A regular Friday the 13th is bad enough, but when that fateful date happens to land in the month of October, it’s enough to make even the least superstitious people think twice about black cats and broken mirrors. If the day has you and your crew feeling a little unlucky, read on to discover how to turn things around with a visit to some of the luckiest spots in town.

Knock on Bamboo

The Chinese believe bamboo is a sign of good luck, so why not take a walk through a bamboo grove? At Orcutt Ranch in West Hills your little explorers will love strolling through the acres of orchards that were once a private ranch, but are now a public park. Besides a rose garden, walking paths and picnic areas, the ranch includes a bamboo grove, where towering poles of bamboo form a cave-like nook that is completely zen and definitely makes you feel lucky.

Orcutt Ranch
23600 Roscoe Blvd.
West Hills
Online: laparks.org/horticulture/orcutt-ranch

photo: Shahrzad Warkentin


What are your favorite places to visit when you feel like you need to turn your luck around? Share any we missed in the comments.

—Shahrzad Warkentin