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Review of Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign
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Los Angeles Horseback-Riding Tour to the Hollywood Sign
Ranked #33 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Perched atop Mount Lee, this global symbol of Hollywood glamour measures 450 feet in length with mammoth white letters, each standing 45 feet high, spelling out the name of the city. There is no access to The Hollywood Sign as it sits on restricted property however; there are several scenic view points which provide great photo opportunities . 1) Hollywood and Highland. Farther away but easy , especially if you are already in Hollywood. 2) The Griffith Observatory. Take the Metro Red Line at Hollywood and Highland to the Griffith Observatory stop. From here board the DASH Observatory shuttle operating 7 days a week ( beginning 3/21/17) to the front lawn of The Griffith Observatory for views of The Hollywood Sign. 3) The Sign is best viewed from the interior of Griffith Park. Trail signs will guide you to these sites. Please stay on the designated trails and enjoy the great views of The Hollywood Sign !
Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I think the only reason why I was impressed by this sign was the fact that I've seen it so many times in movies so it's iconic. Other than that, it's just plain white sign. It doesn't even glow in dark... It' s really nothing special, at least to me.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Maja M
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“Take a nice hike up to the sign”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

On our way to Universal Studios Hollywood, we decided to hike to the Hollywood sign. It took us about an hour to hike up there. The trail is very nice and wide, and it is not too strenuous. If you'd like to hike to the sign, find the intersection of Franklin and Beechwood on your GPS. From there, go north on Beechwood until you cannot go any further. You will come to a dirt parking lot which holds about 10 cars. If you want one of these spots, you must go early. Everyone else parks on the street, and traffic gets crazy! We arrived at that parking lot at 9am and were lucky to get a spot. The road was already lined with many cars. After hiking to the sign returning to our car, the foot traffic was noticeably increased and there were many more cars on the side of the road. I recommend that you do the hike, and I highly recommend you go early in the morning. Our only disappointment was arriving up behind the sign and realizing that we could not get more than 200 yards from the sign - high fences and warnings of arrest. Its not like the movies in which people hang around close to the letters :-)

Visited March 2013
3 Thank Darren D
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Eaton, Ohio, United States
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“The view of the city and mountains are better than the sign.”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The great views at the tourist stop is better than seeing the sign is why I give it a 4. So, if it is on your tour list and you are like me not that excited about seeing the sign, you won't be so disappointed.

Visited March 2013
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Mission Viejo, California
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“On a clear day”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The entrance to the service road is reached through a residential neighborhood. Parking is scarce. We arrived at 8am on a Sunday and snagged the last spot.

The hike up is relatively easy and about 4 miles round trip. There are no facilities (restroom or water) so be prepared. Lots of the friendly neighbors walk their dogs this early.

The views are amazing. There was a marine layer the day we hiked and the vistas were beautiful. Know that the closest you can get to the sign is about 25 yards. You are behind a chain link fence.

We took hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy at the top. Other hikers are very willing to take your group's picture--just reciprocate!

Had brunch afterwards at Sunset and Vine! Good end to a fun morning

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“the best photo op for you and the hollywood sign....”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

if you park in the shadow of the griffith park observatory and hike the trail about 1/2 mile, there's a perfect photo spot for a photo of you with the hollywood sign..........

Visited April 2012
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