What could be a better place to observe the Sign than at the famous Griffith Observatory? Perched atop a high hillside overlooking all of Los Angeles, there are few more spectacular views to be found in the city. And there is convenient, legal parking nearby, but on weekends and holidays parking fills up quickly.
While you are there, take a tour of the newly renovated and updated Griffith Observatory (always free, though there may be a line) and explore some of the nearby walking trails that wind around the hills.
Within the Park (the largest municipal park in the U.S.), you’ll also find horseback riding, playgrounds, the Los Angeles Zoo, and plenty of scenic nature to provide the perfect antidote to the city.
Access to Griffith Observatory is through Griffith Park, which has several entrances along Los Feliz Boulevard. See below for a detailed map and driving directions from Google.
PARKING AND VIEWING TIPS
Free parking can be found in the Observatory parking lot or on adjacent roads. The Sign can be seen from Griffith Observatory’s parking lot but there are a lot of hikes that will get you different viewpoints. Just ask a Park Ranger once you are inside the park.
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