The Hollywood sign is an iconic landmark in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. Built in 1923 by a housing developer, the sign originally read “Hollywoodland” and served as an advertisement for a new development in the Hollywood Hills. It was meant to be a short-term installation, but quickly gained international recognition as the film industry took off. The sign’s uneven layout and stark white lettering have spawned imitations the world over, from Serbia to New Zealand to Indonesia. The city of Los Angeles proved its dedication to the sign in 2010 when a successful city-wide campaign was launched to save the sign and surrounding land from an ambitious developer.
Who doesn't know the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. This place is a landmark that became one of the famous cultural icons in America. Previously the Hollywood Sign read Hollywoodland. The Hollywood Sign stands on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills area.
This place is perfect for taking pictures, to capture the moment. To get a good angel, tourists are not recommended to climb to Hollywood hills because the conditions are very steep and there are steep ravines. The easiest place to view and capture photos of this Hollywood icon is at Hollywood and Highland Center.
To get to Hollywood & Highland Center by public transportation, such as the Los Angeles County Metro. Take the Red Line and get off at Hollywood/Highland station.
Giri S Rengga
The Hollywood sign is visible from afar but seeing from a good viewpoint is better than up close. We were able to park on the side of the street and hiked up for a couple of minutes to an open lot below the sign. No parking or entrance fee whatsoever. Not many people there at around 6pm but it’s probably more congested if we went earlier. It was incredible to see a world famous sign, finally in person. We had a wonderful time taking pictures! Amazing views being able to look down on the entire city and just take in the view is absolutely wonderful. There is no place that can compare to being able to experience this. This is an absolute must to do when visiting the great city of Los Angeles.
The most iconic sign in the whole world! This is the perfect hike to get an unobstracted view of the Hollywood Sign.
LA is the city of stars without any doubt. The city simply has a special vibe: From the iconic Hollywood sign to the chilled Venice Beach! We always love to visit Los Angeles.