1715 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The Observatory has been justly famous for decades as the location from Rebel Without A Cause. And a little less so for Steve Martin’s Bowfinger. With the release of La La Land, which has a whole musical number here, this location will be rediscovered by a whole new generation of movie lovers. Be sure to check out the bust of James Dean on the west side of the lawn outside the observatory. Also, for real star sightings: Go inside for the planetarium.
Tips from locals
Beautiful views! A don’t miss. There are a lot of free exhibits and a paid planetarium show. Difficult parking!
Free admission. +free parking at 2700 Vermont Ave lot. then take the shuttle up to the observatory.
It’s an Art Deco landmark from 1935 with a spectacular view of the city of Angels. The planetarium offers nightly shows check the calendar and get your tickets before you go.
Iconic LA landmark. Parking can be tricky though so easier to catch an Uber or Lyft!
Beautiful view of LA! Great shows inside, telescope to see the moon, and great hiking trails
A fantastic view of the valley. On clear days Los Angeles looks like a mega city and if you are lucky you are able to see the ocean. At night the city lights are breath-taking. The exhibitions inside the observatory are modern and interestng. There is a planetarium and the moviesare always…
The Griffith Observatory is a Los Angeles landmark. The planetarium show is great, and the view from the building is awesome. You can drive up or hike from Fern Dell in Griffith Park.
Beautiful views, public telescopes and star parties (only avail during specific viewing times...check online)
You can see the Hollywood sign from here and has great hiking trails. One of Los Angeles great landmarks!
Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Great views from Los Angeles to Hollywood to the Pacific Ocean! Opened in 1935. Featured in the James Dean film Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Back to the Future (1985) & La La Land (2016) among many others.
he Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the…
established in 1935，most visite destinations in south califoenia and the most popular observatory in the world。14miles away from home
Fun to explore in the daytime, but has beautiful views of Los Angeles at night!
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