While you may have just now come out of your Thanksgiving food coma, the overall holiday season has just begun – which could mean that you will have more out-of-town guests heading your way over the next several weeks. And, because there is only so much eating that one can do, taking your visitors on a tour of some of the top spots in Los Angeles is sure to entertain and impress.
If you’re looking for ideas, here are just a few of the best areas that can provide breathtaking views, along with some seasonal memories with loved ones:
Mount Wilson Observatory
Just off the Angeles Crest, you will find the Mount Wilson Observatory. Here, in addition to the surrounding forest, you will be able to take in some absolutely incredible views of the city below. Guided tours are offered in season, which ends in November. But you can embark on a self-guided walk of the area. Note that due to the altitude, you could come across some snow, so be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly.
If you and your guests are more into picnicking in the park, be sure to check out Griffith Park. Here you can also enjoy a nice hike along a variety of beautiful, wooded trails. For kids both young and old, there is a merry-go-round on site.
Secret Stairs in the Beachwood Canyon
If your guests want an alternate view of the famed Hollywood sign, they can do so, while at the same time being “wowed” by some awesome views, by way of the “secret stairs” in Beachwood. This network of unique stairways dates back to the old days of LA. If you want to plan out your route, be sure to check out the book and / or the affiliated website to show you the way.