Echo Park Lake Pedal Boats

Best Pedal Boats, August 2014

Rented pedal boats have been gliding across Echo Park Lake since at least the 1980s, though the boathouse was closed for four years before reopening last summer. Seven days a week—weather permitting—you sign some forms, pay in cash ($10 an hour for adults, $5 for kids), and put on a life jacket. Then you’re off to cruise past lotuses and ducks. In the a.m. bring a latte from Square One at the Boathouse. Alcohol is verboten, but that hasn’t stopped some evening passengers