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Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign

Open daily 24hrs
Mount Lee Drive, Hollywood, 90027

The Basics

The best view of the Hollywood Sign is from down below, at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue. Other top viewing spots include the Hollywood and Highland Center, the top of Beachwood Drive, and the Griffith Observatory. Most Los Angeles and Hollywood sightseeing tours include at least a glimpse of the sign, while some Hollywood Sign tours include a helicopter ride or a hike into the Hollywood Hills to see the sign from behind and a visit to the observatory. On hiking tours, a tour guide shows travelers to the optimal vantage points for the best views over Beverly Hills. Tours depart from downtown LA, Anaheim, and as far away as Las Vegas.

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30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign
30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign
$129.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The need for speed lol
Absolutely the best way to visit and take pictures of the Hollywood sign! Our driver Snoopy was professional with class!
Jackie_M, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Los Angeles

Great tour
Mariana_O, Dec 2021
Open Air Bus Tour of LA: Celebrity Homes, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc
Hollywood sign is shut down due to Covid and we really wanted to see it! This should be advertised on the website. Other than that, very fun tour.
Best hike ever
Jeanette_B, Jan 2022
Official Hollywood Sign Hike: Walk to the Hollywood Sign
Emily the best guide ever to take you in a hike and let you know all the secrets behind the hollywood sign. Ask for her
Stepping into 2022
Cara_W, Jan 2022
Official Hollywood Sign Hike: Walk to the Hollywood Sign
Alex was a great leader. Informative, fun and kept the hike moving. We loved it! Such a cool way to see the Hollywood sign as well as the entire LA area.
1st time to California
Leslie_A, Jan 2022
The Original and Official Hollywood Sign Walking Tour--FREE WATERS and PHOTOS
This was our first time to California so we had to come visit the Hollywood Sign. This tour did not disappoint. Joe was great! Very funny and personable made the walk so much more enjoyable.
Cohesive & fun LA tour!
Alessia_G, Sep 2021
Private Hollywood to Beverly Hills 3 hours Tour
This tour was a great introduction to LA. We enjoyed Gina’s commentary, knowledge, and engagement. I would just clarify that the only actual stops are at the Hollywood Sign (closest spot you’ll get to it), Beverly Hills Sign, LA City Overlook, and restroom break. I would’ve appreciated a quick stop at Rodeo Drive and less of the celebrity homes. Nonetheless, I felt like we were able to see everything we wanted to in a 3H timeframe. Would highly recommend!
Hollywood Sign Tour
LADY_V, Dec 2021
Official Hollywood Sign Hike: Walk to the Hollywood Sign
Our tour guide Emily made this adventure a memorable experience . She was very informative about LA, the history of the Hollywood sign and it’s surroundings!!! My girls loved her, made the trip very enjoyable for them;)
A great time was had by all!
Teri_N, Nov 2021
Hollywood Sign & Celebrity Homes Tour
We had a wonderful time! Our guide adapted the tour to our group (some live here) and kept us actively engaged, giving us intriguing tidbits about the area. He was happy and personable, and the van was clean and comfortable. If we could only get rid of traffic we could see even more!
Very informative!
Dawn_B, Oct 2021
Hollywood Star Tour
Rick was super informative and pleasant to tour with. Through no fault of the tour we chose a bad day as there was a shooting and stabbing in front of the Grumman theater which shut down the street. But Rick still made the best of it. Personally I think it would be better if they moved their meeting location to a cleaner safer area.
Great views. Great exercise. Very fun.
Ian_M, Aug 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Emily was a great guide. Knowledgeable and personable. She was vet accommodating and out everyone’s preferences and safety first.
100mph drive
THADDEUS_W, Jul 2021
30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign
Our tour guide was great. Made the experience fun. Very knowledgeable and personable. The car was clean and perfect. If have more than one driver add time to the experience.
1 Day is All You Need
Karen_W, Jul 2021
Los Angeles and Hollywood Day Tour from Las Vegas
This was a great adventure. We saw a lot of sites and learned a lot of good information. The itinerary was well crafted. Wear comfortable shoes, there is a little walking involved. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. Our guide Harry was very knowledgeable. He took good care of all of us. Harry thank you for making our 1-Day tour great. You Rock!!
Great time!!
Austin_G, Jan 2022
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
The tour was awesome! So much fun! Our tour guide was so nice and the hike itself was incredible! Seeing the sight of it all really is mind blowing.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The sign hasn’t been lit up since New Year’s Eve of 2000, but its bright white letters often make it seem to glow in the night.

  • Guided tours allow for safe photo op stops so there’s no need to make a dangerous stop in the middle of the mountain road.

  • Dogs are permitted on hiking trails so long as they arekept on leash.

  • Hikers should bring sun protection and water.

  • Hiking to the letters themselves is strictly prohibited (you’ll be met with a chain link fence and security cameras), but the Brush Canyon Trail brings hikers to the peak right behind the sign.

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How to Get There

You can reach the sign on foot by taking the 6.4-mile (10.2-kilometer) round-trip hike on the Brush Canyon Trail in Griffith Park; the trailhead is at the end of Canyon Drive. Alternatively, visitors can drive into the hills for a closer look, arrive on a horseback riding excursion, or fly in on a helicopter tour for great aerial view.

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Trip ideas

When to Get There

The sign is always there, you just have to decide when you want to see it. Try a sunrise hike for fewer crowds and some solitude, or take in sunset from the hills while enjoying great views over homes of various movie stars in downtown Los Angeles. Griffith Park and its hiking trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Thanks to Southern California’s warm weather, the hike can be made any time of year.

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Hollywood Sign History

Once aglow with 4,000 light bulbs, the sign once had its own caretaker, who lived behind the letter L until 1939. Originally constructed to spell Hollywoodland, the sign’s last four letters were removed in the 1940s as they started to crumble. In the late 1970s, celebrities Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner joined forces with fans and other stars to save the famous symbol.

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