Residing in the eastern part of the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles, Griffith Park encompasses 4,310 acres and is one of the largest urban parks in North America. Because of its sheer size, a number of attractions and sports facilities can be found inside the park. John Ferraro Athletic Fields is a 26 acre complex with five regulation soccer fields, as well as two practice fields. Multiple tennis court sites are held within the park too. Griffith Park’s trail system is extensive and various hiking paths wind their way throughout the grounds. Other attractions like the famous Hollywood Sign also call Griffith Park home. Between the activities directly in the park and ones nearby, your team won’t run out of exciting things to do.


Things to Do

California Science Center

Let your curiosity run wild when you visit California Science Center. This massive facility is full of interactive activities and exhibits that teach visitors about a host of scientific topics. Animal lovers will be enthralled with the center’s ecosystem displays. Many climate zones are represented, each with live animals native to their specific habitats. Encounter scorpions in the desert, gibbons in the rain forest, and lizards on a tropical island, just to name a few. Every ecosystem has hands-on components and engaging displays of information.

You’ll find a lot more at California Science Center besides exhibits about ecosystems. Air and space artifacts like a spacesuit and command module are on the list of exciting museum pieces. Galleries about the human body and the amazing things it does to keep us alive are another of the many informative displays you can expect to see. Live shows on various topics given by science center staff are offered throughout the day. Take advantage of one during your visit to the California Science Center. 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037


Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

It’s no surprise that one of the largest cities in America is home to one of the most amazing zoos. Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a must visit destination and is conveniently located in Griffith Park. A large variety of animals from all over the world reside at this zoo. Gawk at exotic birds like ostriches, Andean condors, bald eagles, great horned owls, and more. Some of the zoo’s most popular mammals include Asian elephants, giant anteaters, chimpanzees, koalas, hippos, and Masai giraffes. There are also many amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates to check out.

Observing the animals is far from the only activity available at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Twice a day, you can feed giraffes! Learn all sorts of interesting facts on the hippo encounter tour. This is definitely an unforgettable experience. Guided tours of the entire zoo can also be arranged if your team prefers to be shown around and learn more about the animals. Don’t forget to stop by the beautiful, lush botanical gardens before you leave. This section houses a diverse assortment of colorful plants ranging back all the way to the age of the dinosaurs! 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Dodger Stadium

Going to see the Dodgers play might cost you a bit more than you’d be willing to spend. If you travel to Los Angeles in the offseason, you won’t even get the chance to watch them. However, you can still tour Dodger Stadium with your team. This iconic ballpark has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1962 and is one of the most well-known ballparks in baseball. If your team is interested in touring the stadium, you’re in luck. The venue runs four 80 to 90 minute tours every day with two different tour types to choose from: pregame and clubhouse.

Bring your camera and look forward to walking out on the field, standing inside the Dodger’s dugout, checking out the lounge behind home plate, perusing all of the Dodger’s World Series trophies and other awards, and more! To make sure your tour runs smoothly, Dodger Stadium requests that your group shows up to the ballpark at least 15 minutes in advance. Whether you’re a diehard baseball fan or not, you’ll thoroughly enjoy touring the legendary Dodger Stadium. 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Grammy Museum

Griffith Park - Travel - Hotels4TeamsLos Angeles has been the site of many Grammy award ceremonies over the years. Take a look through past Grammy shows and influential musicians at the Grammy Museum. Your team can learn about famous singers and bands, some of which they’ve probably never heard of. The museum rotates exhibits every few months to incorporate new artists into their displays. Each exhibit presents extensive amounts of fascinating information about the musicians’ lives and careers. One of the exhibits that has been at the museum for a few years now, and for good reason, is the exhibit honoring the legendary singer and performer, Michael Jackson. Besides stories of Michael’s rise to prominence, Grammy Museum presents a collection of relics from Michael’s life. Among all of the MJ artifacts displayed, some of the most notable that you’ll see are his white suit, gloves, and fedora.

The museum also has a whole exhibit devoted to acoustic resonator guitars. Essentially the link between strictly acoustic and electric guitars, the acoustic resonator guitar was designed with the goal of creating an instrument that projects its sound clearer and louder than the average acoustic guitar did. This was in an effort to help guitar players whose instruments were being drowned out by the sound of other instruments. There are so many more exciting exhibits to see at Grammy Museum. Regardless of taste in music, everyone will have a fun time. Groups of 10 or more qualify for group rates. 800 W Olympic Blvd A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Griffith Observatory

Another stellar attraction that can be found at Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory inspires and wows guests thanks to their state of the art technology and exhibits. Self-dubbed, “Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos”, Griffith Observatory provides visitors with spectacular views of the Los Angeles night sky. Admission is always free too! Spread out between three levels, the wide array of displays and exhibits all warrant some time to check out. Traverse the stars courtesy of the observatory’s Zeiss Star Projector. Watch films on astronomy, space science, and space exploration topics, along with other films in The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon auditorium. Other galleries full of space and astronomy objects can be found throughout the observatory. Live science displays are held daily. 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14

Chances are, at the end of a long day at Griffith Park, you don’t want to do something that requires a lot of energy. On days like that, going to the movies is the optimal thing to do. Take the team to Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14. Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14 plays all of the new releases and offers as many as 14 different movie choices. Having that many options means you can find the time to fit a movie into your busy schedule. You won’t find an easier activity to plan than this. 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015


60Out Escape Rooms

Highly regarded as one of the most immersive escape rooms in North America, 60Out Escape Rooms is a different and exciting activity to try with your team. Multiple locations can be found in Los Angeles, the closest to Griffith Park being the one at 1316 N Western Ave. This site provides customers with many unique escape rooms to choose from. 1316 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Places to Eat

The Morrison

Specializing in gourmet hamburgers, The Morrison is a guaranteed hit of a restaurant. Many of the ingredients they incorporate into their burger recipes are ones you would never expect to see on a burger. Toppings like a cheddar pancake, onion jam, and mac and cheese will pique your taste bud’s interest. In addition to The Morrison’s expansive burger selection, daily specials and appetizers are also on the menu. 3179 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039


Foxy’s Restaurant

Serving up widely popular dishes, Foxy’s Restaurant is a group friendly eatery that’s perfect for your team. With favorites like nachos, chicken strips, sandwiches, steak, tacos, and spaghetti, every dietary preference is represented. Foxy’s is open for breakfast as well. 206 W Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91204


Yai Restaurant

To get your fix of Thai and Chinese cuisine, look no further than Yai Restaurant. Their menu is brimming with authentic Asian dishes. From fried rice to tofu, beef, pork, chicken, and vegetables smothered in Asian sauces, Yai Restaurant is the place to go for tasty Thai and Chinese food. The variety will be enough for even the pickiest of eaters. 5757 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Calle Tacos

Griffith Park - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAn indoor food truck? Now there’s something you don’t see every day. Calle Tacos has elected to stay true to their roots and continue to serve their food out of a food truck. They just permanently parked it inside. Like most food trucks, Calle Tacos’ menu is on the smaller side, but rest assured that every item on the menu is a winner. Whether you order a taco, burrito, enchilada, or one of their other options, you’re in store for a delicious meal. 6508 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Just near Griffith Park alone, you and your team can find a lot of exciting attractions and delicious restaurants. You have the chance to explore one of America’s most prominent cities; don’t let that opportunity slip through your fingers. Take some time to see the City of Angels and enjoy your trip.