Ever since we moved to L.A. four years ago, my husband has wanted to visit Griffith Park Observatory.
I decided to surprise him with a trip to the observatory that combined a hike through the park.
We started at Fern Dell Drive off of Los Feliz Boulevard. Walking away from Los Feliz Boulevard, we followed a man-made creek and crossed wooden bridges to reach the trailhead, which forks to the right. As we hiked up the hill, we took in views of the Hollywood sign and downtown Los Angeles.
Once at the top, we explored the exhibits and saw the planetarium show, "Centered in the Universe." The show explores the big bang theory, black holes and our sister galaxy, Andromeda.
As a hiker and astronomy lover, it was the best way to spend a Saturday.