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Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign

Open daily 24hrs
Mount Lee Drive, Hollywood, 90027

The Basics

The best view of the Hollywood Sign is from down below, at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue. Other top viewing spots include the Hollywood and Highland Center, the top of Beachwood Drive, and the Griffith Observatory. Most Los Angeles and Hollywood sightseeing tours include at least a glimpse of the sign, while some Hollywood Sign tours include a helicopter ride or a hike into the Hollywood Hills to see the sign from behind and a visit to the observatory. On hiking tours, a tour guide shows travelers to the optimal vantage points for the best views over Beverly Hills. Tours depart from downtown LA, Anaheim, and as far away as Las Vegas.

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30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign
30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign
$129.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Punch It! :)
John was awesome to drive with! Great personality, and encourages you to "punch it". Very nice cars.
Nick_H, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Los Angeles

star-5
We survived the Hike to tell about it.
Leslie_W, Oct 2021
Official Hollywood Sign Hike: Walk to the Hollywood Sign
We had a great time. You really do walk to the top of the Hollywood sign. Prepare yourself. George was an excellent tour guide, he shared lots of stories on the history of LA & Hollywood. He even recommended places to eat or visit while in town. 2 thumbs up!
star-5
Full Day in Hollywood
AnnaMarie_H, Sep 2021
VIP Hollywood and Beverly Hills Day Tour
Lou, our guide, knew so much about everything we saw & did. Hard to pick a favorite because the whole tour was amazing. Walk of stars, the Griffith observatory, the Hollywood sign, Santa Monica pier carousel. Highly recommend!
star-5
We had such a fun time on...
Autumn_L, Sep 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
We had such a fun time on our Hollywood sign hike, definitely one of the highlights of the trip! Our tour guide Erik made the whole experience even better, he was knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations! Definitely a tour that’s worth it!
star-5
Eric M. was a great...
Anthony_C, Aug 2021
Official Hollywood Sign Hike: Walk to the Hollywood Sign
Eric M. was a great guide, he told us all different types of valuable information about the city of Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign & of the part itself. Would definitely do it again!!!
star-5
Great trip!
Lawrence_L, Aug 2021
Perfect 5 ½ Hour LA & Hollywood Tour from Santa Monica
Beverly Hills was absolutely beautiful… as someone scared of heights, I enjoyed being in the mountains but at the same time was nervous…. Hollywood Walk of Fame was amazing n seeing the Hollywood sign was too
star-5
It was a great experience & Emily was a friendly and fun tour guide !
Ambur_M, Aug 2021
Official Hollywood Sign Hike: Walk to the Hollywood Sign
Hiking up to and behind the Hollywood sign was a once in a lifetime experience. The views were spectacular!
star-4
Very informative!
Dawn_B, Oct 2021
Hollywood Star Tour
Rick was super informative and pleasant to tour with. Through no fault of the tour we chose a bad day as there was a shooting and stabbing in front of the Grumman theater which shut down the street. But Rick still made the best of it. Personally I think it would be better if they moved their meeting location to a cleaner safer area.
star-5
Great views. Great exercise. Very fun.
Ian_M, Aug 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Emily was a great guide. Knowledgeable and personable. She was vet accommodating and out everyone’s preferences and safety first.
star-5
100mph drive
THADDEUS_W, Jul 2021
30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign
Our tour guide was great. Made the experience fun. Very knowledgeable and personable. The car was clean and perfect. If have more than one driver add time to the experience.
star-5
1 Day is All You Need
Karen_W, Jul 2021
Los Angeles and Hollywood Day Tour from Las Vegas
This was a great adventure. We saw a lot of sites and learned a lot of good information. The itinerary was well crafted. Wear comfortable shoes, there is a little walking involved. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. Our guide Harry was very knowledgeable. He took good care of all of us. Harry thank you for making our 1-Day tour great. You Rock!!
star-5
Best Guide!
Heather_W, Jul 2021
4 Hours Private Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Multimedia
Mark was Fabulous! Very knowledgeable. Clean, nice, spacious Mercedes sprinter van. The time & extra effort he puts into his corresponding slideshow video was AWESOME. It really made the trip. Our family thoroughly enjoyed his tour.
star-5
Amazing experience!
Mariana_M, Jun 2021
Hollywood Star Tour
My first time in LA decided to take Star Tour was a great choice it is affordable and you see everything you need to see in LA. We had an amazing experience, Jimmy was our tour guy and the driver he had knowledgable , friendly and funny. The van was comfortable and clean, left on time, and there on time. Highly recommended Star Tour, you will not go wrong by taking this tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The sign hasn’t been lit up since New Year’s Eve of 2000, but its bright white letters often make it seem to glow in the night.

  • Guided tours allow for safe photo op stops so there’s no need to make a dangerous stop in the middle of the mountain road.

  • Dogs are permitted on hiking trails so long as they arekept on leash.

  • Hikers should bring sun protection and water.

  • Hiking to the letters themselves is strictly prohibited (you’ll be met with a chain link fence and security cameras), but the Brush Canyon Trail brings hikers to the peak right behind the sign.

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How to Get There

You can reach the sign on foot by taking the 6.4-mile (10.2-kilometer) round-trip hike on the Brush Canyon Trail in Griffith Park; the trailhead is at the end of Canyon Drive. Alternatively, visitors can drive into the hills for a closer look, arrive on a horseback riding excursion, or fly in on a helicopter tour for great aerial view.

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Trip ideas

Top Hiking Spots Near Los Angeles

Top Hiking Spots Near Los Angeles


When to Get There

The sign is always there, you just have to decide when you want to see it. Try a sunrise hike for fewer crowds and some solitude, or take in sunset from the hills while enjoying great views over homes of various movie stars in downtown Los Angeles. Griffith Park and its hiking trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Thanks to Southern California’s warm weather, the hike can be made any time of year.

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Hollywood Sign History

Once aglow with 4,000 light bulbs, the sign once had its own caretaker, who lived behind the letter L until 1939. Originally constructed to spell Hollywoodland, the sign’s last four letters were removed in the 1940s as they started to crumble. In the late 1970s, celebrities Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner joined forces with fans and other stars to save the famous symbol.

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