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Exploring All That Griffith Park Has to Offer

Did you know that Griffith Park is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Los Angeles? Take a break from visiting L.A.’s best beaches and instead, see what this park has to offer. Read this guide and making exploring Griffith Park the next thing on your to do list!


  • The Griffith Observatory. Opened in 1935, the Griffith Observatory has been a favorite destination for locals and tourists for years. Admission to the observatory is always free and it’s a great place to explore to learn more about the stars and our universe. Learn more about the events held throughout the year by visiting the official website.
  • Hiking Trails. Griffith park is filled with a number of hiking trails. Many of them lead to awesome views of the city and even sights all the way to the Pacific Ocean on a clear day. One of the most popular trails is the West Griffith Observatory Trail. It’s an easily trail that even kids can enjoy and it offers sights of the Hollywood Sign. What’s not to love?
  • Travel Town. An excellent destination for little ones, Travel Town is a museum dedicated to remembering the railroad heritage of L.A. The museum is free and offers interesting exhibits, a gift shop and of course there is the opportunity to go on a miniature train ride! Train rides are open every day of the year except Christmas.
  • Merry Go Round. Be a part of history and take a ride on the classic Merry Go-Round that has been around for years. Did you know that this is the place that inspired Walt Disney to make Disneyland? While he sat on a bench and his daughters enjoyed the merry go round, he imagined a bigger place for kids to enjoy. The rest is history. Your kids can enjoy the merry go-round for just $2.
  • Pony Rides. Another fun activity for the little ones to enjoy are the pony rides! For little toddlers to older kids, those ages 1 – 14 can enjoy a ride on a pony! The pony rides are open daily from 10am – 4pm and closed Mondays.



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