Best Places to See the Hollywood Sign

Aug 10, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Although at times you can see the Hollywood Sign from many places though out Los Angeles, getting close to it is easier said than done, and can be a daunting task. So Travelin’ Local thought we’d show you the best places to see the Hollywood Sign and how to get there.

To map your journey to visit the Hollywood Sign, all you have to do is plug your current location into Google Maps for each of the addresses provided in this story. From there, you’ll be able to get directions to each of the Hollywood Sign’s vantage points, from anywhere in the city.

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From here, not only is there a spectacular view of the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Reservoir is a must see place to enjoy. Although the map looks like you’re stopping in the middle of the road, there are a few “parking” spots here.

3202 Canyon Lake Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90068

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If you want to do some hiking along with the Hollywood Sign viewing, there is a small parking lot here.

Lake Hollywood Dr & Weidlake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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Using this map as your guide, follow Beachwood Drive until it ends. Following the Hollyridge Trail, you can get as close to the Hollywood Sign as the trail will take you. I haven’t touched the sign—and I’m not sure if it’s possible anymore because of safety reasons—but let me know how close you can go! The parking lot is small but there is street parking further south if you want to walk. Also the DASH Beachwood Bus Line runs all the way up Beachwood Drive as far as Westshire Dr.

Another great place to view the Hollywood Sign is at the Hollywood & Highland Center. At the Hollywood & Highland Center, you can combine a little shopping and lunch, and stand 4 stories high to view the Hollywood Sign.

For a true LA insider’s look at the Hollywood Hills, try the Hollywood/Highland Travelin’ Local Walking Tour. It’s 3 miles of total LA uniqueness.

Travelin’ Local is just as much about going to the right places, as it’s about the best ways to get there to see the sights and sounds.

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