10,000 Steps A Day In L.A. : 52 Walking Adventures

10,000 Steps A Day In L.A. : 52 Walking Adventures
Paul Haddad
September 2015
240
$16.95
Over 50 maps
New Releases, California
9781595800848
6 x 9
Trade Paper

10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also eager to explore Los Angeles, from its most legendary locations to its more hidden, unsung, and quirky sites.

In this first-ever book to explore the 10,000-steps lifestyle in Los Angeles, author Paul Haddad takes readers on a journey through the city's streets, beaches, mountains, rivers, reservoirs, and parks. He includes 10,000-step walks from throughout the Southland, from Simi Valley to the South Bay, and Pasadena to Pacific Palisades.

Tread the grounds of a defunct Disney attraction called Dwarfland. Trace the extinct canals of Venice Beach. Stroll the shortest Main Street in America. Discover hidden streams, secret murals, lost cities, Hollywood haunts, houses made of stone, and parks that time forgot!

10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. features:

  • 52 walks containing 10,000 steps
  • Detailed maps and directions
  • Descriptions of the terrain, walking surface, and dog-friendliness of each walk
  • Ideal picnic spots
  • Parking suggestions
  • Sidebars with colorful trivia and anecdotes

Most importantly, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. offers a sense of fun and discovery about Los Angeles that makes the goal of 10,000 steps easy to attain. Readers need only bring their feet—pedometers are optional!

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Author Information
Paul Haddad

is the author of High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania:
A Fan’s History of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Glory Years 1977–1981
. It was chosen as one of the top baseball books of 2012 by the Los Angeles Daily News and earned praise from the L.A. Times, Fox News, NBC News, Yahoo!, ESPN Radio, and CBS Radio. Born in Hollywood, Haddad has contributed essays about Los Angeles to the L.A. Times and the Huffington Post. When he is not writing books, he works as a television writer and executive producer.

Reviews

“Walking 10,000 steps a day—roughly five miles—is a popular health mantra that Paul Haddad married with the idea of exploring unfamiliar parts of the Southland in his book, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.
— Arin Mikailian, Glendale News-Press

“Los Angeles is the perfect place to walk and Angelenos are embracing it. Realtors tout walkability indexes. Road diets are making biking and walking easier. Pedestrians are being given priority in city planning. And finally, our weather is second to none. The book charts out 52 easy walks you can take—one for each weekend of the year.”
— Nancy Cruz, KTLA-5 News

“In his book, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A., Paul Haddad does something pretty special: he gives you 52 walking adventures and he introduces you to hidden Los Angeles—those places that you drive by, fly over, and otherwise don’t even realize they are there. You can strap on your FitBit (or other apparatus of choice) and get out and explore. . . . Going through the different tours, I found a few that I put on the top of my list of family outings.”
This Talk Ain’t Cheap blog

“Beyond burning calories, each walk is a cultural wakeup call of 52 area locations.”
— Lori Corbin, ABC–7 News

“The great thing about L.A. is you haven’t seen everything, and you can go on a different adventure. That’s what I love about this book. You may not be able to get out of town for a weekend, but you can spend three hours doing an adventure in a place you’ve never been to.”
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“In his book, 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A., Paul Haddad does something pretty special: he gives you fifty-two walking adventures and he introduces you to hidden Los Angeles—those places that you drive by, fly over, and otherwise don’t even realize are there.”
—ThisTalkAintCheap.com