The 15th edition of the Great Los Angeles Walk returns on Saturday, November 21! (Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving.) This socially distant edition is returning to Wilshire Blvd. -- and this year, there's no set time, just get out there and explore L.A.'s grand boulevard!
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Email to Great LA Walk Subscribers: Join Us!
The Great Los Angeles Walk returns with a Socially Distanced edition on Saturday, November 21!
Hi everyone -- It's been a tough year, and we honestly debated whether to keep the Great Los Angeles Walk going in 2020 or skip a year. Ultimately, we decided to compromise: Keep the Walk, but scale it back this year. So the good news: the GREAT LOS ANGELES WALK is back for its 15th edition — and we're returning to our favorite street, Wilshire Boulevard — a.k.a., Los Angeles' "Grand Concourse."
To keep things safe, we won't be gathering together at the start of the Walk like we normally do. This year, it's up to you to decide when you want to hit the pavement, at Wilshire and Grand Ave. in Downtown Los Angeles (the official start point). And more than ever, without a specific time to start or stop, this will allow you a chance to really explore Wilshire's 15.6 miles to the ocean.
Along the way, as you hike down L.A.’s grand boulevard, you will encounter historic buildings like Bullock’s Wilshire and the Wiltern Theatre; attractions such as MacArthur Park and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the remains of L.A. icons that fell to the wrecking ball, such as the Ambassador Hotel and Perino’s.
You'll pass through a diverse cross-section of the region, including Downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Westwood and Santa Monica.
Everyone will be encouraged to explore the city in a safe way, and follow proper safety protocols, such as wearing a mask and maintaining a proper distancing from others. From there, they should explore the city, document what they see and share that experience with others. We won't be able to document our start and journey as a group this year, but we will be able to chronicle it virutally.
If you're new to the event, here's the basics: This is an unofficial event, which means you're walking on your own accord. (Obviously, as there's no fee of any kind.) It sounds like a long walk, but it's an all-day event where people talk their time to explore, eat, meet and have fun. You can walk as much or as little as you want. You can walk as fast or as slow as you want. You can meet us half way. It's all up to you. Bring your friends, tell your neighbors. We're a little grassroots event that gets bigger each year.
There will be no celebration at the end, but take tons of photos at the start, finish and in between, and we'll put together a virtual collage of everyone.