Griffith Park Tours and Tickets

Love your movies? Want to take your film-loving adventures to a new high? Then a trip up to the Hollywood sign and Griffith Park Observatory will tick any film lovers must-do list. With Griffith park tickets and you'll not only be exploring the locations for famous films like La La Land but also standing near that famous sign looking out at downtown LA. You're heading for the Hollywood hills! Take in that view; there's Beverley Hills and Hollywood. With Griffith Park Los Angeles tickets, hike around the neighborhood's and see where the rich and famous hang out! Re-visit the scenes of those films up at Griffith Park Observatory and immerse yourself into the Hollywood movie culture. Maybe you can re-enact a few of your favourite scenes too?
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Our tips for Griffith Park

  • Arrive early. To steer clear of bustling crowds and secure convenient parking, it is recommended to arrive at Griffith Park and Observatory early in the day. These popular attractions tend to experience higher visitor numbers, particularly on weekends and holidays. By arriving early, you can maximize your enjoyment of the park and find a suitable parking spot with greater ease.
  • Add in a hop-on hop-off tour. Take a walk, but why not add in a LA hop-on hop-off tour and you'll get to see the scenic views from Griffith Park as well as the rest of LA. And you'll save some dollars too!
  • Explore the observatory. Make sure not to overlook the chance to visit the Griffith Observatory, as it offers a wealth of enriching experiences. Take a moment to consult the show schedules to catch captivating planetarium shows and special presentations that delve into the wonders of the cosmos. Additionally, allocate time to explore the exhibits, where you can immerse yourself in the fascinating realm of astronomy and space science, deepening your understanding of the universe.

Good to know

It's a big park! Nestled in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles, California, Griffith Park sprawls across a vast expanse of over 4,310 acres (1,740 hectares), solidifying its status as one of the largest urban parks in the United States. In 1896, the land that comprises Griffith Park was generously donated to the city of Los Angeles by Colonel Griffith J.Griffith, an esteemed philanthropist of Welsh-American heritage. Colonel Griffith had a noble vision to establish a public space that would bestow the city's residents with ample opportunities for recreation and cultural enrichment. As a testament to his enduring legacy, the park was named in his honor.

Perched atop the southern slope of Mount Hollywood, the Griffith Park Observatory presents awe-inspiring vistas of the city skyline, the majestic Pacific Ocean, and the encompassing mountain ranges. This renowned observatory was inaugurated in 1935. Its establishment was made feasible through the generous bequest of Griffith J. Griffith, a philanthropist of Welsh-American descent, who donated funds to construct the facility, thereby enabling public access for educational enrichment and sheer enjoyment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Where is Griffith Park located?

    Situated on the eastern edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, Griffith Park finds its home in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, USA.

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Griffith Park?

    LA can boast a pleasant year-round climate, just make sure to keep hydrated as these tours often involve walking.

  • Q: What are the operating hours of Griffith Park?

    Griffith Park warmly welcomes the public every day, but it's important to note that operating hours may differ for individual attractions within the park. For instance, the Griffith Observatory adheres to specific opening and closing times. To ensure a seamless visit, it is highly recommended to consult the official websites or contact the respective attractions in advance to verify their operating hours. This will help you plan your itinerary and make the most of your experience in Griffith Park.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    These are guided tours, so check your tour details for the meeting point. Often you'll need to make your way to the North Vermont Avenue Entrance of Griffith Park.

  • Q: Can I hike in Griffith Park?

    Certainly! Griffith Park boasts an expansive network of hiking trails that cater to a wide range of skill levels. Among the popular trails are the Griffith Observatory Trail, Brush Canyon Trail, and Ferndell Trail. These well-frequented pathways provide not only invigorating hikes but also captivating vistas of the park itself, the cityscape, and the picturesque surrounding landscape.

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