Here's What's Open Around Southern California

The coronavirus pandemic didn't just disrupt everyone's lives two months ago, it also forced the closure of businesses all over Southern California.

Now, as some of the safer-at-home restrictions are lifted and businesses begin to reopen, here's an updated list of places that are currently open:

Los Angeles County


Beaches in L.A. County were reopened last week for "active uses." Beachgoers must wear a mask and continue practicing social distancing practices. Not all activities at the beach are allowed.

Seal Beach will be reopened beginning Thursday. Beaches will be open from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. However, beachgoers will be required to remain active and no passive use, such as sunbathing, picnicking or canopies will be allowed.

Activities permitted include:

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Surfing

Not allowed/Closed:

  • Group sports
  • Picnicking
  • Sunbathing
  • Canopies and coolers
  • Beach parking lots
  • Bike Paths
  • Piers
  • Boardwalks

Beaches in Orange, Ventura, San Diego and Santa Barbara counties have also been reopened with similar restrictions in effect.

Trails and Parks

Here's what's open so far:

  • Descanso Gardens is open - Must have a reservation/ticket
  • Rose Bowl Loop
  • Angeles National Forest - 23 trails, 4 trail heads and 19 roads have been reopened, but with social distancing requirements.
  • Tennis and pickleball courts
  • Archery and shooting ranges
  • Equestrian centers
  • Community Gardens
  • L.A. City Trails
  • Golf Courses

What's closed:

Runyon Canyon Park


Many retail businesses are now open for curbside pickup.

Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted some of the safer-at-home restrictions, allowing lower-risk businesses to reopen for curbside, door side, outdoor pickup or delivery.

  • Bookstores
  • Clothing stores
  • Florists
  • Music Stores
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Toy stores
  • Car dealership showrooms
  • Retailers who are not located in an indoor mall or shopping center
  • Manufacturing and logistical-sector businesses
  • Restaurants can remain open for pickup or delivery, but still no dine-in service


Three tribal casinos in Southern California are set to reopen Friday after being shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa near Cabazon plans to open its hotel, casino and some of its restaurants at 2 p.m. Friday with additional safety measures, including temperature screenings and limited guest capacity, according to the Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians.
  • The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will reopen its Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella and Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms at 10 a.m., on Friday, also with new protective measures, including recently purchased air purification equipment and mandatory face coverings.
  • The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians announced it would reopen its Soboba Casino near San Jacinto at noon Wednesday, May 27, with new measures in place designed to guard against COVID-19.

This list will be updated as more restrictions are lifted.

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