View of the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles seen through the trees on a sunny day, with the blue sky above
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Hollywood Sign Viewpoint

Updated by Pat Dorri on March 14 2024

Scenic Views and Iconic Symbol of Hollywood Glamour.

Address: Hollywood Sign Viewpoint, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA

Colorful sky over Hollywood sign at sunset, Los Angeles
Marvel at the spectacular views during sunset.
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💲 Free to visit

👩‍🦽 Partially wheelchair accessible

🍽️ No dining options on-site

🚽 No Public Restrooms

Where can I find Hollywood Sign Viewpoint?

The Hollywood Sign Viewpoint in Los Feliz is one of the best spots to view the iconic Hollywood Sign.

Found in Griffith Park, near the Griffith Observatory, this viewpoint offers spectacular views of the sign and Los Angeles.

The easiest access is via Griffith Park Drive, with several hiking trails leading to viewpoints offering clear views of the sign.

Why should I visit Hollywood Sign Viewpoint?

Visiting the Hollywood Sign Viewpoint is a must for anyone taking a glimpse into Hollywood's history and enjoy breath taking views of LA.

It's not only a prime photo opportunity but also a chance to experience the natural beauty of Griffith Park.

What are the opening hours at Hollywood Sign Viewpoint?

General opening hours

Monday - Sunrise - Sunset

Tuesday - Sunrise - Sunset

Wednesday - Sunrise - Sunset

Thursday - Sunrise - Sunset

Friday - Sunrise - Sunset

Saturday - Sunrise - Sunset

Sunday - Sunrise - Sunset

The viewpoint is accessible from sunrise to sunset, along with Griffith Park.

Hiking trail in Griffith Park with LA in the background on a clear day
After enjoying the view, head for a walk in Griffith Park.
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Where should I park when visiting Hollywood Sign Viewpoint?

There are multiple parking lots at Griffith Park, including near the Griffith Observatory.

On weekends and busy times, parking can fill up quickly, so make sure to arrive early.

Street parking is available in Los Feliz, but be mindful of restrictions.

Is Hollywood Sign Viewpoint accessible by public transportation?

Hollywood Sign Viewpoint can be reached by public transport, with the DASH Observatory bus service from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station to Griffith Park ideal.

From there, visitors can enjoy a hike or a short drive to the Hollywood Sign Viewpoint.

When is the best time to visit Hollywood Sign Viewpoint?

Early morning or late afternoon offers the best light for photography and cooler temperatures for hiking.

Weekdays are also less crowded when you head there, compared to weekends.

What are the best things to see near Hollywood Sign Viewpoint?

There are plenty of great places close to Hollywood Sign Viewpoint to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Griffith Observatory - Offers educational exhibits, telescopes, and stunning views of Los Angeles.
  • Los Feliz Village - A charming neighborhood with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes.
  • Greek Theatre - An iconic outdoor venue hosting concerts and events within Griffith Park.
  • Griffith Park - One of the largest urban parks in North America, offering hiking trails, picnic areas, and more.
View of the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Check out a concert at the famous Greek Theatre.
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Common questions about Hollywood Sign Viewpoint

The Hollywood Sign originally read "Hollywoodland", and was shortened to "Hollywood" in the late 1940s. It's been a key attraction ever since. Here is what else you can expect during your visit.

Is Hollywood Sign Viewpoint accessible to those with lower mobility?

❌ The uneven ground means those will lower mobility may find it more difficult to reach Hollywood Sign Viewpoint.

Is Hollywood Sign Viewpoint free to enter?

✔️ Yes, visiting Hollywood Sign Viewpoint is free.

Is Hollywood Sign Viewpoint pet-friendly?

✔️ Yes, pets are allowed at Hollywood Sign Viewpoint, but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Is Hollywood Sign Viewpoint child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Hollywood Sign Viewpoint is family-friendly and a great outdoor experience for children.

Is Hollywood Sign Viewpoint a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Hollywood Sign Viewpoint can be visited year-round.

Are refreshments available at Hollywood Sign Viewpoint?

❌ There are no refreshment facilities at Hollywood Sign Viewpoint.

❗ Make sure to bring refreshments with you, or afterwards head to nearby Los Feliz Village for dining options.

Are there restrooms at Hollywood Sign Viewpoint?

❌ No, there are no public restrooms Hollywood Sign Viewpoint.

What else is useful to know before I visit Hollywood Sign Viewpoint

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water, especially if you plan to hike. Plus suncreen and sunhat.

Panoramic view of the Hollywood Hills and the sprawling city of Los Angeles as seen from the vantage point near the iconic Hollywood Sign.
The views back into Los Angeles make the walk to the top more than worth it.
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Where to stay near Hollywood Sign Viewpoint

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to after exploring Hollywood Sign Viewpoint. Here are our favorites

  • Arroyo Vista Inn - A delightful Bed & Breakfast, charming, historic, and with stunning mountain views from many of the rooms and outdoor terrace.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.