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Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles

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Overlooking the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, Hollywood Sign is an icon of popular culture in the United States. You'll recognize this sign from its many appearances in movies set in and around Hollywood. Although it often denotes the excitement of the Golden Era of Hollywood, the sign actually stands on the spot where starlet Peg Entwistle died in 1932. To see the most famous view of the sign from below, look up from Hollywood Boulevard. Make Hollywood Sign a part of your Los Angeles vacation plans using our Los Angeles vacation trip planner.
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  • We didn't take this drive on our last trip and it is well worth the price of admission (free). It was a great drive up in the mountains and once we arrived it didn't disappoint. The Hollywood Park sit...  more »
  • In my opinion I feel like this a must when visiting LA because this is one of the things you associate LA with. The observatory was closed when we went which was a Monday. You can still view the scene...  more »
  • The Hollywood sign has many uses! I routinely use it to indicate where I am in LA. I am here temporarily and it has saved me from getting lost. The drive to the sign is beautiful! Right below the sign...  more »
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  • One of the best days I have ever had with my son. Wow made the hike from the Observatory all the way to the iconic Hollywood Sign. 9 years old, and we made the hike, taking in all the breathtaking views of L.A. There are different ways you can take. We took the longest one that took you right to the front of the sign. Not a hike for the faint hearted. We went on a clear day, and the photo ops are many. Was worth the hike. We will do it again someday!
  • In A Nutshell: -I researched & chose this hike b/c I wanted to make sure I had a good FRONT view of the sign vs. walking super close but BEHIND it. -The hike was fairly easy & short 4ish miles round trip. -Start early, like 7am early or else you will have a very hard time finding a parking spot in the two tiny parking lots. -The other thing is if you are an introvert like me & you want to avoid lot's of people then come early b/c the trails get heavily trekked. -There is a great spot to take some clear shots of the sign. -The spot is very close to STEINER RANCH. Overall, beyond the HOLLYWOOD sign, the hike is kinda boring, dusty & too many people. Good for a one-time photo-op.
  • Took a hosted tour of the Hollywood sign last week with LA Fly Rides. Scott, our awesome guide, got us up and down Mt. Lee without issues. Such an amazing tour with lots of great views of LA, the valley and the Hollywood hills facade.
  • So fun! The views up here are absolutely beautiful. Did a tour up to the top of the sign with LA fly rides. Very fun experience. The route on the way up wasn't crowded at all and I loved seeing the sign up close. Don't miss seeing this icon!
  • I think that the amount of photos being take every single moment here is second only to the Eiffel Tower lol The sign is a must at least once in life. Will there be a second time? Maybe if I will have visitors from out of town that would like to see it. For me one time was enough. I think that the coast line of LA is far better in terms of nature and beauty. Nice to watch from distance. Distance is beautiful when being watched from the sign.