Los Angeles is a city that stretches on for miles and miles, an urban sprawl with dozens of unique neighborhoods. One of the best ways to see the city from above is at OUE Skyspace Los Angeles, an observation deck with both indoor and outdoor lookouts. The panoramic views of Los Angeles provide a full 360-degree visual. On a clear day, it’s possible to see the mountains and sea that surround the city, and even the Hollywood sign. It is California’s tallest open-air observation deck.
Because of the expansive views, it’s also a popular spot for photography. Visitors stand almost 1,000 feet above the ground below. There’s also a time lapse and an infinity mirror to experience on your way to the top. For additional adrenaline, it’s also possible to take a ride down an outdoor glass slide that runs on the exterior of the U.S. Bank building (the tallest in Los Angeles.) The Skyslide allows you to experience the views while zipping down from the 70th to the 69th floor.
The OUE Skyspace is included on most architectural tours of the city and has quickly become an essential stop in downtown Los Angeles.
Tickets can be purchased both online or at the box office in the building. The cost is $25 for adults and $19 for those ages 12 and under. The Skyslide is an additional $8.
Parking nearby can be a challenge — try the Westlawn Parking Garage at 524 S. Flower Street, which offers discounted rates with validation.