Given LA's starring role in so many movies and TV shows, the city is chock full of famous landmarks that draw visitors from around the world for their personal photo opportunity. These are places that are worth seeing from the outside, even if you never go inside. Some of them are also attractions that you can visit inside, and some are also among the top free things to do in LA but they make this list by virtue of their sightseeing and photo potential. Looking and taking your own photos is always free.
Click through the next pages to take the photo tour of the best known LA landmarks. Each page includes links to more resources to learn more about each landmark and view additional photos.
Start right here with the Hollywood Sign, LA's number one landmark. It is located on Mt. Lee in Griffith Park, but it can be seen for miles around. The Hollywood Sign is the most recognized symbol of LA.
Read more about the History of the Hollywood Sign and check out the Best Places to View the Hollywood Sign.