Griffith Park: A Must-Do When Visiting Los Angeles

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From all of my travels around the world, I have learned that nowhere is perfect. You can find contentment and happiness in most places but in my honest opinion, not one place is perfect. These days I have somewhat stationed myself in Los Angeles when I’m not traveling. I’m slowly discovering things about it that I love about Los Angeles and one of them is Griffith Park.

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I was living in northern San Diego for many years before my travels. It is an amazing place but I needed a bit more oomph after traveling around the world. San Diego is a bit slow-paced for me and all about the beach life. Don’t get me wrong, I love it but it lacked things like a food scene, culture, museums, shows, events, etc.


Los Angeles is a place that I used to hate on a lot. The traffic drives me crazy, everything is so spread out, and the plastic superficial people make me gag in my mouth. Yet here I am trying to live here!!! The problem I find with Los Angeles is that everything is too spread out. You have to drive to go anywhere and more often than not you’ll be sitting in traffic if you want to do anything outside of your neighborhood. The key to liking living in Los Angeles is finding your favorite neighborhoods and gems and living close to them.



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What’s the best part about LA for me? The weather. I love sunny days year round. I have seasonal affective disorder and any sight of cloud cover or drizzle makes me a very lethargic person. I prefer sweating over freezing and wearing sandals year round.

The outdoors in Los Angeles? Check! Ocean? Check! Palm trees? Check! Lately, I have been obsessed with hiking in the canyons. One of my regular hikes is Runyon Canyon in West Hollywood but last week I went to Griffith Park. I haven’t been there since I was a kid on vacation with my parents. I googled information about the park and there’s something like 50+ trails in Griffith Park.

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I drove to Griffith Park, drove by the Greek Theatre, and headed to the observatory. Before and after I went on my hike, I took a handful of photos. I didn’t really know where I was going since I didn’t have a trail map but I would definitely go back. There are many people on the trail and you can take it easy or challenge yourself. I’d have gone earlier in the day but there was a serious heat wave in LA last week and I could not handle even moving in the slightest bit in the heat. In the evening, the Observatory pulls out telescopes for everyone to look at for free! The night I went Venus was visible with the naked eye!

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