If you want to get out and do some hiking but don't want to put on a couture outfit to go to Runyon Canyon, then go check out FRANKLIN CANYON LAKE AND PARK www.lamountains.com/planning_franklin.html in Beverly Hills (off of Coldwater Canyon). Franklin Canyon is only 10 minutes away from West Hollywood, but literally feels like it is 100 miles outside of LA. The 605 acre park has tons of hiking trails, a gorgeous lake and pond, as well as a nature center for the kids. If you are by yourself, it's a great place to get in a workout by either hiking the trails or jogging the one mile loop around the lake. If it's a family outing, there are picnic tables around the lake and a massive grass area in the lower section to picnic and let the kids run around. It's a win-win for everyone and such a great hidden treasure away of all the hustle and bustle of the city.