Follow along for some of our favorite overlooks as we travel west along Mulholland Drive.
We like to be as eco-friendly as the next guy, but in this automobile-driven city, sometimes a joyride is in order. But the soul-crushing traffic, you say—don’t you get enough car time then? Not when we’re talking about Mulholland Drive. This is the road of classic make out points, Hollywood chase scenes and scenic splendor. Whether you’re looking to impress tourists or avoid cross-town traffic, drive it in its entirety while stopping at the half dozen or so overlooks—all in less than an hour.
Good for: Taking in city views while testing your car’s handling.
For that moment when: You need a reminder why you choose to put up with driving in L.A.
In case you’re hungry: A single Starbucks in Bel Air, that granola bar in your glove compartment
Getting there: Most of the overlooks are on the Valley side of the road, so we’re going to travel west to keep left turns to a minimum. Any major canyon road will meet up with Mulholland at some point, but we’re going to start from the beginning—where Mulholland meets Cahuenga. If coming from the Valley, travel south on Cahuenga Blvd W and make a right and quick left to climb up Mulholland. If coming from Hollywood, take Cahuenga Blvd E, make a right on Lakeridge Pl and then a right across the bridge.