By Deb Flomberg
In a state as beautiful as California, there are many amazing places to take a scenic drive. And within the borders of the city of Los Angeles, there is one state park that is so huge that you can take several scenic drives over several weeks and get new scenery every time. Topanga State Park covers more than 11,000 acres and has 36 miles of trails to enjoy, plus it is located entirely within Los Angeles, making it the largest park in the world to be located within a major city.
Named for the Shoshonean people that lived in the area, the Topanga State Park is a stunning piece of the California landscape. There are many stunning places to drive around the park, and several where you’ll want to park your car and head out for a hike. Geology fans will enjoy the many geologic features including earthquake faults, marine fossils, volcanic intrusions and sedimentary rock formations. While hikers will have a great time exploring the many different trails and paths.
Make sure to visit the Topanga Nature Center while you are there for a glimpse into the native animals, birds, and natural features of the park. In fact, you will want to stop at the nature center early in your visit so you can use the education you’ve gained from your visit to identify all the different things you’ll see on your drive. Or stop there at the end of your drive to stretch your legs a bit.
The best car for such a great scenic drive? Hop in the E400 Hybrid Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll have plenty of room for your whole family, as well as all the necessities for a long drive. Plus, since it’s a Mercedes-Benz, you’ll be making this drive in total luxury.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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