Griffith Observatory is a popular tourist attraction with an excellent view of the Hollywood sign, and an extensive array of space and science-related displays.
It sits on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Since it opened in 1935, admission has been free.
If you are planning to go there on a weekend be prepared to wait a long time to find parking. There are parking spots close to the observatory but they fill up pretty fast and then you will have to wait to find a free spot on one of the winding roads leading up to the observatory.
View of LA downtown is pretty neat from here. Around sunset when the lights come up you can shoot some pretty cool city lights too.
..and yes it's a perfect place for a selfie!
Tip: Come early and stake out your ideal spot. You will see lots of folks with big cameras and some with tripods too. Please note that tripods are not allowed at dome due to risk of accidents (as told by an official).
Winding roads on hollywood hills present an amazing view and with just the right light you might start to wonder you are in countryside.
Yes you won't be able to miss this landmark. Hollywood sign can be seen right from the observatory.
A good spot for watching people or watching people take selfies!!
Around sunset sky changes dramatically and you get to see the hills and palm trees in a new light. City below starts glittering too.