6 mentions in Free things to do in Los Angeles?
Breanna W. said, "...place to picnic too. Runyon Canyon Park and Beachwood Canyon to the Hollywood Sign make for beautiful hikes. And visit the Griffith Observatory, it's gorgeous at sunset! Amoeba Music in Hollywood is a massive record store and always fun to check..." See More
Megan O. said, "...Los Angeles and there are many great free things to see! As far as activities to do you can visit the Griffith Observatory for free. It has amazing views and a free science museum. Parking is tough on the weekends. But you..." See More
Kemkem C. said, "...In addition to Griffith Observatory mentioned by others, you can also check out Hollywood Boulevard and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Outside of Mann's Chinese Theater, there are usually reps handing out free tickets for live taping of different shows, which is..." See More
Emme S. said, "...1. BEACHES (My favourite is the eclectic Venice Beach and Boardwalk 2. Mann's Chinese Theater 3. Hollywood Walk of fame 4. Griffith Observatory 5. Hollywood Sign (There's so many vantage points but I'd recommend taking the hiking trail from N Vermont Canyon..." See More
evi b. said, "...Check out Getty Museum, Getty Villa, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Griffith Observatory, Universal City Walk, Runyon Canyon Park, Hollywood Walk of fame, Mann's Chinese Theater, etc......" See More
Deanne P. said, "...Hike around Lake Hollywood Park. Check the view from Griffith Observatory. Go out to Venice Beach and stroll Abbot Kinney Blvd area and walk up the beach and explore Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Silver Lake and Echo Park. Shop..." See More
5 mentions in Best view points of the city during day and night?
Breanna W. said, "...Like Jenifer mentioned, Griffith Observatory is great for day and night views! (I think everyone who answers this will agree!)The Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown is a great structure for angles and clean lines. Plus not far you also have Union Station,..." See More
Spencer S. said, "...like some of the different rooftops, such as Hotel Erwin, and any number of others around the city. As others mentioned, Griffith Observatory and Runyon Canyon Park are great, and you can do a little bit of a hike for a little..." See More
Jenifer D. said, "...The best view I've seen was from the Griffith Observatory inside Griffith Park in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area. It can be quite the chore driving up to the top to park, so if you have time and like hiking, I'd suggest..." See More
Goksen S. said, "... Griffith Observatory is one of the best view point of LA daytime and nighttime especially for panoramic shots. Also I enjoy the view from Runyon Canyon Park during the daytime if the weather is clear and you can go for hiking to..." See More
4 mentions in Best views in Los Angeles?
JP M. said, "...a couple good restaurants there. Or a restaurant in Hollywood called Yamashiro, spectacular view. A great view is also from the Griffith Observatory. and even better if you park your car there and hike up to the top of Mt Hollywood...." See More
Brooke K. said, "...I'd recommend Griffith Observatory (especially at night!)and the Sunset Tower Hotel for city views and Temescal Canyon Park, Gladstones Restaurant and Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn for ocean views. There are also great views of the Hollywood sign on the..." See More
Carol B. said, "...For far reaching views of the city drive up to the Griffith Observatory. For street life try Hollywood Blvd and the Mann's Chinese Theater. If you like Japanese food and a view try Yamashiro in Hollywood. If you feel like driving..." See More
Kristal S. said, "...Hi Melissa, I agree with the recommendation for Griffith Observatory. If you hike up Runyon Canyon Park or any Hollywood Hills trails, you'll get a great view! If you take a drive on Mulholland Drive you will also get great views..." See More
4 mentions in LA in a day (or two)- what are the must sees?
Valerie A. said, "...If you're staying downtown, I recommend going and catching the sunset at the Griffith Observatory, it's beautiful! Downtown has an awesome brewery in the arts district called Angel City Brewery that's a fun spot during the day. Right around the corner..." See More
Maria O. said, "...Hi Amy, Some great ideas from Valerie and Phil. Griffith Observatory is a big must-see! I also loved LACMA The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the The Getty Center We rented bikes and cycled from Venice Beach Boardwalk to Santa Monica which..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...drive past it, maybe jump out for a picture by one of the stars and keep moving! Instead head to the Griffith Observatory for some city views and the Hollywood Sign close up. Lunch: Joan's on Third Cafe just a classic. Sit..." See More
Kristal S. said, "...with a huge doughnut on top. To see: If you like nature/views: there's the walk passed the Hollywood Sign or the Griffith Observatory which gives you a great view of the city. I realize you'll be there in November but it never..." See More
Kelly D. said, "...eat, and probably my favorite spot in all of L.A. I would get a sandwich at Eggslut (you read that correctly). Griffith Observatory: Come to this Art Deco building around sunset for great views of the city. Stop at Little Dom's..." See More
Mei & Kerstin T. said, "...a post about top 10 things to do in Los Angeles and the surrounding area, including the Universal Studios Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory, the Getty Villa, the The Getty Center, with addresses, the best beaches and insider tips about where to..." See More
3 mentions in What to do with two 60 year olds for a week in LA?
