An unexpected natural haven in the midst of Los Angeles’ busy and lively atmosphere, Griffith Park is home to a wealth of landmarks and treasures for visitors to the area. Learn more about top LA attractions below!
Spend Time in the Great Outdoors in the Middle of Los Angeles
Griffith Park in LA has drawn comparisons to New York City’s Central Park for its massive size. In fact, it’s one of the largest urban parks in the entirety of North America! However, Griffith Park is not necessarily a neat and tidy park where you can stroll down every path with ease; it includes some challenging hikes and scenic trails with sweeping, panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Hollywood Sign, and other iconic landmarks in the Los Angeles landscape.
For a touch of local culture and science, visit Griffith Observatory and watch a planetarium show, or make your way to the top of the building for a glimpse of the Hollywood Sign. Catch an outdoor performance at the Greek Theatre. Take a ride on the Merry-Go-Round, which is open on the weekends year-round and daily during the summer season, Spring Break, and the winter holidays.
If you love animals, you’ll want to visit the Los Angeles Zoo and see native and exotic animals from all over. You can also ride ponies in the park, as well as spot over 350 species of plants and all types of animals in Griffith Park in L.A. Just be sure not to feed any of them, and to keep your dog on a leash at all times.
Within the park, you can also marvel at natural sites like the mysterious Bronson Caves and the jungle-like Fern Dell. Take a leisurely walk through one of the many gardens or forests, such as Dante’s View, Berlin Forest, Amir’s Garden, the Bird Sanctuary, or Cedar Grove.
Finally, the park is also great for taking train rides, going hiking or jogging on 70 miles of trails, go swimming, and play sports like soccer, tennis, and golf.
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