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Review of Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour
Ranked #34 of 547 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Perched atop Mount Lee, this global symbol of Hollywood glamour measures 450 feet in length with mammoth white letters, each standing 45 feet high, spelling out the name of the city. There is no access to The Hollywood Sign as it sits on restricted property however; there are several scenic view points which provide great photo opportunities . 1) Hollywood and Highland. Farther away but easy , especially if you are already in Hollywood. 2) The Griffith Observatory. Take the Metro Red Line at Hollywood and Highland to the Griffith Observatory stop. From here board the DASH Observatory shuttle operating 7 days a week ( beginning 3/21/17) to the front lawn of The Griffith Observatory for views of The Hollywood Sign. 3) The Sign is best viewed from the interior of Griffith Park. Trail signs will guide you to these sites. Please stay on the designated trails and enjoy the great views of The Hollywood Sign !
Bethel, Connecticut
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Cross it off the bucket list”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Just one of those things you have to say that you've seen when you visit LA/Hollywood...really nothing special. We drove through the narrow, windy back roads of the developments in the area to get a good vantage point to see the sign and take a picture. (The city prohibits you from getting too close so you can only see it in the distance and their are no "official" viewing areas.) Stayed just long enough to capture the image on film...anti-climatic, really!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Donna S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Your trip to LA is incomplete without visiting this!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had been seeing it from everywhere we went but we just had TO get up there and see it up close and personal. We took the drive up and made it there just by asking people we saw on the way - "Where's the Hollywood sign?" We knew we had found the perfect picture spot when we saw plethora of tour buses and cars parked this steep hill and everyone was just taking pictures left and right. We went around sunset and it was gorgeous - got some great photos - maybe marveled at the view or about another 10-15 minutes and we were on our way! This is a must - you can't just go to LA and NOT go as close as possible to the Hollywood sign :)

Visited December 2013
3 Thank Nida H
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lived on the street, most amazing views”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

I lived on Deronda drive while studying acting in LA. this is without a doubt the closest and best place to view the sign. Go right to the top and it's very clear. On weekends the roads are closed and only residents are allowed, so give them a break on those days please! There are 5 fabulous other days you can view it! There is also great views of the city and a great wee restaurant on Beachwood that has amazing food and service :)

3 Thank Annabelrd
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Hoover, Alabama
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Just a couple of letters...”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Just a couple of famous letters on the hill. "Must see"... - I don't know... You can make some shots from Griffith Observatory - but the view is just average/poor - nothing special.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank J B
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Toronto, Canada
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135 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“great to see this landmark”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Nothing seems to be special until you go to the hill to personally feel the landmark in front of you. It is not the same on photos or tv.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank SekBoy
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