Day 6 | California | LA | Hey Hollywood

Today we ventured back into Hollywood to hike up to the Griffith Observatory. It was about a 45 minute walk up to the top of the hill but the views definitely made it worth it.

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The trek up

 

From the top we had a view of the vast expanse that is LA as well has a great view of the Hollywood sign.

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Hey Hollywood!

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Taking in the view

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Too many good photo opportunities

When we first arrived we watched an ‘Omni-theatre-esk’ presentation about the universe which was pretty cool and informative and then wandered around all the displays inside the observatory.

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Then we wandered back down and caught the bus back to Venice. The bus ride to and from Hollywood was about 1.5-2 hours each way so it really chews into the day. By the time we got back it was nearly dinner time.

Dinner tonight we headed down the road to a place called Casablanca. Β The name does not suggest it but it is actually a Mexican restaurant (apparently quite traditional Mexican so says our server) – the name simply comes from the fact that the owner loved the movie and hence there is movie memorabilia and posters everywhere.

What I do know is that it was super tasty and the tortillas definitely live up to the hype. Also enjoyed a couple of margaritas because it would have been rude not to ;-).

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