Griffith Park Tours

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Griffith Park is one of the largest city parks in North America, covering a vast 4,310 acres (1,744 hectares). An oasis in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, this green space caters to visitors of all ages and interests with attractions such as the Los Angeles City Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, and the iconic Hollywood sign. 

The Basics
Griffith Park is an ideal escape from LA’s bustling city center. Visitors can rent bicycles and tour the park on two wheels, join a guided hike or horseback ride up to the Hollywood sign, or explore a multitude of museums, golf courses, tennis courts, and hiking trails. Budding astronomers can visit the landmark Griffith Observatory, which boasts rooftop telescopes plus the world’s most advanced star projector, while kids love the Los Angeles Zoo and its 250 animal species. Don’t miss the Travel Town Museum, which features dozens of vintage railcars and locomotives; the Museum of the American West, where kids can pan for gold and explore a stagecoach; and the Griffith Park merry-go-round with its carved and colorfully painted horses. If you’re short on time, visit the park on a Los Angeles day tour to also see city highlights such as Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, and plenty of water. 
  • Pack a lunch to enjoy the park’s many scenic picnic areas. 
  • Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times. 
  • A trip to the observatory is ideal for visitors with limited mobility thanks to its plentiful parking, expansive views, and relatively flat ground. 

How to Get There
Griffith Park is located at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood. Access to the park is easiest by car, and parking is free. For information and maps, stop by the Griffith Park Ranger Station at Crystal Springs Drive. On weekends, holidays, and during summer, the park’s higher elevations can be congested with heavy traffic, so it’s best to use the DASH Observatory Shuttle to access Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. 

When to Get There
Griffith Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Opening hours for attractions within the park vary. Summer is LA’s busiest season, but spring and autumn visitors can benefit from decreased smog levels and fewer crowds. January and February can be rainy, so pack an umbrella if visiting in winter.

Movies Filmed in Griffith Park
Being in La La Land, it’s no surprise that Griffith Park stars in more than a few films and TV shows. James Dean and his classmates take a trip to the Griffith Observatory in Rebel Without a Cause, and the park’s Bronson Caves were featured in the 1960s TV shows Batman and Star Trek. Ron Burgundy of Anchorman fame fights bears in the Los Angeles Zoo, Conrad Birdie serenades Ann-Margret at the Greek Theater in the classic musical Bye Bye Birdie, and the tunnel to Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? leads to the Griffith Observatory.
Location
Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles 90027, USA
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Hours: Daily
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Admission: Park admission is free; fees may apply to attractions inside the park
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Los Angeles Movie Locations Bus Tour

Learn some of the secrets behind the silver screen on this 3-hour bus tour of Los Angeles movie locations. Led by a local guide, you’ll pass popular spots like Echo Park, Silver Lake and downtown LA, and see over 50 locations that have shown up on the big screen. Your guide will provide commentary as you travel by comfortable coach, and famous movie scenes from the locations you pass will be featured on the bus.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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6-Hour Los Angeles City Tour

See the best of Los Angeles with a 6-hour tour of the city’s most glamorous neighborhoods and iconic landmarks. Learn where to eat, shop and party as you explore L.A. with a professional guide, from Hollywood Boulevard’s star-studded sidewalks to gleaming downtown skyscrapers. Snap a selfie with the Hollywood sign, spot celebrity homes in Beverly Hills, and watch an elegant crowd browse Rodeo Drive’s exclusive boutiques. Cruise the renowned Sunset Strip before hitting the Pacific Coast Highway to sink your toes into L.A.’s most beloved beaches.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$84.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the beaches and more!

From the Hollywood sign to the celebrity mansions of Beverly Hills, Los Angles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions — from Santa Monica Pier to the Sunset Strip — so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$89.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Privately Customized Tour of Los Angeles

Experience the best of Los Angeles on a 6-hour private tour with a personal guide, and explore the city in a vehicle that seats up to 15 guests. Get an insider’s glimpse of Tinseltown as you stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, watch for celebrities as you tour Rodeo Drive and the city's exclusive neighborhoods, then take in views of the Hollywood sign and towering downtown skyscrapers. Enjoy the ultimate L.A. experience, and enjoy the convenience of a personal tour that begins and ends at your hotel or private residence. 
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$219.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Grand Tour of Los Angeles

Get a sense for all that the City of Angels has to offer during this 5.5-hour Los Angeles city tour by coach. Join a knowledgeable guide, who provides insightful narration during your ride, as you visit such iconic L.A. attractions including the Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl, the TCL Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive, La Brea Tar Pits, downtown L.A. and Walt Disney Concert Hall. You’ll also have one hour for a shopping break at the city’s famous Grove shopping mall and Farmer’s Market. This Los Angeles sightseeing tour also includes morning and afternoon departure options.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$79.00 USD
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Private Los Angeles Helicopter Ride with Rooftop Landing

