Hollywood Bowl Overlook
Hollywood Bowl Overlook
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Habitat P
Los Angeles, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
I first notice people on the ridge from sitting in the Bowl. They looked like the opening scene in Lawrence of Arabia coming over the hill. Since then,I've gone myself. You can hear the music and eat your own quiet picnic. Bring a chair.
Written 15 August 2015
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Moser
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
It's a great venue but the amount of POT smoking is bad. Because it is outdoor it gives everyone an excuse to light up. I don't have a problem if you want to smoke on your own and happy to have nice friends who smoke but it's something that I choose not to do. This place doesn't give you a choose because every other person is lighting up.
Written 15 July 2019
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caram30
Aston, PA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Solo
I visited the Hollywood Bowl Overlook on my last day in LA. I had my rental car for several more hours, and wanted to see the Hollywood Bowl. The concierge at my hotel told me that I could take the windy road up into Hollywood Hills, and there was an Overlook pull-off with a great view on Muholland Drive. On my GPS I typed in Muholland Drive and was given a choice of Muholland Drive or Multiview Drive. I figured that Multiview Drive made the most sense, so that's what I picked. Fortunately I was right. Anyway there are two or three pull-offs along this road with views. I was traveling from North Hollywood towards Hollywood. I'm not sure where or what was at the first pull-off (as indicated by the GPS), but at the second pull-off there was a wonderful view of Universal City. Several more miles down the road was the pull-off for the Hollywood Bowl Overlook. The views were incredible. You can climb the steps to the top and there is a wonderful view of the HOLLYWOOD sign. The Hollywood Bowl is right below, and the Los Angeles skyline and views of the freeway are straight ahead. The only downside for me was that it was a very rainy day, but even with the rain I got a bird's eye view of Universal City, the Hollywood Bowl, the HOLLYWOOD sign, and a heavily overcasted LA. I can only imagine that on a clear day the view would be phenomenal. If you have a car, going to the Hollywood Bowl Overlook is definitely worth doing. If you don't have a car, some of the tour companies will take you here.
Written 25 November 2011
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Tirza
Los Angeles, CA52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I live in LA, and Mulholland Drive is one of my favorite rides in LA to take my visitors friends. The drive is along Santa Monica mountains ( actually hills), between what we call the City and the Valley. You can see both areas along the way. Hollywood Bowl Overlook along the way, has a beautiful view. If you travel in the summer Hollywood Bowl concert is a must!
Written 3 October 2019
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marc000007
Los Angeles, California, USA34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
I can't deny that the atmosphere at the Hollywood Bowl is wonderful. But the hell that you have to go through before and after every event makes this the most unbearable place that I have gone to in my 15 years of living in Los Angeles. I purchased tickets to see Frozen Planet through Living Social. I printed my certificate, but it said I had to go to Will Call to pick up my tickets. Didn't think that would be such a bid deal. I then looked into the best way to get there. Decided I would do the Park and Ride, so I didn't have to deal with traffic. Clicked on their web link multiple times over a week to get tickets for Park and Ride; it never worked. In the end, we decided to drive there. The website says you can park in Lot A, B or C. Fine. Then that's what we'll do. So we drive to the Bowl, and this takes us over an hour from Playa del Rey. OK, this is LA, so we accept that. By the time we get to lots A, B and C, the small sign says "Pass Holders Only". At this point, we passed the other parking lots, and there is no way back. Why could they not state that when we were going by the public parking lots outside the Bowl. So it took us another 30 minutes to be able to come back to the exact same area, and go to the public parking area. Thirty minutes! Then we finally park, and walk about 10 min to the Bowl. The Will Call line was at least 1/4 mile long!. We were in line for about 45 minutes! I complained to the not-so-nice guys at the counter about the ridiculous line, and how the Bowl should be better organized, and why could I not have printed my tickets before. He told me this was because I got the tickets on Living Social!

We brought our kids and a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show, thinking we would have about an hour to an hour and a half to do this. We got to our seats at 7:58 PM for the 8:00 show! We left Playa del Rey at 5:30 PM. So it took us 2 1/2 hours to drive, park, get the tickets, then get to our seats. Leaving us a whopping 3 minutes to get our picnic food in. And after the show, we had to deal with the rush of people all going back to their cars at the same time, and having to wait for every car in front of you to get out before we could leave, since they have stacked car parking there.

Yes, the show was wonderful. But the irritation and stress of getting there, and getting out of there, made this a really crappy evening. I am never going back there.
Written 7 July 2012
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786malgorzatac
Los Angeles, CA295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Located on Mulholland Dr. the overlook gives you a chance to see the city panorama.On a sunny day whole LA is well visible, and it is a great spot to take a photo of the Hollywood sign! The only thing is that the parking lot tends to be extremely busy, so be careful while parking!
Written 29 December 2019
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funnyfarmwest
Redding, CA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
One of the joys of attending concerts here was bringing a picnic lunch or dinner complete with tablecloth, wine, candles the works. Just set it up on a nice patch of lawn and enjoy. Good way to people watch. It was years ago I was there but very fond memories of the concerts there.
Written 19 November 2019
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teejay11
Lytham St Anne's, UK810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Went on a sight seeing tour very impressive sight would love to see a concert there nice scenery on our drive around the area.
Written 12 November 2019
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Luxury T
Los Angeles, CA43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It’s great option to experience great time with friends and family, hollywood time. We take our snacks, drinks and even sandwiches and enjoy their music and shows. I love it. It’s stress free time.
Written 29 September 2019
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leahb908
East Troy, WI344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Our Airbnb was nearby so we decided to drive up to this. It’s a fun drive up the canyon and you wonder what it’s like to live on the narrow winding road.

Be aware that the parking area is tiny! You may have to drive away, turn around, and come back to find a spot. You don’t need long here but it’s a pretty view. I’m sure it’s neat to see at night but, sadly it closes at 6 pm.
Written 20 September 2019
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