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Where is this view

OK its in the movies

Cars pull over and people get out and they look across the city which i presume is LA.Your quite high up maybe on top of a hill or on the side of a mountain,you can see all the city lights.Any ideas?

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1. Re: Where is this view

There are a lot of different city views, but a common one you see is Muholland Hwy and they are overlooking the San Fernando Valley.

Hove, United Kingdom
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2. Re: Where is this view

Almost certainly Mulholland Drive.

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Windsor UK
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4. Re: Where is this view

Thanks guys

Near Disneyland
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5. Re: Where is this view

I highly suggest Fryman Canyon Overlook. Was there at night and the view of the SF Valley was awesome! Pay attention however to the signs restricting parking after 9pm or so. Park your car, get out and head for the staircase on the side of the hill. Go up that for a better look. No fee to park.

By the way if you've ever seen people in the movies parking at or near the Hollywood Sign that is just movie magic. The road to the sign has a locked gate and is monitored by security cameras. You can see cam views at www.hollywoodsign.org.

I got the following from a search on TA:

Mulholland Drive

The Santa Monica Mountains, which separate the vast Los Angeles coastal plain from the San Fernando Valley, can be traversed via spectacular Mulholland Drive, the paved section of which snakes tortuously from just west of the San Diego Freeway clear to the Hollywood Freeway’s span through Cahuenga Pass. Driving the complete route takes a couple of hours, and at only a handful of places can you pull over to admire the view. But if you’re faced with a free, smogless afternoon, this makes for a highly enjoyable journey. A few worthy stopping points: Just a few minutes up the hill from the Hollywood Freeway a turnout affords terrific views of the Hollywood Bowl and much of Los Angeles. West of the intersection with Laurel Canyon Road are both Laurel Canyon Park, a grassy but viewless plateau tucked in a valley that’s popular for dog-walking and picnicking, and the Fryman Canyon Overlook, which provides an excellent vista of the entire San Fernando Valley. You’ll sometimes see celebs walking their pets in these areas, so keep a camera handy.

Los Angeles
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Other great places to get views of LA without having to be in your car are the Getty Center, the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Bowl Overlook on Mulholland Dr., and Runyon Canyon Park which offers great views of LA and of celebrities walking their dogs!

Pasadena, CA
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7. Re: Where is this view

I would think it's Mullholland as the others have already answered.

If you're up to it, take Hwy 2 -Angeles Crest Highway. Drive all the way up to the top of Mount Wilson. You'll get an even bigger view of LA to Catalina Island. On a clear day, it's pretty spectacular!

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