See Los Angeles from the air during a 50-minute helicopter tour with your private party of up to four passengers. Cast your eyes over sweeping views of the Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the Sunset Strip. Toast your aerial adventure with Champagne during a 15-minute landing atop a building that overlooks the downtown skyline. Take off from Burbank’s Atlantic terminal and choose from multiple departure times.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

Get to know the famous sites of Los Angeles on this 4.5-hour grand city tour. Start in downtown Los Angeles and then head out to Hollywood for views of the iconic sign. When you're near Grauman's Chinese Theatre, imagine you’re one of the stars whose hands are imprinted on the sidewalk. Check out the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and ogle at celebrity homes in Beverly Hills. This comprehensive tour includes a stop for lunch and shopping. Hotel transport from downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Los Angeles Highlights Tour: Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

Discover the best of Los Angeles during this 7-hour highlights trip covering Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Skip the hassles of driving in traffic as your expert guide helps you sample all that LA has to offer. First head to the beach to explore Santa Monica Pier and counterculture vibes of Venice. Then spend the afternoon discovering iconic Hollywood sights like the Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre. Finish the day amidst the designer boutiques and celebrities of Beverly Hills. A guide, snacks and air-conditioned minivan transport are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$149.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Custom Tour of Los Angeles

Experience Los Angeles in style and sophistication on a private 7-hour tour, ideal for travelers seeking a personalized experience. During this custom tour, you’ll tick off iconic LA sights such as Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Beach and Pier, Sunset Strip, and many more. Amend your itinerary according to your preferences and stop for as long or as little as you like at iconic Los Angeles landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$249.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Los Angeles City Tour By Night

See when Los Angeles really ‘comes out to shine’ during this 4-hour after-dark sightseeing tour. Experience the neon-lit atmosphere of famous Tinseltown sights including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Griffith Park Observatory, the Sunset Strip, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$49.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Los Angeles Air Tour Experience

Take your Los Angeles visit to new heights during this 45-minute air tour above the sublime sights of this Southern California city. Soar like a bird above L.A. landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Coast, choosing between two different route options. Depending on your selection you’ll cruise between Santa Monica and Downtown L.A. or Santa Monica and Malibu coastline. Included onboard bottled water and snacks ensure you stay focused on sightseeing and not your stomach.
  • Duration: 40 to 45 mins
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$165.00 USD
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  • Duration: 40 to 45 mins
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$165.00 USD

Hollywood Strip Helicopter Flight

Take your Los Angeles trip to new heights with this Hollywood helicopter tour, offering a bird’s eye view above the streets of Tinseltown. Get amazing views of Hollywood and the massive sprawl of Los Angeles on this 20-minute flight. Graze over the skyscrapers of downtown LA and the Los Angeles Coliseum, USC and Paramount Pictures, and continue over glitzy Hollywood Boulevard and the Dolby Theatre, the Capitol Records Building, the Staples Center and the Nokia Center. Fly over the Griffith Park Observatory and pass right in front of the Hollywood Sign for an up-close view of this world-famous icon. During your flight you’ll also receive insightful commentary about the landmarks and city below. This helicopter tour also includes optional round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Duration: 20 minutes
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$199.00 USD
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  • Duration: 20 minutes
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour

Knock out must-see sights and some must-have photo ops while getting a workout on this moderate-intensity hiking tour in Los Angeles. Follow your guide up the paths that lead to Griffith Park's iconic Hollywood sign while listening to engaging commentary on Tinseltown's history. The hike is steep, but moves at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops. Entrance to the Griffith Park Observatory included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Hollywood Hills Hike: Explore Griffith Park and Hollywood Sign

Griffith Park is California's 2nd largest park, so we're excited to take you on one of the best Los Angeles tours out there! Our team of CPR/First Aid certified guides are photographers, entertainers, history buffs, and (most importantly) professionals. Hike Griffith Park with us to discover the Hollywood Sign and tour Griffith Observatory as we regale you with how Hollywood became the entertainment capital of the world.HIGHLIGHTS: Hollywood Sign – Griffith Park Observatory – Greek Theatre – Mount Hollywood – Downtown LA – Famous Film Locations – Forest Lawn Mausoleum – LA River – Century City – Silverlake – Hollywood History and so much more
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$48.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hollywood Grand City Tour

Get an overview of Hollywood's movie-making landmarks and pop culture sights on this 3.5-hour bus tour. You'll see film locations, movie studios, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, A-list hotels, and more as you listen to stories from an on-board guide about La La Land's history, celebrity lifestyle, legendary music clubs, and what the real Hollywood is like. When booking, select either the morning departure time with a tour by open-top bus or the afternoon departure time with a tour by air-conditioned minibus. Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from select areas of LA for free or for an additional fee.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$70.00 USD
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Hollywood City and Sign Air Tour

