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Griffith Park Tours

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Griffith Park
Griffith Park is one of the largest city parks in North America, covering a vast 4,310 acres (1,744 hectares). An oasis in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, this green space caters to visitors of all ages and interests with attractions such as the Los Angeles City Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, and the iconic Hollywood sign. 

The Basics
Griffith Park is an ideal escape from LA’s bustling city center. Visitors can rent bicycles and tour the park on two wheels, join a guided hike or horseback ride up to the Hollywood sign, or explore a multitude of museums, golf courses, tennis courts, and hiking trails. Budding astronomers can visit the landmark Griffith Observatory, which boasts rooftop telescopes plus the world’s most advanced star projector, while kids love the Los Angeles Zoo and its 250 animal species. Don’t miss the Travel Town Museum, which features dozens of vintage railcars and locomotives; the Museum of the American West, where kids can pan for gold and explore a stagecoach; and the Griffith Park merry-go-round with its carved and colorfully painted horses. If you’re short on time, visit the park on a Los Angeles day tour to also see city highlights such as Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, and plenty of water. 
  • Pack a lunch to enjoy the park’s many scenic picnic areas. 
  • Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times. 
  • A trip to the observatory is ideal for visitors with limited mobility thanks to its plentiful parking, expansive views, and relatively flat ground. 

How to Get There
Griffith Park is located at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood. Access to the park is easiest by car, and parking is free. For information and maps, stop by the Griffith Park Ranger Station at Crystal Springs Drive. On weekends, holidays, and during summer, the park’s higher elevations can be congested with heavy traffic, so it’s best to use the DASH Observatory Shuttle to access Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. 

When to Get There
Griffith Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Opening hours for attractions within the park vary. Summer is LA’s busiest season, but spring and autumn visitors can benefit from decreased smog levels and fewer crowds. January and February can be rainy, so pack an umbrella if visiting in winter.

Movies Filmed in Griffith Park
Being in La La Land, it’s no surprise that Griffith Park stars in more than a few films and TV shows. James Dean and his classmates take a trip to the Griffith Observatory in Rebel Without a Cause, and the park’s Bronson Caves were featured in the 1960s TV shows Batman and Star Trek. Ron Burgundy of Anchorman fame fights bears in the Los Angeles Zoo, Conrad Birdie serenades Ann-Margret at the Greek Theater in the classic musical Bye Bye Birdie, and the tunnel to Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? leads to the Griffith Observatory.
Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles 90027, USA
Hours: Daily
Admission: Park admission is free; fees may apply to attractions inside the park
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Beaches and More

Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Beaches and More

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From the Hollywood sign to the celebrity mansions of Beverly Hills, Los Angles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Santa Monica Pier to the Sunset Strip—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike

Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike

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Experience panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline as you embark on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) hike to one of the highest peaks in Griffith Park. Follow your expert guide as they share captivating tales of Hollywood history. Snap some shots of the iconic Hollywood Sign before finishing your tour at the world-famous, iconic Griffith Observatory.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

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Knock out must-see sights and some must-have photo ops while getting a workout on this moderate-intensity hiking tour in Los Angeles. Follow your guide up the paths that lead to Griffith Park's iconic Hollywood sign while listening to engaging commentary on Tinseltown's history. The hike is steep, but moves at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops. Entrance to the Griffith Park Observatory included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hollywood Sign: Walk to the Top

Hollywood Sign: Walk to the Top

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Join your guide for a 2.5-hour walking tour that combines sightseeing in the hills of Los Angeles with a vigorous walk up to the Hollywood sign. Learn about the history of Los Angeles on an entertaining hike that takes in Griffith Park, the Hollywood Hills neighborhood, and the Hollywood sign, and offers views of Burbank, the San Fernando Valley, and all of Los Angeles.
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Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

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Get an in-depth introduction to Los Angeles on this grand city tour. Ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time, the tours start in downtown Los Angeles then continues to Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and Beverly Hills.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour of Griffith Observatory

Private Tour of Griffith Observatory

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Griffith Observatory is a landmark that even locals don’t know enough about. Called “the hood ornament of Los Angeles,” it serves as a public observatory, planetarium, and exhibition space. Designed by some of its former employees, this tour will give you an introduction to the city that you’ll never forget. When Griffith J. Griffith first viewed the moon from a telescope he exclaimed, "If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!" For the remainder of his life, he toiled to realize his vision for a public observatory that would benefit future generations. Now, the Griffith Observatory is the most popular attraction of its kind in the world. Join us as we discover not just an L.A. landmark, but a place where you’ll have the chance to make memories. As fellow travelers, astronomers, and Angelenos, we at LA Tour1 will help you make the most of your time at Griffith Observatory.
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  • 3 hours
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LA Afternoon Tour With Hollywood Sign and Star Homes

LA Afternoon Tour With Hollywood Sign and Star Homes

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  • 4 hours
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The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Explore Hollywood, Los Angeles, and beyond on this all-day guided excursion from Anaheim, downtown L.A., or North Hollywood. After a convenient hotel pickup, head out with a knowledgeable guide and experience classic sites and neighborhoods like the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame, Memorial Coliseum, Griffith Observatory, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier.
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  • 10 hours
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Privately Customized Tour of Los Angeles

