Griffith Park | A Must-Do When Visiting Los Angeles

Griffith Park Observatory Los Angeles

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 travelling. Slowly I am discovering things about the city that I love and one of them is Griffith Park.

Before my round the world trip, I was living in northern San Diego for many years. It is an amazing place but I needed a bit more action after travelling around the world. San Diego is a bit slow-paced and right now it’s not for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love it but it lacked things like a food scene, culture, museums, shows, events, etc.



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What’s the best part about LA for me? The weather. You can’t beat sunny days, 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 in LA is Runyon Canyon in West Hollywood but last week I went to Griffith Park. Before I drove over, I searched for information about the park and found out there are over 50+ trails in Griffith Park.

Driving to Griffith Park, I drove by the Greek Theatre and headed to the observatory. Before and after I went on my hike, I took a handful of photos. Since I didn’t have a trail map, I didn’t really know where I was going. There are many people on the trail so you will never be alone. You can choose to take it easy or challenge yourself depending on your activity level. Because there’s currently a heatwave happening, I went a bit later in the day when it was a bit cooler. 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!

For photos from Griffith Park:

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Hollywood Sign | rtwgirl


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Griffith Park Observatory Los Angeles | rtwgirl

Griffith Park Observatory Los Angeles | rtwgirl

Los Angeles Sunset | rtwgirl

Have you been to Griffith Park before? Let me know in the comments.


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