Soar over the Hollywood Sign on a 30-minute airplane tour of Los Angeles’ classic sights in a maneuverable, 3-passenger plane. Head straight for the Hollywood hills to capture unforgettable images of Tinseltown studios and landmarks, then turn towards Los Angeles for aerial views of Dodger Stadium and downtown’s gleaming skyscrapers.
  • Duration: 25 to 30 mins
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$140.00 USD
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  • Duration: 25 to 30 mins
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$140.00 USD

Private Hollywood and Los Angeles in a Day Tour

Get the true celebrity treatment in L.A. during this 8-hour, fully-customizable, private sightseeing tour. Ever wanted to explore L.A. on your own terms, but skip the driving? You call the shots on this flexible excursion, sampling top attractions like Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, the famous Chinese Theatre and much more. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle from select Los Angeles hotels, along with bottled water and beverages, are all included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$799.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$799.00 USD

HOLLYWOOD SIGN WALK TO THE TOP!

Join me for a Walk right to the TOP of the Hollywood Sign! I'll guide you up the best path to get to the sign while entertaining you with fun historical facts and stories having to do with one of the most recognizable signs in the world. I do a morning hike and an evening hike for the sunset hour! In addition to storytelling, I've curated this hike to give you the best pictures for your Instagram and memories for a lifetime! I'll help you get the best photos of the sign, the skyline, and other scenic panoramas that will make your social media light up with likes--I GUARANTEE at least 10 LIKES on instagram :). You can follow me along @hollywood.hikes. I'll show you how to take once in a lifetime photos in the absolute best locations throughout Griffith Park including a stunning panorama from above with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below. Don't miss out on the most iconic attraction on the West Coast!
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hollywood, California Science Center, and the Griffith Observatory from Anaheim

Combine the California Science Center, the Griffith Observatory, and Hollywood all into one day with this tour from Anaheim, including round-trip transport. Gain admission to both the California Science Center and the Griffith Observatory, as well as a ticket to the Samuel Oschin Planetarium movie at the observatory and a ticket to the IMAX film at the science center. During the day, walk the stairs at Dolby Theatre, and see the stars at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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$94.49 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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All Day LA Hollywood Open Bus Tour

Traverse Los Angeles and Hollywood in an open bus to explore the city on this full-day tour. See key landmarks such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Beach, Griffith Park Observatory, and much more. Learn about each location from your informative guide onboard the bus and stop at four convenient locations throughout the day to explore.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$98.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Los Angeles Air Tour over Santa Monica, Downtown LA and Hollywood

Enjoy aerial views of Los Angeles’ classic sights with a 60-minute air tour that includes Santa Monica, downtown and the Hollywood Hills. Take off in a 3-passenger airplane, and enjoy commentary from your pilot as you soar above Santa Monica to the Pacific Coast. Spot surfers and dolphins in the breaking surf and bank towards downtown’s skyscrapers and stadiums; head for the hills to see the Hollywood Sign and tinseltown studios, catch a glimpse inside the city’s exclusive studios, then touch back down at San Fernando’s Van Nuys Airport.
  • Duration: 55 to 60 mins
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$210.00 USD
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  • Duration: 55 to 60 mins
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$210.00 USD

Los Angeles Deluxe Champagne Airplane Tour

Enjoy a champagne toast above the City of Angels on an hour-long deluxe airplane tour of Los Angeles, and see the city’s coastal scenery and iconic sites from the air. Sweep over Long Beach and the L.A. harbor, then bank towards the Santa Monica Mountainswhere the Hollywood sign keeps watch above tinsel town’s glittering strip. Fly above the Getty Center and celebrity mansions, then get a bird’s-eye view of Dodger Stadium and downtown’s bristling skyscrapers before returning to earth.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$209.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Hollywood and Los Angeles Helicopter Tour from Long Beach

Soar above Los Angeles and Hollywood on a 30-minute helicopter tour from Long Beach, and capture unforgettable photos of the cities’ scenic, historic and cultural highlights. Glide up the coast above a series of harbors, ports and sandy beaches, get a glimpse of the Santa Monica Pier and watch for dolphins and whales along the Pacific shoreline. Cruise above Sunset Boulevard and spot rambling estates in Bel Air and Hollywood, then fly low above the iconic Hollywood sign before returning to the coast across the gleaming skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$320.00 USD
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$320.00 USD

Private Half-Day Los Angeles City Tour

Get the true celebrity treatment in L.A. during this 4-hour, fully-customizable, private sightseeing tour. Ever wanted to explore L.A. on your own terms, but skip the driving? You call the shots on this flexible excursion, sampling top attractions like Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, the famous Chinese Theatre and much more. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle from select Los Angeles hotels, along with bottled water and beverages, are all included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$535.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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