Top activities in Griffith Park Los Angeles!
The Griffith Park Los Angeles is very impressive and with over 4,000 acres one of the largest parks in the United States. For example, it is five times the size of Central Park in New York with about 800 hectares.
With its location, the park offers more than 80 kilometers of trails through the stunning rolling hills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is suitable for hikers of all ages and when you arrive on the hills you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the city of Los Angeles.
The Griffith Park offers not only hiking trails, which you can also explore on horseback or by bike. There are other opportunities for activities as well, some of them I present here.
The Los Angeles Zoo!
With its approx. 1200 animals, the Los Angeles Zoo is worth seeing and interesting for every animal lover, big or small. Some of them are threatened with extinction, but zoo breeding programs have helped increase the number of these animals, such as the California Condor.
When we visit our family in California, we often go to the Los Angeles Zoo with our little grandson.
His absolute favorites include the chimpanzees, who live there in a lifelike environment with waterfalls, palm trees and rocks. We usually try to be there at feeding time to watch them catch the food the zookeepers throw at them.
Travel Town has been around since the 1950s and offers train enthusiasts an impressive display of locomotives, trains and wagons. For survivors from this period, a visit there would certainly be a journey into the past.
The exhibits give an idea of how life on the rails used to be. There are trains from different eras and they are not really models, they are real ones from the time. Some of them are very old and it is amazing to see how traveling has changed over the years.
The Sign are the nine letters of the world-famous Hollywood lettering on Mount Lee in the Santa Monica Mountains on which they are placed.
Each letter is about 14 meters high and the lettering together 137 meters long. The sign is the symbol of the US film industry and the location of many American films. It is a place that almost every tourist in Los Angeles would like to visit for a souvenir photo. Unfortunately, this place is largely closed off, but there are trails to admire the famous landmark at close range.
The Mulholland Drive runs two lanes and very winding in the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains from Hollywood to Malibu. The view is really sensational and there are many places where you can stop to take pictures. But no matter where you stop, the view of Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley is truly gorgeous and memorable, especially in the evening when lights go on via Los Angeles.
A bit from the eastern part of this famous street runs below the Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park Los Angeles. It is only a non-paved sandy road, which is closed to public transport.
Griffithpark Los Angeles, with its many attractions, is a great place to explore for the whole family.