Standing opposite the "HOLLYWOOD" sign, Griffith Observatory is a landmark of Los Angeles and where many famous films and TV shows have been filmed. Come at sunset and evening to watch the stunning LA sunset, city lights and the starry sky. Astronomical exhibitions are display in lively fashion in the Observatory's halls, where the ceiling is hanged with models of the eight planets of the solar system and decorated with exquisite murals. The dome theater here is modeled on the sky canopy. Lying on the seat and watching films about the evolution of celestial bodies, the vast universe seems to be within reach.
Many people come here each day to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. If you are also hoping to watch the sunset you should plan to arrive earlier in the afternoon. Parking of vehicles is limited. The weather in the evenings can be a bit colder and more windy so don’t forget to pack a warmer layer of clothes.
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I thought this was going to be one of those overrated things about LA but I was wrong! This is so worth the stop. I enjoyed everything about this place. The parking can be a bit tricky but if you come from the north entrance, the free parking makes it easier to park. Then they have a shuttle bus that takes you to the top if you do not want to walk to the top. The actual observatory is amazing. Great views of the Hollywood sign and the city. Hands down, one of the best historical places to visit in LA.
A must visit place if you are visiting Los Angeles! Being high above LA and admiring the beautiful scenery was absolutely stunning! This place has beautiful views as far as the eye can see you could clearly see the Hollywood sign and the entire city of LA! Inside the observatory, there are a lot of interesting information help to understand better about our universe.
Parking is so crowded and expensive. You may park far away and walk up the hill the rest of the way. So while walking inside, you should see the beautiful landscape around. HIGLY RECOMENDED TO VISIT!
I love visiting California since it is so close to home! The Griffith Observatory is a great place to see an amazing view of the City!