Located in Griffith Park on Mount Hollywood’s southern slope, Griffith Observatory is one of the most frequented and recommended attractions in Los Angeles, and for good reason. Not only is it locally acclaimed, but on a larger scale as well, being a national leader in public astronomy. Visitors of the Observatory describe it as a portal to the solar system and a place where their imaginations are set free.
1,1134 feet above sea level and visible from almost all over the Los Angeles basin, those visiting are offered the chance to gaze into the sky as well as 360-degree views of Los Angeles and the iconic Hollywood sign. Time spent here will be filled with looking through telescopes, exploring exhibits, seeing live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoying remarkable views. Keep in mind that parking is free but limited.