1676 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
The 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…
Griffith Park truly is an icon. In hundreds of movies (most recently LaLa Land), it is a free astrology museum with multiple hiking trails in every direction. Take a frame worthy photo with the Hollywood Sign in the background. We recommend getting there early to get parking along the street heading…
Must see local place for amazing views of Los Angeles and beautiful hikes. Parking is challenging, but doable at top of hill. Limited viewings through telescope, but very a special place.
Griffith Observatory by Airbnb Experiences
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