Oh heyyy, Hollywood!
Built in 1923, did you know that the Hollywood sign used to read "Hollywoodland?" What is now a So Cal phenomenon and a huge tourist attraction, the sign was originally built as a dazzling advertisement for the pricey real estate development, Hollywoodland. Known as one of LA's biggest tourist attractions, this sign may just be the most photographed signs in the entire United States!
If you're in LA for a limited amount of time and are looking for a great place to take pictures with the iconic Hollywood Sign, look no further! Lake Hollywood Park is the absolutely perfect place for you. I was on a mission to find the best place in LA to take pictures with this famed sign, and after doing some researching, I decided that this spot looked to be a pretty good one. As I ventured out here last weekend with my roommate Jessie, I quickly realized that my intuition was right! Not only is this park very easy to get to (and has easily accessible, free parking...even on a Saturday afternoon), but the views were superb. You can park right next to the park and explore the grassy area before you make your way up the hill to see the sign from a few different vantage points.
There were quite a bit of tourists here but also a fair amount of locals, playing with their dogs and even hosting birthday parties. It had a very "family friendly" vibe to it and felt like a very safe part of town. If you head over to this part of town, I'd also recommend you check out the Hollywood Reservoir or the Hollywood Bowl Overlook for a fun adventure on the side!
Go and take your glam shot under one of the most iconic signs in the world! Lake Hollywood Park is located at: 3200 Canyon Lake Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
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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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