Privately Customized Tour of Los Angeles

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Experience the best of Los Angeles on a 6-hour private tour with a personal guide, and explore the city in a vehicle that seats up to 15 guests. Get an insider’s glimpse of Tinseltown as you stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, watch for celebrities as you tour Rodeo Drive and the city's exclusive neighborhoods, then take in views of the Hollywood sign and towering downtown skyscrapers. Enjoy the ultimate L.A. experience, and enjoy the convenience of a personal tour that begins and ends at your hotel or private residence. 
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6-Hour Los Angeles City Tour

6-Hour Los Angeles City Tour

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Private Tour - Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Stars' Homes with Pick up, Mercedes van

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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Notorious Los Angeles: Private Haunted and True Crime City Tour

Notorious Los Angeles: Private Haunted and True Crime City Tour

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  • 4 hours
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Hollywood, Beverly Hills Half-Day Tour

Hollywood, Beverly Hills Half-Day Tour

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We use only newer model air-conditioned Mercedes vehicles so you'll tour in comfort and style. Our professional guides and unique itinerary make this a must-see tour excursion.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private VIP L.A. Experience

Private VIP L.A. Experience

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  • 3 hours
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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Los Angeles

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  • 30 minutes
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Los Angeles

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  • 1 hour
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Los Angeles

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Los Angeles

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Mini-Car Sunrise Tour: See The Hollywood Sign and Observatory includes Breakfast

Mini-Car Sunrise Tour: See The Hollywood Sign and Observatory includes Breakfast

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Take on LA's sunrise minicar tour of some of the city's top sights. Get behind the wheel of your 2-seater open-air vehicle as you drive yourself through the scenic Los Angeles hills, while the city's just waking up. Take in panoramic morning views from the Griffith Observatory, and refuel with a continental breakfast as you marvel at an unparalleled view of the Hollywood Sign. Consider upgrading to picture package for a perfect souvenir. - Cruise around Los Angeles in a fun minicar, and feel the wind as you drive - Visit Griffith Park Observatory, and stop at the abandoned Los Angeles Zoo - Snap photos of iconic LA sights—the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory - Enjoy great inclusions—continental breakfast, binoculars, and minicar use
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Custom Tour of Los Angeles in Luxurious SUV! Pictures Included!

Private Custom Tour of Los Angeles in Luxurious SUV! Pictures Included!

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors See all of Los Angeles' top sights in one day Hassle-free pickup from most hotels Get local tips and insights from your guide
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mount Hollywood Hike

Mount Hollywood Hike

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For the Mount Hollywood Hike we’ll meet you by the Greek Theater. You’ll then hike up through the Bird Sanctuary and into the Hollywood Hills as we tell you about the first inhabitants of the Los Angeles area, the Tongva. As we climb the hills you’ll see LA spread below you, so it’s a great way to get an understanding of how the city developed and how the different areas connect with each other. From the summit of Mount Hollywood you can see almost the whole of Los Angeles. From there we’ll follow the trails down, stopping at some of the best spots to get photos of the Hollywood Sign, to the Griffith Observatory. We’ll finish your Mount Hollywood Hike by giving you a quick tour of the Observatory, before leaving you to enjoy this fantastic free museum. Great exercise and unforgettable memories! * Tour starts 3pm (Winter) or 4pm (Summer) daily * Free bottle of water included in price * Children between 7-12 y.o. gain free entry
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  • 3 hours
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Los Angeles City Tour & Landmarks

Los Angeles City Tour & Landmarks

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Experience the most fun-filled, and entertaining Los Angeles city tour, giving you a genuine L.A experience. Our Los Angeles city tour enables you to see all that Los Angeles has to offer, with 4 convenient stops at some of the city’s most iconic places. Tour with comfort in our heat and air conditioning open-air transit minibus.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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All of Los Angeles in A Day

All of Los Angeles in A Day

Take in Los Angeles in one day! Allow us to escort you through the Los Angeles maze with ease as we cater a tour to your refined taste that garnishes a sample of the highlights of Los Angeles. Sit back, relax, and take in all the views of Los Angeles in style from a Luxury vehicle that’s sure to steal glances from the pedestrians, dine in style at one of the exclusive restaurants that is hand picked to best fit your parties preferences. Allow us to tailor your vacation with a pickup from your hotel or airport, and ending with your destination preference: choose a spot for dinner to conclude with our concierge and assistants making your stay as seamless as possible. Tour Stops; Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach/ Muscle Beach, Venice Canals, Beverly Hills sign, LA Farmers Market, Rodeo Dr, Bel Air Mansions, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Mulholland Drive, Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip, and Celebrity Homes
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Grand Los Angeles Tour

Grand Los Angeles Tour

See the best that the Los Angeles area has to offer on this full-day tour with our fun, exciting and knowledgeable tour guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Griffith Park hours of operation?
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Griffith Park hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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What's the best way to experience Griffith Park?