9 Celestial Pieces Paired With Our Fave Stargazing Spots!

Since it's proving to be a sweltering summer in the Southland (what's with the mugginess, man?), we've been eschewing noontime rays only to emerge from our air-conditioned dens after sunset. The cool night air immediately beckons our sights skyward, and there's nothing quite as romantic as getting your stargaze on! So, when celestial prints and patterns started popping up from our favorite designers, we couldn't help but take note — and it turns out that the allure of a nighttime sky looks just as great splashed across tops, frocks, and tees as it does in the heavens above.
With the new moon just behind us and it now waxing bigger each night, the next full lunar experience will be here before you know it (August 2, to be exact)! So you're totally in the know, we've highlighted nine of the most optimal stargazing spots in SoCal to sport your new interplanetary wares for the big show. Get clicking for the coolest constellation of clothes on the market, along with our top tips for heavenly views in L.A. and beyond!
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If you're a surf culture junky and willing to head a few hours south, there are beautiful skies to behold at San Onofre State Park. Just off of Old Highway 101, you can park along the bluffs for a truly sublime summer sky experience.

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It's no secret that L.A.'s most amazing astral views are from the Griffith Observatory — check their website for Public Star Parties, where you can view the stars through a variety of telescopes with the guidance of knowledgeable amateur astronomers. And, who knows, maybe you'll become one — sky's the limit!

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Looking for a more individualized astronomical experience? Use the Griffith Observatory's Sky Information and Clear Sky Chart for which stars to look for and when. Then, you can drive to any one of the Hollywood Hills many vista points (we like the Hollywood Bowl Overlook) for your own private observatory experience.

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Amateur stargazers in-the-know often opt to spend Wednesday evenings at Garvey Ranch Observatory in lieu of the nearby but more well-known Griffith Observatory. Check the Los Angeles Astronomical Society website for directions, maps, and more information.

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Wrap up a long day at the beach with views of the starry sky at seaside vantage points like Point Mugu and Zuma and Trancas Canyons, all known for superb stargazing conditions.

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For those willing to go a bit further afield, the San Gabriel mountains boast the beautiful Mount Wilson Observatory. With its historic Hooker telescope (the world's largest for most of the 20th century), this overlook is sure to kick your cosmos curiosity into full blown astro-obsession. Wear this swimsuit beneath cut-offs and topped with a cute cardi to maximize the purchase!

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We couldn't even broach this topic without mentioning one of Southern California's most exotic and beautiful natural landmarks: Joshua Tree. The park draws visitors for a myriad of activities and interests, but in that desolate desert the only thing bigger than the rocks is the wide spanse of sky. No need to check conditions here — it's prime all the time!

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For you Valley dwellers, we've got just the spot! Take the trusty 101 a few exits north to Kanan Road —before you know it, you'll be in a particularly magical part of the Santa Monica Mountains off of Mulholland Highway, known as Rocky Oaks. This parks' gentle trails provide ample viewpoints for taking a gander within a stone's throw of your favorite Ventura Boulevard dinner spots.

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We're told that exiled Tibetan monks often settle in Ojai because of its similarities with the sacred Himalayas. For any laymen seeking enlightenment, we recommend the Rose Valley Falls trail in the Los Padres National Forest. Hike alongside cascading waterfalls by day and take in truly stellar night sky views by night.

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