The Hills from Up High

Hollywood Hills

Greetings from California! Currently, Jordan and I are relaxing in San Francisco after a busy few days driving the Pacific Coast Highway. But before I go into all of that, let’s backtrack to our first exploration day amongst the Hollywood Hills.

Our general vacation planning involves breaking down areas of interests while leaving the daily start and end times open. Jordan and I were in California in the summer of 2009, but we only had one day to explore LA and Hollywood. While planning this trip, we realized we missed a lot! First up was the Griffith Observatory to view the Hollywood Hills.

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills

I would have loved to hike the different trails throughout the hills, but my endurance is a bit more limited these days. 😉 We didn’t realize the Observatory is closed on Mondays, so while we weren’t able to go inside, we enjoyed walking the perimeter and taking pictures of LA.

My understanding of Hollywood is mostly derived from movies and TV Shows (The Hills, anyone?) but the town is quite beautiful. Especially from this view-point. I kept thinking of aspiring actors and actresses, who plopped down in this foreign city in the 1920’s and 30’s, fully enamored by the grandiosity of the elusive sign nestled high in the hills. Why wouldn’t they think all their dreams could come true?

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills

On Jordan c/o LaCroixs Over Boys  |  Old Navy Maternity DressSunglasses c/o Finlay & Co.

24 thoughts on “The Hills from Up High”

  1. I’m loving your recaps of this trip! Super jealous and it’s killing me, ha! Sorry you guys didn’t get to visit the inside of the Observatory, but I don’t feel like you missed much. I felt like it was geared for younger kids. I think the outside and views are the best part!

  2. That was my favorite spot in LA! We went into the observatory for all of about 5 minutes, so I think you still got to see the best of it. Beautiful photos! I’m loving following along on your trip. 🙂

  3. You know, I’ve lived about an hour from the Griffith Observatory almost my entire life and I have yet to visit it! There’s still so much of LA that I haven’t taken the time to explore. I tend to be more exited by San Francisco actually. I’m excited to move back eventually and start exploring the city/area that I took for granted all those years!

    1. I hear you, it’s hard to see everything when you live close to such a huge city (same with me and places in Chicago…never been to the top of the Sears/Willis Tower!).

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