The Griffith Observatory is one of L.A.’s greatest cultural attractions, offering spectacular views from the Pacific Ocean to Downtown L.A. from its perch on Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park. The observatory and accompanying exhibits were opened to the public on May 14, 1935. The Griffith Observatory is renowned as a national leader in public astronomy, and a beloved gathering place for visitors and Angelenos alike.
We typically drive to Griffith Observatory after visiting the Hollywood star walk of fame. We recommend this stop because
1- You get to see the Hollywood Sign
2- You get to visit the Observatory for free
3- You get to see the amazing views of LA from one of the highest peaks around
4- You get to see one of the most prominent neighborhoods in LA on the way there.
5- You will pass by the Greek Theater, an iconic open concert hall that until now hosts the biggest names in the music industry