Driving to the hilltop astronomical landmark often means parking nearly back on Los Feliz Boulevard or paying the new parking rate of $8 to $10 per hour. And due to the spotty reception, you can forget about grabbing an Uber. Thankfully, a new DASH bus route travels up the hill every day—even on Mondays, when the observatory’s interior is closed—from the Vermont-Sunset Metro station. If you’re still set on driving, we suggest parking for free on the residential streets of Los Feliz, grabbing a drink at Big Bar and then catching the bus on the opposite side of Hillhurst Avenue.
Mon–Fri noon–10pm; Sat, Sun 10am–10pm. Cash 50¢, TAP card 35¢.