One of my favourite things was the tour up to the Hollywood sign from my hostel (USA hostel downtown) but you could easily do this yourself.
- Take the 210 Dash bus from the corner of Hollywood and Vine heading north. This costs 50c.
- Get off at the last stop and walk up hill. You can’t get lost.
- You’ll reach a place with a tape across the road - this is to stop vehicles, feel free to duck underneath.
- You can see the sign!! On this trail there are several spots to get a picture with the sign. Don’t go climbing too far though, its against the law to go off the paths.
After a selfie session you can now walk to the Griffith Observatory. It’s about an hour and 20 to get there and the trails are well signed. Take plenty of water on a sunny day and enjoy the peace and quiet up in the hills. Griffith Observatory is free to enter and has really interesting displays about space and telescopes. And there are great views of downtown LA from there. Check their website for special events before you go.
Take the bus back from the Observatory. You’ll get dropped at the metro station and it’s just a few stops back to Hollywood and Vine. Alternatively find a couple of friends and take an Uber or Lyft for about $9.
Plan your trip for a Tuesday and get $1 tacos at Calle Tacos when you get back!
Send me your selfies if you do this!!