If you’re looking for something to do this Saturday that’s a bit different than your usual hiking fare, the fourth annual Great Los Angeles Walk will be hiking through the city of Los Angeles all day.

This year, the Walk returns to Wilshire Boulevard, and will hike from One Wilshire in Downtown L.A. all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The hike isn’t done for any particular cause, charity, or reason, but it’s a great way to get better acquainted with the city that you probably spend more time driving through than walking in.

LACMA looking away

Details are available on the Great Walk L.A. web site. The hike starts at Pershing Square at 9:30AM, breaks for lunch at the Miracle Mile (might I suggest either the LACMA cafe or Black Dog Coffee for lunch?) and ends with a dinner around 5PM at Border Grill in Santa Monica.

If you can’t commit to a full day of Wilshire walking, you can also track the group’s progress on Twitter and see when they’re strolling through your neck of the woods, too.

If you need a bit of inspiration to lace up your boots (or good sneakers) for this, Wilshire Boulevard has some of the best remaining art deco architecture in L.A. The Los Angeles Conservancy has just launched a new web site devoted to highlighting some of the buildings along the road, and is chock full of historic photos and detailed histories of the buildings themselves.

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