Explore Los Angeles
Photo courtesy of Pedro Szekely
Type: Sightseeing, Uniquely Here
There's nothing quite like seeing the Hollywood Sign to let you know you've arrived in L.A. Built in 1923 as a real-estate advertisement, the sign originally read "Hollywoodland," but the last four... Read More
There's nothing quite like seeing the Hollywood Sign to let you know you've arrived in L.A. Built in 1923 as a real-estate advertisement, the sign originally read "Hollywoodland," but the last four letters were dropped in 1945. In 1978, the sign received much-needed repairs, and today it stands as one of the movie capital's best-known calling cards. Located on Mount Lee in Griffith Park, the sign is now closely protected, so do not expect to get very close. Hike up to the fenced-in area behind the sign via trails in Griffith Park; or just go to the observatory for a great view. Or go to 7036 Mulholland Drive, where the Hollywood Bowl Scenic Overlook gives you a wonderful view of the sign, as well as that beautiful outdoor concert hall.
Beachwood Canyon Dr & Glen Holly Dr
Hollywood Hills, CA
- Sightseeing: "Take a guided horseback ride with Sunset Ranch on Beachwood Drive for a terrific view of the sign – and the city below as well."
- Best for Sightseeing Because: The ultimate symbol of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign has beckoned visitors to Tinseltown since 1923.