Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California

63 Mentions on Trippy

Griffith Observatory

2800 E Observatory Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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(213) 473-0800

http://www.griffithobservatory.or

  • 6 mentions in Free things to do in Los Angeles?

    • Breanna W.

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      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      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.

      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.

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      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.

      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

    • Brady H.

      Brady H. said, "...During the day, I would say the Getty Museum. At night, or at dusk, try the Griffith Observatory...." See More

  • 4 mentions in Best views in Los Angeles?

    • JP M.

      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.

      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.

      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.

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      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.

      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.

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      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.

      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

    • Phil L.

      Phil L. said, "...Santa Monica Hollywood Walk of fame Griffith Observatory Rodeo Drive, Farmers Market, Hollywood Bowl..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Visiting a friend in November for a week and need suggestions on what to do

    • Kristal S.

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      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.

      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 O.

      Mei & Kerstin O. 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.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      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.

      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.

      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

  • 2 mentions in What is there to do in January in Los Angeles and where to stay?

    • Kristal S.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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

  • 2 mentions in What would be on your top-100 list of things to do in L.A.?

    • Kristal S.

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      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

    • Jessica M.

      Jessica M. said, "...Seeing the sunset at the Griffith Observatory..." See More

  • 2 mentions in 5 best things to do in L.A.?

    • Irene N.

      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.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      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.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      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

    • Carol B.

      Carol B. said, "...Off of the top of my head: Griffith Observatory California Science Center House of Blues and the beach cities: Malibu Beach, Venice Beach, etc..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What are must see places when traveling with kids in Los Angeles?

    • Mary Anne B.

      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.

      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

  • 1 mention in Where are the best local spots in LA?

    • Supun E.

      Supun E. said, "...they are welcoming, the view is superb and they have a pretty cool tea room. Speaking of views, go up to Griffith Observatory. It's a great spot to meet people hiking around. You can also start exploring the park at The..." See More

  • 1 mention in Bachelorette party!

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...or you will have to wait in line! You could also go hiking in Runyon Canyon Park or head up to Griffith Observatory one day to take in the views!..." See More

  • 1 mention in 2 weeks in L.A.-what are the must-do things?

    • Breanna W.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Breanna W. said, "...(order whatever noodle dishes they have on the menu when you visit!) and hiking Griffith Park and finishing up at the Griffith Observatory is another favorite!..." See More

  • 1 mention in Roadtrip from San Francisco to Santa Barbara to Las Vegas - what to see?

    • Melanie M.

      Melanie M. said, "...to get to the lighthouse and back though!) Also, if you've never been to Los Angeles, I would recommend visiting the Griffith Observatory for 360 views of the entire city. I know that Groupon usually has deals for mid-range lodging in the..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are some great romantic date ideas for a weekday

    • Theresa C.

      Theresa C. said, "...I love catching the sunset at Griffith Observatory! You can easily spend an hour or two walking around and taking in the city view together. There's also trails leading up to the observatory, so if you're both active people, maybe you..." See More

  • 1 mention in Edgy Hood in LA

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...go wrong with the pizza at Lucifers, margs at El Chavo, and brunch at Home Restaurant. Plus you can easily hike Griffith Observatory for some exercise and amazing views (if that's your thing). Close by is Silver Lake, and I would recommend..." See More

  • 1 mention in Things to do during a 28 hour layover?

    • Peter R.

      Peter R. said, "...never stayed there, so I can't give you any advise on that. But I can recommend you Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory. The Observatory is amazing and has a good view too. You can hike there and go all the..." See More

  • 1 mention in Please tell me the 5 best tourist spots in LA

    • Heather Ann W.

      Heather Ann W. said, "...Santa Monica Pier Griffith Observatory Venice Beach and Boardwalk La Brea Tar Pits Hollywood Sign The Getty Center..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are some unusual ways to explore alone at night?

    • Sujan V.

      Sujan V. said, "...Nights in the Garden Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Star gazing Griffith Observatory..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best areas to stay to see Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive?

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...where you can grab happy hour (only Sun-Friday). The food is locally sourced, and so fresh! I'd definitely recommend checking out Griffith Observatory for a closer view of the Hollywood Sign and overall views of Los Angeles. Best part, it's free!..." See More

  • 1 mention in California - 14 days itinerary on the coast?

    • Jeremy J.

      Jeremy J. said, "...LA, although I do know some parts of SF I'd recommend visiting: For LA, I'd recommend visiting the following places 1. Griffith Observatory (especially at night -- the view is amazing) 2. Hollywood Walk of fame (very tourist-y, but I'd still recommend..." See More

  • 1 mention in USA cross country road trip

    • Jinny O.

      Jinny O. said, "...around! I'd say the best things to do here are going to the Getty Museum and watching the sunset at the Griffith Observatory. Spend maybe 2 nights here and then drive down to San Diego for another night and check out..." See More

  • 1 mention in 1 Week Road Trip from SF to Santa Monica- must see stops down the coast?

    • Kristal S.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Kristal S. said, "...If you went to LA and didn't go here - did you even go to LA? - Get a view from Griffith Observatory- Hike Runyon Canyon Park - Great brunch at Blu Jam Cafe - AMAZING french toast Square One Dining..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the top 5 sights I can't miss in L.A.?

    • Breanna W.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Breanna W. said, "...Other not miss things to do in LA include, hike Runyon Canyon Park or Beachwood Canyon to the Hollywood Sign, the Griffith Observatory at sunset/night, a show at Pantages Theatre is always fun (look on Goldstar.com for discounted tickets), if you're here..." See More

  • 1 mention in What is a good five day itinerary for Los Angeles?

    • Kristal S.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Kristal S. said, "...do in LA, per your interests the LACMA is a great museum, The Getty Center is great with amazing views, the Griffith Observatory provides a great view of Los Angeles. For some great meals I love the following: - French toast at..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the most popular neighborhoods in L.A.?

    • Kristal S.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Kristal S. said, "...if it's technically Studio City, but it's all very close). Los Feliz - Larchmont has some cute boutiques and good food. Griffith Observatory is in this area, definitely worth checking out. You'll get great views of the city. Koreatown - this is..." See More

  • 1 mention in Vancouver to Los Angeles, what are the places to stop and see?

    • Raúl D.

      Raúl D. said, "...Hotel. The Millennium is old school elegance. Since your in downtown you are close to everything. Hit up the Getty Museum, Griffith Observatory and Sunset Blvd. Hollywood is sooo touristy (if thats a word). If you go to a beach hit up..." See More

  • 1 mention in Itinerary ideas for San Diego to LA w/our active, wildlife-loving tweens?

    • Kristal S.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Kristal S. said, "...(borderline touristy) you can bike at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and stop to see all the street performers and street vendors. Griffith Observatory gives great views of LA, there are also hiking trails around there. You can kayak at Marina Del Rey,..." See More