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The iconic Griffith Observatory in LA is located on the slopes of Mount Hollywood, within Griffith Park, surrounded by some of the most spectacular sights in the city. Public telescopes, LIVE Shows, exciting exhibits, and free admission to the open grounds keep the visitor count high all year round. The best way to get here is by the Dash Shuttle that runs all days of the week; you can park at an affordable and safe garage or parking lot downhill and hop on the shuttle to the Observatory. There’s paid parking around the Observatory; however, there are only limited spots, and those fill up quite quickly. For hassle-free Griffith Observatory parking, book your spot on or download the app to find the best deals at premium parking lots in the neighborhood.

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Griffith Observatory Parking Rates

Location Rate
6104 Hollywood Blvd City Parking$15 / Day
Palladium Theater Parking at La Fitness Hollywood$12 / Day
WEST Hollywood Parking (N El Centro Avenue)$12 / Day
1600 Vine St City Parking$2 - $16 / Day
Unified Parking (1726 N Cahuenga Blvd)$10 / Day
1639 Schrader Blvd City parking$20 / Day
Las Palmas Garage City Parking$20 / Day
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Selma Avenue)$8 / Day
Proper Parking (1841 N Highland Ave)$8 / Day
McCadden Garage City Parking$20 / Day

Griffith Observatory Parking FAQ

Is there a Griffith Observatory parking lot?

Yes, the Griffith Observatory parking lot is on West Observatory Road. The public parking lot is open for paid parking with a limited number of spots. There’s more parking available around the Observatory along East Observatory Road, West Observatory Road, and West Canyon Road – you can park at designated spots and walk up the hill to the Observatory. The Griffith Observatory parking hours are 12 PM to 10 PM on weekdays, and 10 AM to 10 PM on weekends.

How much is parking at Griffith Observatory?

Parking at the Griffith Observatory will cost you about $4 an hour; this rate subject to change as per any official updates and usually increases during peak seasons and holidays. Griffith Observatory parking cost at private garages and lots nearby ranges from $10 - $20 a day. On average, metered parking at the Griffith Observatory is $1 per hour, and you might find the same hourly rates at private garages down the hill.

Where can I free parking near Griffith Observatory?

When there are no shows at the Greek Theater, you may park for free at the onsite parking lot and take a shuttle up the hill or walk to the Griffith Observatory. You may also find free parking near Griffith Observatory at the Fern Dell/Western Canyon Gate before sunset. While parking around the Observatory is never free of charge, public parking lots in Griffith Park could offer free parking depending on the season and time of the day. The DASH Shuttle makes it easier to get up the hill from these parking lots if you are not keen on the hike.

How can I find the best parking for Griffith Observatory?

Plan your visit and book your parking in advance for the best parking for Griffith Observatory. While there is a paid parking space right outside the entrance, the limited spots fill up fast during weekends, evenings, and peak season. You might have to park downhill and hike up to the Observatory or wait for the shuttle. The shuttle also connects other parking garages and lots in the area; instead of gambling with a public parking lot, you can reserve your parking at an offsite garage using a LA parking app like

Griffith Observatory Parking Tips

The Griffith Observatory is closed on Mondays. On other days, the building and the grounds are open to the public; admission is free of charge for all visitors. The grounds are generally open by 5 AM, the same as Griffith Park. If you are up for a walk, trailheads on the grounds lead to Fern Dell, the Greek Theater, and Mount Hollywood. Parking closest to the observatory chargeable throughout the year. You’ll find it better to park further away and walk up to the observatory or take the Dash Shuttle.

The Griffith Observatory is busiest during weekends, at sunset, during holidays, and in the summer. The demand for Griffith Observatory parking is naturally high during these periods, and you’ll have to get here early to find a parking spot closest to the observatory.

Designated spaces are available at the Griffith Observatory parking lot for vehicles with disabled plates or placards. However, the spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Plan ahead to make sure you find parking closest to the observatory.

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