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Roam through Griffith Park.

This is the largest urban wilderness area in the U.S., stretching over more than 4,000 acres in the heart of Los Angeles. Nearly five times the size of New York’s Central Park, Griffith offers plentiful nature trails through chaparral-covered hills and a 360-degree view over the Los Angeles basin. You can see the famous Hollywood sign from some vantage points. The park also houses the Los Angeles Zoo, Museum of the American West, the Greek Theatre and the famous Griffith Observatory. Unfortunately, the observatory is closed until 2006 for major renovations. But you may wind up seeing stars of another sort at this park. Over the years, Griffith has been a favorite spot for filming movies, ranging from Rebel Without a Cause to The Terminator.

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