Best Place to Roller Skate

Forest Park

Ahh, roller-skating. That fabled, so very California recreation of the '70s and '80s. Who among us hasn't dreamed of cruising the Santa Monica Pier with Jack, Janet and Chrissy from Three's Company? Or about joining our favorite journalist, Fletch, as he rolls his ankle boots past the beaches of LA? Alas, our town doesn't have the ocean, boardwalks and palm trees that so often accompany Hollywood's version of roller-skating. But we do have Forest Park. The urban oasis offers skaters a 5.6-mile asphalt path complete with hills, flat spots and — most important for roller skaters — plenty of people to check you out as you glide by like Adonis on eight wheels.

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