When staying at one of the hotels in downtown, you’ll want to take advantage of all the things to do in the city. One fun thing to consider, is visiting some of the best destinations to get scenic views of Los Angeles.
- The Mulholland Scenic Overlook. There’s a reason this is a popular overlook and one of the reasons is that at this location, you get splendid views of the entire city. At nighttime, you can witness the beautiful city lights from downtown and the surroundings cities. There are actually a number of scenic overlooks to stop at along Mulholland Drive and the entire road is a beautiful thoroughfare offering great views all along the way.
- Griffith Observatory. Located at the historic Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory is located amidst the Hollywood Hills near where the Hollywood Sign is at. Atop these hills, you get an excellent view of Downtown Los Angeles. In fact, on a clear day, you can actually see all the way to the Pacific Ocean! In addition to the beautiful views of the city, you also get beautiful views of the night sky as well! Stop by the observatory for one of their star parties where you can see through professional telescopes and look up at the stars and planets above.
- Oue Skyspace. This is the tallest open air observation deck in all of California. Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the skyspace is atop the U.S. Bank building and guests are allowed to visit the observation deck both during the daytime and at night. Can’t decide which time you want to visit? Get the Sun & Stars Day Trip ticket that allows you to visit twice in one day – once in the day and once in the night.
- 1st Street Bridge. The bridge is an iconic area of the city and was built back in the early 1900s when the city was just beginning. When you walk or drive along the bridge, you’ll be rewarded with a perfect view of the skyscrapers at downtown Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a picture perfect photo opp, visit the 1st Street Bridge today.
- Stahl House. Located in the Hollywood Hills, this house is considered a Historic Place in L.A. and is an iconic representation of modern architecture in L.A. The home features floor to ceiling glass walls that offer a panoramic view of the city below. Visit the official website to grab tickets for a tour today.