In an age where even your 12 year-old probably has a smartphone, it’s important to make an effort to have family days free of our addictive little electronic friends. So get out of the house, leave your phones behind and get your family back in touch with nature by taking them to Griffith Park. With a variety of hiking trails to choose from, you will see some of the most majestic views Los Angeles has to offer, a much needed tranquil escape from the relentless demands of your everyday life. For the most luminous views, hike up to the Griffith Observatory after a rainy day — the crystal clear LA views are unparalleled, and if you get lucky you might even spot some snow on the mountain in the distance. Family bonding in Griffith Park is sure to take you back to a simpler time.