Griffith Observatory - Things To Do in Los Angeles - LikeALocal Guide

Why locals love it?

This observatory has free admission to view the beautiful sky, stars, moon, and further planets. The observatory opened in 1935, and has grown to be one of the most popular date locations since. It was remodeled in the early 2000's to keep up with technology and times.

Why you should visit it

This is one of the most romantic places in Los Angeles. The observatory also hosts shows and educational films on select nights. Furthermore, it features some amazing telescopes and a wonderful planetarium. Lastly, this location is great for viewing some of the historical sites in LA, like the Hollywood sign.

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Griffith is a great place to geek out about astronomy and get some great views of the city at the same time. Once a month they host a Star Party, which basically means there's telescopes out you can use and astronomers you can ask questions if you have them.
Piper local March 23, 2017
Great views, superb hiking trails, always crowded but a sight nonetheless.
Ruksana Local Ambassador March 16, 2017
Iconic imagery and you might learn something too!
Danny local September 5, 2016

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