Neighborhood: Griffith Park
Address: 2800 E Observatory Ave.
If I had been asked about my 10 most inspiring places in L.A. 15 years ago, I probably would’ve mentioned Griffith Park and the Observatory back then, too. The difference is, then it would’ve been because I was “under the influence” of the Pink Floyd Laser Light show. Now, it’s because of the hiking trails, the city views, and the people watching. Nothing more perfect than meeting friends at Trails Cafe on a Saturday morning or making out with your date at the top of the mountain on a Sunday afternoon.