Kristal S. said, "...the Santa Monica Pier (it's a little less hectic). For a great view of Los Angeles you can go to the Griffith Observatory, you can drive up and park so there isn't really too much walking involved. If they are looking..." See More
Carol B. said, "...LA Art Museum LACMA, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Blvd. Chinese Theater. Mann's Chinese Theater, La Brea Tar Pits, Catalina Island,The Queen Mary, and Venice Beach and Boardwalk to name a few...." See More
John S. said, "...dinner or and drink in the bar there might be an option. Not far from Hollywood, I would go to the Griffith Observatory for the view and a quick look. If they are baseball fans, take in a game at Dodger Stadium...." See More
Kristal S. said, "...do that are fun: Hollywood Walk of fame, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, 3rd Street Promenade, Farmers Market at the Grove - Griffith Observatory is a great place to walk around and see a great view of the city - Runyon Canyon Park..." See More
Irene N. said, "...Live is an outdoor shopping, food and entertainment area right in downtown. Museum of Comtemparary Art is great as is the Griffith Observatory. If there's snow in the mountains it's an easy day trip or you can stay overnight...." See More
2 mentions in Best Restaurants and things to do in LA?
Laurie P. said, "...beautiful museum with beautiful grounds; popular tourist destination, but locals love it, too LACMA world-class museum—gets all the great, exciting exhibits Griffith Observatory in Hollywood (newly renovated; it’s best to go at night, but there is also a telescope that shows sun..." See More
Patrick R. said, "...& Highland, near the Mann's Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of fame. Another great view of the sign is from Griffith Observatory — and some nice walking trails up into the hills behind it. If you're headed to the beach, drop..." See More
2 mentions in Where do I go for a good hike?
Spencer S. said, "...choose from, great views, and feels quite a bit more rugged and hiker-friendly than Runyon. My favorite trails leave right from Griffith Observatory. Just part at the observatory and start taking one of the trails up. It's particularly awesome at night..." See More
Leonor C. said, "...Hi! Check out the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles . There's a great and safe hike trail. Also the trail that leads you to the Hollywood sign. All very safe and fun...." See More
2 mentions in Visiting LA and I need a guide on what to do!
Peter R. said, "...Getty Villa and you have a great view from the Getty Museum http://gatetoadventures.com/getty-center-and-getty-villa-a-must-see-if-you-are-in-los-angeles/ Stahl House Griffith Observatory for another great view of the city..." See More
Spencer S. said, "...Venice. Hollywood Hike the Hollywood Sign.Climb the secret staircases, such as the ones off the Hollywood Bowl on Highland Ave.Go to Griffith Observatory, especially for sunset/night.Go to the The Original Farmers Market and peruse the stalls and have a beer at..." See More
Kristal S. said, "...Hi Spencer, The following are a few that come to mind: 1. Check out the view from the Griffith Observatory 2. Go to Malibu Beach 3. Get margaritas and handmade tortillas with queso fundido at Paco's Tacos 4. Eat catfish with blackbean..." See More
2 mentions in 5 best things to do in L.A.?
Irene N. said, "...for some great Mexican food(my favorite is Cielito Lindo) and shopping and then walk up the block to Los Angeles Chinatown. Griffith Observatory is by the Los Angeles Zoo which kinda sucks but the observatory is great. And you can hike to..." See More
Kristal S. said, "...at night. Hiking Runyon Canyon Park gives you a great view of the city as well as driving on Mulholland Drive. Griffith Observatory offers amazing views of the city as well! If you want to go to any theme parks, LA is..." See More
2 mentions in Things to do in Los Angeles
Angie B. said, "...The best shopping can be found Westfield Century City and The Grove . You can go to the Griffith Observatory for the best views of LA. Take a day trip to Catalina Island . The LACMA is great if you're into art,..." See More
Jinny O. said, "...Monica Pier 2. The Getty Center and/or the Getty Villa 3. Hollywood Walk of Fame 4. Watch the sunset at the Griffith Observatory 5. Go out in Hollywood 6. Hike to the Hollywood Sign 7. Go to the farmer's market at The..." See More
2 mentions in Best sunrise hike in LA?
Spencer S. said, "...of the peaks pretty quickly to see the sunrise. Griffith Park, as others have mentioned, is great. I'd probably park at Griffith Observatory and then take one of the hikes that leave from the parking lot there. However, you may consider doing..." See More
Kristal S. said, "...Hi Katerina, Welcome to Los Angeles! I would agree with Runyon Canyon Park. Walks up to Griffith Observatory are also beautiful. You'll get an amazing view of los angeles and there may not be as many people. Although if you go at..." See More
2 mentions in Best places to visit in Los Angeles?
Maria O. said, "...Hi Nujan, We're just back from LA and had a wonderful time! For me these were the must-dos: LACMA Griffith Observatory Getty Museum Santa Monica rent a bike and cycle to Venice Beach Visit Downtown Los Angeles have a cocktail on the..." See More
Mary Anne B. said, "...you should take them on a horseback ride up to the Hollywood Sign. The view is great. Kids also love the Griffith Observatory. Check the Museums, sometimes they have great exhibits for kids. The La Brea Tar Pits can be fun..." See More
Leonard L. said, "...and surf! But definitely second La Brea Tar Pits which is very unique, as well as the previously mentioned science museums. Griffith Observatory is worth it just for the view, even if you don't go inside, and your kids will probably recognize..." See More
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