Situated on Santa Monica Mountains, Griffith Observatory Park is one of the best places in Los Angeles to visit and enjoy your weekend alone or with your family to get rid of worries and relaxed to start the week with great enthusiasm. Covering the area of 4,210 acres, Griffith Observatory Park is not only the California state largest park but it is the centre of attraction for thousands of local people and for the tourist around the world due to many unique places and point of attraction. Named after the founder of the Park Mr. Griffith J. Griffith who donated the Park to the city in 1896.
If we try to mention the places that you must view in the Griffith Park, it will be impossible to cover in this one article and we have to write a series of articles. It will be rather impossible for you too to view all the point of attraction in Griffith Park in just one day and you have to come back and forth a few times to cover all that places.
The Griffith Observatory is the best place to view the Hollywood sign, Los Angeles basin and natural wild view of the City. The park is not only the site to visit during the day, it has many opportunities and features that you can enjoy during night. The park has a fantastic planetarium where you can enjoy the view of Sun and other stars via solar-telescope during day and the view of moon and other planet through the lunar-telescope during the night. The entry to the park is free and costs little amount ($3 to $7) to watch the planetarium show occurs frequently after 1 hour to 90 minutes. Not only the entry to the park is free but you can park your vehicle for free as well.
There s a beautiful Greek theater with capacity of 4,000 seat where you can view the next Hollywood movie or the one which is popular there. The park contains a riding center made for Olympics Games in 1982 along with tennis courts, Golf course and many more.
For the hiking lovers, there is 2 mile long and 580 feet elevated hiking trail in the west of the Griffith Park that is point of attraction for hikers every weekend in all season. A Bonus point for those who want to upload the moments they captured during their visit to Griffith Observatory Park is that the Observatory offers Wi-Fi services to the visitors in all its exterior.
Check out the observatory’s official website for more information on things to do, programs, exhibitions and special events at the Park.