Griffith Observatory

For an interesting experience on your holiday to Los Angeles, don’t miss the Griffith Observatory. Take in the views as well as the fascinating space and science displays as you enjoy a visit to this popular attraction.

The Griffith Observatory is in Griffith Park to the north of Downtown Los Angeles. Sitting on a south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, you’ll have incredible views out across the City of Angels and of the iconic Hollywood sign.

After taking plenty of photos outside, head inside the observatory, which is free to enter but closed on Mondays. As you make your way through the impressive building, you’ll come across lots of great exhibits where you can learn all about astronomy and our universe.

The aim of the observatory is to spark your imagination, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see and do your own observing. There are often special events, talks, and things like sunset walks, so check the observatory’s website to see what’s happening while you’re there.

If you can stay at the Griffith Observatory into the evening, the views across LA are incredible when the city’s countless lights twinkle in the night. A peaceful spot that feels like it’s separated from the rest of bustling LA, you’ll head back down Mount Hollywood feeling nice and relaxed.

From the Griffith Observatory, it’s just a short journey to Dodger Stadium if you want to watch the city’s baseball team in action. Or, if there’s enough time left in the day, have another fun and
educational trip to the California Science Center.