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Griffith Park

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When people think of Los Angeles the first images to pop to mind are without a doubt ‘Sun, Sea and Sand’. Very few people realize just how lucky they are to be in such an area of outstanding beauty, and Griffith Park is one of these locations.

If you are looking to escape the crowds of the beach during the summer months of the year then Griffith Park is an absolute must place to visit. This area covers 4,107 acres and is the largest urban park in the country. Deep within the park you will find everything from areas of outstanding natural beauty to perfectly landscaped park areas. It is an absolutely stunning location packed to the brim with things to do.

One of the main reasons as to why people head to Griffith Park is to feel ‘at one’ with nature, and with over 50 miles of cycle tracks and hiking paths you certainly cannot get much closer to nature in Los Angeles. As you walk through the area you will gaze upon stunning waterfalls and be greeted by numerous lagoons that you can swim in, all right in the heart of Los Angeles.

On top of the walks you have a plethora of different attractions to reel you in. You have the world famous Los Angeles Zoo and the Museum of the American West for starters, coupled with the Griffith Observatory which is the place to head if you want the best view of that famous ‘Hollywood’ sign.

Walking around this park is completely free, and it is a must do for any tourist looking for a bit of an adventure right in the heart of this stunning city.


Open daily: 6 am to 10 pm daily.
Bridle trails, hiking paths, and mountain roads are closed at sunset
Address/Map:    4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 913 4688
Website: Griffith Park
Attractions: Griffith Observatory, Autry National Center and more