Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California’s most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. The Observatory is the best vantage point for observing the world-famous Hollywood Sign.
Griffith Observatory has free-admission, open to the public, and is open late nearly every evening.
I love it here! The best and most wholesome place to take kids. Classic L.A. attraction where you will always learn something new. Full Review
Let me just say one thing ... FREE!
Look parking can range from $6-$10/hr but other than that, you can explore the place for free!
The view is so amazing overlooking LA. Full Review