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- 98%Family Travelers
- 85%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 76%History Buffs
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 70%Local Culture
- 68%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (128)
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Mar 07, 2014
Short history of this Observatory
- Griffith Observatory is located facing slope of Mount Hollywood in L.A. Griffith Park. It has 3,015 acres. Construction began in 1933 and opened to public in 1935. Architect design by John C Austin and Fredrick M Ashley.
+ Free admission made it possible by donation of Col. Griffith.
+ Free Parking
+ Great location excellent for photo ops (Hollywood Sign) and view City Light.
+ Interesting planetarium shows
+ Staff are friendly
+ Lots of free tours around the Observatory.
+ Chance to see the planet up close.
+ Can bring you food and watch a great view in the cafeteria.
- No restaurant, just package deli and salad.
- Only open 5 out 7 days.
Griffith Observatory is easily one of must see L.A. Landmark for local and visitor as well. Chance to take some amazing photos from city and the Hollywood Sign. Kids would love as well.
* It offer Student Discount if you bring your ID.
* Time near sunset is the busiestRecommended for:Local Culture
- Griffith ObservatoryFeb 28, 2014
An excellent observatory perched up in the hills with brilliant views over Los Angeles. At any time of day you will not be disappointed, but around sunset as the city lights up the view is particularly stunning. The planetarium show is great and there are several interesting exhibits - make sure to go around them all and listen to the interesting talks by the staff. Get here early or you'll have a bit of a walk from the nearest parking space!
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Feb 19, 2014
A unique LA location, on clear day you can see all the surounding sub-citties in LA, from the valley to the Ocean. It's beautiful at night under a full moon. Highly recommend to take visitor to LA. Also a good date location. It's located close to great dinning area in Los Feliz. You could have it all, dinner and a show of LA.
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversFeb 11, 2014
This place is awesome! I wouldn't say I'm particularly interested in space, but I still enjoy myself whenever I pay Griffith Observatory a visit.
Even if you aren't interested in the museum, coming here is worth it simply for the views! You can get a decent glimpse of the Hollywood sign from the front of the building, but if you walk around you'll see views from all directions! There is a fun hiking trail adjacent to the observatory, too.
- Griffith ObservatoryAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Feb 12, 2014
YOU WANT A PLACE FOR A DATE... THAT IS VERY AFFORDABLE AND AMAZING.
look no further my friend! :)
WHAT YOU GOT...
views of the hollywood side
beautiful nature surrounding you
a planetarium (brings me back to the good old elementary school days...)
BEST OF ALL.... VIEWS OF EL LAY!!!!
Gotta try coming here at night for sure!
Best part is IT IS FFREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! excluding the planetarium which is $5 for students :)
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Dec 29, 2013
What a great place to take in the constellations...and the city skyline of Los Angeles...and the Hollywood sign...and other man made stars.
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Nov 18, 2013
If you love looking at the stars just an amazing view of the city, you don't want to miss out on the observatory!
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 30, 2013
This is not only a majestic viewpoint overlooking Los Angeles, it's also a science museum. There's also hiking trails in the area, so there's plenty to enjoy besides the view.
- Griffith ObservatoryOct 26, 2013
Griffith Observatory offers some of the best views of LA! There are several hiking trails on the back side of the observatory - soak up the views at Mount Hollywood and Dante's Peak. You can make the hike as strenuous or relaxed as you like, and if you have time the Hollywood sign is close by within a two hour reach. Trails carve through the mountains and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a romantic picnic or a well deserved water break. This is one of LA's must do hikes!!!
- Griffith ObservatoryAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 26, 2013
It offers a cool look at space with great exhibits and fascinating models inside. Then when you're done, step outside onto the observation deck and gasp at the sprawling megalopolis of Los Angeles before you. It's one of those great places that mix education with pleasure - even as a local, I still enjoy the experience!