Posts Tagged ‘observatory’
It is still summer in Los Angeles, temperatures in the mid-70s-80s, clear blue skies, the Channel Islands coming into view from the mainland as the marine layer disperses, so it is not surprising that our private luxury tour guests decide to engage us on hiking tours around Los Angeles. It is a different sightseeing thing to do that we really enjoy providing. Griffith Park is one of our favorite hiking destinations (as well as the Hollywood Sign trail and Runyon Canyon). All of these urban trails are easy and scenic with lots of photo opportunities like the one above that we took while climbing up toward the Griffith Park Observatory.
Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States, is home to the Griffith Observatory, a wonderful science museum focusing on our place in the cosmos. We drive up there often with our guests on our private luxury tours of Los Angeles to see the museum and the amazing views afforded by its mountainside location overlooking the city and Hollywood. On clear days you can see the beaches and Catalina Island. At night the views are even more spectacular with dazzling lights and colors plus you have the night sky to watch. In the front of the observatory there is a bust of James Dean, a star you can touch! What James Dean movie was filmed at the observatory (hint below)?