When it comes to beautiful scenery, there's no doubt that the Golden State has so much to offer. During your next visit, we've found one of the best places to see it all. Did you know that there is a secret swing in Elysian Park, Los Angeles that sends you soaring over the best views in the city?\nFrom bright pink walls on Melrose street to kitschy coffee shops, palm trees, and Hollywood sights, it's nearly impossible to get a good photo here without a massive line.\nWe've found a place to beat most of the crowds and still get an incredible view.\nThe trek to these swings is a little off the beaten path, but very worthwhile.\nIf you want to get an early start and beat the crowds, the best time to head out is in the morning. The park opens at 8 a.m.daily and closes at 9 p.m.\nTo get there, search for "Swing on Top of Elysian Park" in your phone's maps. This will take you directly to the trailhead.\nOnce you get there, you'll take a steep quarter-mile walk to reach the top. Since there is some loose gravel on the trail, make sure to wear steady shoes.\nView this post on Instagram 19 🎀 A post shared by @ t.rxpalo on Feb 21, 2020 at 7:17pm PST\nIf you want to know a local's pro tip, visit a few days after the rain.\nChances are, you can see the city after some of the smog has lifted, leaving bright blue skies and a little extra sunshine to go around.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by #EatPrayLoveTravel_ (@eatpraylovetravel_)\nWhy not bring a group of your BFFs and enjoy a picnic at the top? You can take turns snapping pics of each other on the Instagrammable swings.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by World view (@la_spot.jp)\nWhile you're in the area, you should also check out this glass slide in the U.S. Bank Tour. You can soar 1,000 feet above the city in a completely transparent tube!\nSwing on Top of Elysian Park\nPrice: Free\nLocation: Park Row Dr., Los Angeles, CA\nWhy You Should Go: You can soar on a secret swing over the best views of LA.\nPhoto Inspo\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.