chinatown, Echo Park is a historic neighborhood in which you can find a series of well-known places like the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium or the Echo Park Lake up to some of Echo Park’s hidden gems like the Wildflower trail. Read on if you want to know more about some of these places!
Lemon Frog Shop
If you are looking for vintage items, the Lemon Frog Shop is the place to visit. Located at the border of Echo Park and Silverlake on Alvarado and Sunset, they are one of Los Angeles’ most unique vintage clothing boutiques for women. With a variety of pieces from the 1950s to the 80s, they receive new inventory every day. From new wave to hippie, disco, punk, glam, mod, bombshell to bohemian, there is a different shopping experience for every type of customer. Furthermore, there is something for everyone at all price ranges.
Yes, we know it, there are taco trucks everywhere in Los Angeles. What you will not find is one that is parked in Von’s parking lot at Alvarado and Montana from 10 AM until 3 AM (!) on Mondays and Fridays. Whether you want tacos or mulitas, toasted tortillas, burritos… Taco Zone is the place to be. Pro tip: Try the Suadero (rib meat).
Chavez Ravine Arboretum
North of the Dodgers Stadium, the Chavez Ravine Arboretum is the first one of its kind in Southern California. Founded 130 years ago by the Los Angeles Horticultural Society, the arboretum is located in Elysian Park and features over 100 different tree varieties from all over the world. Some of those trees are the oldest and largest of their kind in the state, and sometimes in the United States.
Admission to the arboretum is free of charge, and sightings of birds will accompany your visit.