Best Skyline Views in Los Angeles

Whether you like yoga, music, food, art, shopping, museums, or nightlife, Los Angeles is a vibrant city that offers it all – including some spectacular views for that perfect photo op. There is no shortage of Instagram-worthy spots to capture the soul of Los Angeles, from crashing ocean waves to sweeping panoramic valleys to towering cityscapes. Here are a few of the best places to capture a photo of the L.A. skyline*:

Griffith Park Observatory

Northwest of downtown Los Angeles, Griffith Park Observatory is an art-deco style planetarium that includes a museum, park, and 360° views stretching from Hollywood to the Santa Monica Bay.

A community center popular with both families and dates, Griffith Park Observatory, is a great spot to snap a close-up of the nearby Hollywood sign or the sunset over downtown. The Observatory is only a 15-minute drive from Be DTLA by The Souferian Group.

First Street Bridge

Stand on a piece of history and feel the city's vibrancy as you view the DTLA skyline from the First Street Bridge. Built in the late 1920s in a Neo-Classical design inspired by Paris and Rome, the concrete bridge arches over the L.A. riverbed and train tracks.

Connecting downtown Los Angeles to Monterey Park and Boyle Heights, the First Street Bridge is one of the few streets to run across the L.A. River and offers a hard-to-find view of the DTLA skyline, as well as direct access to some of the best eateries in the Arts District. Enjoy the bridge's architecture by day, but the best skyline view from the bridge is at night when the buildings are aglow with lights.

Getty Center

Sixteen miles west of DTLA and strategically perched above the ocean west of the 405 freeway, the Getty Center offers one breathtaking view after another. A monorail shuttles visitors from the parking area to the hilltop museum.

If you can look away from the art, architecture, and gardens to take in the panoramic city views, you can see from Santa Monica and the coastline to downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel mountains.

Be DTLA by The Souferian Group

Downtown Los Angeles is known for exciting entertainment, historic architecture, and holistic living. Be DTLA by The Souferian Group is at the heart of it all, offering some of Los Angeles' best city views. With two expansive rooftops, you'll revel in 360-degree, panoramic views of the city you love, sweeping from iconic DTLA skyscrapers across the rolling Hollywood Hills all the way out to the Westside.

Beyond some of the city’s best sights, Be DTLA’s community-centered property promotes wellness and balanced living inside a burgeoning urban center. Our residents can access everything Los Angeles has to offer but also find everything they need right at home. Downtown Los Angeles also offers easy access to the mountains, coast, and entire Southland.

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