When you feel the need for a break from the city – this is the place to go.
Griffith park (4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027) just took my breathe away. I didn’t get a real chance to actually hike when I visited as I had the opportunity to assist on a photoshoot for a Japanese clothing line back in 2010. The client requested shots around golden hour / sunset and chose Griffith Park to shoot. We stayed on the south side and the view was amazing. This spot is particularly memorable visually to me as can see where the rest of the city lays and the separation where downtown begins with their tall buildings.
Situated in Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles, this park is one of North America’s largest municipal parks. There is free parking which is so hard to find all over LA. Activities are plentiful here whether you want to visit the old or new zoo, picnicking, soccer, swimming, tennis and of course the observatory just to name a few. There are tons of hiking trails and multiple ones that will take you to the glorious Hollywood sign.
Until next time LA!