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- 98%Family Travelers
- 84%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 79%History Buffs
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 72%Local Culture
- 65%Art & Design Lovers
- 63%Adventure Travelers
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- Griffith ObservatoryAmbassadorMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13Aug 16, 2014
Since the observatory opened in 1935, admission has been free, in accordance with Griffith's will. Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is high above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin. Griffith's objective was to make astronomy accessible by the public, as opposed to the prevailing idea that observatories should be located on remote mountaintops and restricted to scientists. There are photo opportunities and scenery at and around the Observatory, with views of the Pacific Ocean, the Hollywood Sign and Downtown Los Angeles.Recommended for:
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- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3May 31, 2014
I'm all for cool, free things to do in LA and this is one of the best! The Observatory is an amazing piece of LA architecture with an even better view. It also has a cool history as it became the iconic film location for Rebel Without A Cause's climactic scene. The exhibit inside the Observatory is also pretty interesting. And did I mention it's free?Recommended for:
- 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!Recommended for:
- Griffith ObservatoryJan 22, 2014
I thought I'd seen some pretty amazing views of Los Angeles after all the hikes I'd been on, but the Griffith Observatory is now at the top of my list. You get a 360 degree view of the city next to an absolutely beautiful (make sure to bring your camera) building. The exhibits inside are informative and, best of all, free (except the planetarium shows), and you get to interact by touching pieces of meteorites, seeing how much you'd weigh on each planet, and more. Parking can be a bit of a feat, but there are people constantly coming and going, so if you drive to the top and circle around a few times you'll eventually get a spot.Recommended for:
- Griffith ObservatoryCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6Jun 22, 2014
This is a great place to take a date in the evening since the view is absolutely BREATH-TAKING from up there if the skies are clear. It's FREE to go in and check out the observatory and learn a little bit of history about the telescopes and the universe. This is also a fantastic place to "get-away" from all the hustle and bustle down in the city. I recommend going up there during non-peak hours, since it can get crowded on weekends and weekday afternoons because of school field trips...and that's no fun if you want to enjoy some peace from up there!Recommended for:
- Griffith ObservatoryAmbassadorMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9Jun 22, 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 :)Recommended for:
- Griffith ObservatoryAmbassadorMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 8Jun 22, 2014
Breathtaking views and an observatory you can enter free of charge ! There's also an amazing hiking trail that snakes through the park. Come on weekdays to avoid crowds!Recommended for:
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 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.Recommended for:
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 20, 2013
Griffith Observatory is an awesome spot to visit. You'll find an amazing science center that offers stunning views over Los Angeles. I wish I'd had the opportunity to see it at night. I hear it's spectacular.Recommended for:
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13Aug 09, 2013
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 southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with an extensive array of space and science-related displays
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Jan 04, 2013
Whoa. I assumed I already reviewed this place because I've been a frequent visitor for the past 7+ years.
I love that entrance to the observatory is free. I also love space. So maybe I'm biased. :)
One of my favorite things to do is sit on the large roof top of the observatory. I love doing yoga here when it's not busy or people watching when it does get busy.Recommended for:
- Griffith ObservatoryMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 8Jul 05, 2012
Check out the ultra modern planetarium for an amazing visual guide of the universe. After the show take a walk through the many astronomical exhibits that show everything from the earliest telescopes to how stars work.