So you’re looking for the best views of LA? This post will help you discover my favorite locations for views of the city. Because I am constantly exploring and finding new places I will update this as I come across more places.
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Where to Find the Best Views of LA
Griffith Observatory has amazing views of the city both day and night. Plus, with the telescopes that the observatory has, you can get great views of the sky too. I highly recommend visiting one of the star nights to get access to the most telescopes. This location is always free to visit!
Yamashiro is a fun and delicious restaurant has lovely views of the city. I recommend arriving right when they open so that you can almost guarantee that you’ll get a seat by the window.
Vista Hermosa Park
Vista Hermosa Park is a wonderful place to go for a picnic or for a walk. This bench has such a fantastic view of the city!
Secret Swing in Elysian Park
The Secret Swing is a unique place to go for a nice view of the city. It is only a short hike up to the swing though you’ll most likely find that other people know the secret too.
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The “secret swing” is a secret no more. Expect a line of photo hungry people. There are two paths leading to the swing and one is much easier. If you take park rd to angels point drive turn left to park and walk to the swing. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. #wehikela #secretswings #secretswingla #secretswingangelspoint #elysianpark #caliliving #socallife #lahiker #welikela #abc7eyewitness #discoverla #socalhiker #lifehacksla #instaworthyla #timeoutla #lamagviews #eyeonla #wherethelocalsgo #losangelesgrammers #visitla
Echo Lake Park
Echo Lake Park is one of my favorite spots in the entire city. Whether you ride a swan boat or just walk around you’ll see that this is a beautiful way to see the view of the city.
Burbank Peak Trail
Burbank Peak Trail also known as the Wisdom Tree Hike gives you a nice view of DTLA or the Burbank area. You can see Universal Studios from above too!
Top of the Hollywood Sign
Seeing the city from the top of the Hollywood sign is a right of passage in LA.