The Griffith Park & Observatory
Nestled high above the Los Angeles skyline you will find Griffith Park. This beautiful natures wonder will bring you beautiful sunsets, marvelous views of the city, laser light shows to popular music and an opportunity to see Saturn up close and personal. And if the observatory looks familiar , maybe it is because you saw it in Rebel without a Cause?
Check out Griffith Park Observatory located at Griffith Park. If you can, you must come here at night. The view of the entire city of Los Angeles from up here is nothing short of spectacular! Breathtaking indeed!
Photo Below: View of the entire city of LA on a smoggy day from GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY.
I would start out by going to the Griffith Observatory , at Griffith Park. You get a beautiful view of the entire area (if not smoggy) and a shot of the Hollywood sign. This is also a great place to start hikes, if interested.
If you want CHEESY - then definately go to Hollywood Boulevard for the Walk of Fame, Mann's Chinese theater and LOTS of tacky souveneirs
It sits on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood where it commands a stunning view of the Los Angeles basin below.
Quite a nice-looking building architecturally, here's the view as you walk/drive up from the gate, after a long, winding roadway through miles of park.
This is an observatory and planetarium.You can see the view of the entire city of Los Angeles from up here.
The landmark Observatory (Tues–Fri 2–10pm, Sat & Sun 12.30–10pm; free) here has been seen in innumerable Hollywood films. It is also a great place to view the skyline of down town Los Angeles.