I came back to snap some pics at nighttime too, pictured below!
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that there are some really great places to get amazing skyline views of the City of Angels (and that I'm on a mission to find 'em all). You can hike Runyon Canyon in Hollywood, visit the Griffith Observatory, or wine and dine on an LA rooftop (Perch is still my favorite restaurant view!). But – if you want to see an amazing view for little effort (maybe 100 steps total) and little cost (zero $ in fact), I have the perfect spot for you – The Hollywood Bowl Overlook! Not only is this spot super easy to get to but it’s the perfect outing if you have guests visiting with kiddos or those that aren’t fans of puttin’ on their hiking boots. From this not-so-well-known Hollywood Bowl Overlook you can see the Hollywood Sign, The Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Bowl, AND downtown Los Angeles…win-win-win-win! Apparently on a clear day, you can even see all the way out to the Pacific Ocean.
As you enter the lookout point, you’ll be greeted with a stunning view of the LA Skyline. You’ll also notice that there are stairs that lead up to all around better views - including the Hollywood Sign, Downtown LA, and the Hollywood Bowl. If you want to see anything up close and personal, you can put coins into the various telescopes and check out the scenes from a clearer view. Signs are also placed around the lookout points so you can learn some of LA’s history while you’re up there.
Whether you’re a tourist or local Angelino, I would suggest you don’t miss out on one of the most stunning views of the city. The Hollywood Bowl Overlook is located at: 7036 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. There are only a few parking spots in the lot right next to the lookout point, but I’d suggest parking on the side of the road at the tow-away zone (Ok, clearly don’t come to me for any legal advice, but I parked here for a short while and had no problem.).
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L.A. is an amazing and diverse city full of culture, history, art, nature, museums, and attractions - which results in countless things to do & see - no matter your budget. Time after time I find that when you seek new adventure, you will find it!
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