We love living and working in Sherman Oaks! Though it’s only half an hour from Downtown Los Angeles, it’s got a very different—almost suburban—vibe compared with the rush of LA. And if you’re looking for things to do in Sherman Oaks, trust us: You’ve got plenty of options. From the mind-boggling collection at the Getty to open-air farmers markets or the tranquil beauty of The Japanese Garden, there’s no limit to the things to do in Sherman Oaks!
The Higher Path’s Favorite Things to Do in Sherman Oaks
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049
We’ve written about this mind-boggling museum before in our “Top LA Attractions” post, but it bears repeating: A visit to the Getty Museum is an otherworldly plunge into history, architecture, and the mind-expanding pleasures of fine art. Occupying a stunning hilltop site north of Santa Monica, this world-class museum serves as a living reminder why Los Angeles is one of the nation’s—and the world’s—preeminent cultural destinations. Admission is free; parking is typically $20.
The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Voted #10 out of 300 public Japanese gardens in North America, this stunningly landscaped park is an oasis of serenity. From traditional Japanese handcrafts like Ichimonji tiles to the “Heavenly Floating” and “ZigZag” bridges crossing the tranquil pond, there’s no shortage of beautiful details to please the eye and calm the mind. Come to think of it, sounds a lot like something else we love.
Studio City Farmers Market
2052 Ventura Pl
Studio City, CA 91604
From hydroponic Japanese tomatoes to organic strawberries to fresh-baked breads to Salvadorean pupusas to Tropical Islands Bacon Dogs (trust us they’re amazeballs), this always-hopping market brings the best of SoCal produce, hot foods and artisanal foods to nearby Studio City every Sunday, rain or shine, from 8am to 2pm. There’s free parking at the CBS parking structure, and if you go once, you’ll probably find it’s way too easy to burn a few happy hours strolling among all the edible greenery!
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Skirball counts itself one of the world’s most dynamic Jewish cultural institutions, and it occupies a special place among Los Angeles’ leading cultural venues. Part museum, part educational facility and part performance center, the Skirball welcomes visitors of any religious faith or cultural tradition; we think it’s one of the city’s hidden treasures.
Van Nuys / Sherman Oaks Recreation Center
14201 Huston St
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
We love this sprawling city park! With walking paths, swimming pools, soccer and baseball and seemingly any other kind of field you could imagine, it’s an oasis plopped right in the middle of the city. Come to stretch your legs, expand your horizons, or just rest your mind.
Of course, the number one fun thing to do in the area is to stop by The Higher Path! Our Sherman Oaks dispensary offers high-quality cannabis products. Let us help you find the best ones for you! Or if you already know what you like, check out our online menu to order now.