Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Griffith Observatory

LA's landmark 1935 observatory opens a window onto the universe from its perch on the southern slopes of Mt Hollywood. Its planetarium claims the world’s most advanced star projector, while its astronomical touch di…
Top Choice Museum in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Autry Museum of the American West

Established by singing cowboy Gene Autry, this expansive, underrated museum offers contemporary perspectives on the history and people of the American West, as well as their links to the region's contemporary cultur…
Park in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Griffith Park

A gift to the city in 1896 by mining mogul Griffith J Griffith, and five times the size of New York’s Central Park, Griffith Park is one of the country’s largest urban green spaces. It contains a major outdoor theat…
Landmark in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Hollywood Sign

LA’s most famous landmark first appeared in the hills in 1923 as an advertising gimmick for a real-estate development called ‘Hollywoodland.’ Each letter is 50ft tall and made of sheet metal. Once aglow with 4000 li…
Architecture in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Hollyhock House

Oil heiress Aline Barnsdall commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design this hilltop arts complex and residence in 1919. With its central courtyard, porches and pergolas, the residence is seen as a transitory moment i…
Merry-Go-Round in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

This richly festooned 1926 merry-go-round was brought to its current home in 1937, where Walt Disney would bring his young daughters and find inspiration for his future Anaheim theme park (look for the salvaged park…
Museum in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Travel Town

This delightful rail yard displays dozens of vintage railcars and locomotives, the oldest from 1864. Kids are all smiles imagining themselves as engineers, clambering around the iron horses, and there's a 1-mile toy…
Landmark in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Barnsdall Art Park

This promontory of a park, with views northwest to the Hollywood sign and northeast to the Griffith Observatory, makes a fine urban sunbathing spot. The crown jewel, however, is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House,…
Zoo in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Home to 1100 finned, feathered and furry friends from more than 250 species, the LA Zoo rarely fails to enthrall the little ones. Adults who have been to zoos in Hawaii, San Diego or Singapore, however, may find the…
Historic Site in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Old Los Angeles Zoo

What look like Aztec ruins in a picnic-friendly park are actually the abandoned remnants of the city's original zoo. The site opened in 1912 with a modest 15 animals, though many of the (rather tight) enclosures, wh…