Guide to Griffith Park

Griffith Park Observatory

Griffith Park, that giant swath of green at the eastern edge of the Hollywood Hills, is one of the largest urban parks in North America and despite being rather wild and rugged, is surprisingly close to Los Angeles proper.  It’s (apparently) sometimes referred to as the Central Park of Los Angeles, but whereas New York’s […]

Guide to Elysian Park

Angeles Point, Elysian Park

What’s that big green splotch surrounding Dodger Stadium?….its none other than the often overlooked Elysian Park.  Despite being overshadowed by its massive neighbor to the north (Griffith Park), Elysian Park is still packed with things to see and do.  Its home to Dodger Stadium and just a few minutes from Downtown LA, Hollywood, and Silverlake/Echo […]

Where Are the Venice Beach Canals?

Yes, Venice Beach, California does actually have canals!  Surprisingly this unique little corner of Los Angeles is often overlooked or forgotten by tourists but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit.  This 200 meter x 200 meter square of paradise usually gets over shadowed by the chaos of the Venice Beach Boardwalk and the […]