Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
Explore the wonders of our solar system and the galaxy at Griffith Observatory. Donated to the city over a century ago, the observatory offers free admission to an array of space and science exhibits, including a nationally recognized planetarium and public telescopes. Situated high on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, the complex offers views of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the Pacific Ocean. Secure a spot outside after visiting the observatory to enjoy views of the Hollywood sign or the dramatic coastline. Make Griffith Observatory a part of your Los Angeles vacation plans using our Los Angeles trip planner .
Tours to Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Hills Hike: Explore Griffith Park and Hollywood Sign BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $35
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $39
Duration: 2 hours
Griffith Observatory Reviews
I have visited this place various times through the years, but moved from So Cal over eight years ago. It was great fun to revisit. This time, we parked below on Ferndell Dr. where we accessed the tra... more »
When we arrived, at approximately 7pm the sky was a delightful colour and the Hollywood sign could be seen at a distance. This masterpiece of architecture is an asset to the city of L.A. The ticket pr... more »
It is a very educating and entertaining place. Pendulum, live Sun view and Tesla Coil are amazing. Views from the balcony and the upper level are beautiful. On the day of our visit there was an event driven by volunteers and amateur astronomers, they brought a variety of telescopes of all kinds and sizes, and everyone had an opportunity to see the Sun and the Moon. Almost $7 for an ice cream that's insane and they don't have price tags on it.
Griffith Observatory has the most stunning view of Los Angeles and the great thing is it's all free! There is a transportation system called Dash that's only $0.50 per rider, and it'll take you up the hill if you parked further down. You can also view the Hollywood sign. The museum is cool and also free. This place is great for pictures, and perfect for families.
Places to stay near Griffith Observatory
Plan your trip to Los Angeles
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Los Angeles
Hidden gems in Los Angeles
View all >
View all >
Nearby attractions in Los Angeles
Plans to Griffith Observatory by other users
17 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND September, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in San Francisco, Malibu & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in California BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium