Griffith Park and Observatory
The Griffith Park extends for 4,210 acres (17 km²) of well-kept public grounds and is often referred to as the 'Central Park' of Los Angeles. Rent a bicycle, take a hike or have a picnic under the iconic Hollywood sign. Within the park is the Griffith observatory, which apart from being a familiar filming location, is filled with attractions of its own and a significant site for the study of astronomy. The park has a gift shops and the 'Cafe at the End of the Universe'.
Address: 2800 East Observatory Road
Telephone: (213) 473-0800
Opening times: Open Wednesday to Friday 12pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-10pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.