Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive
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This drive along the top of Hollywood Hills offers great views of Los Angeles.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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DAinSA
San Antonio, Texas, Usa15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had a nice drive down Mulholland Drive in the cool CA weather. The views were magnificent and the houses lining it were beautiful. My only complaint would be the limited parking to get to some of the best photo opportunities but being a residential area not all that surprising. Overall, a must if you are visiting the LA area.
Written July 14, 2022
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juhahi
Tampere, Finland384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Nice curvy road and a lot of spectacular views! Forget the crowded Griffith Observatory, here you can get as great views and also see the houses of the rich.

Enter address 7036 Mulholland Drive to your gps, and you will find a great lookout with parking (free) both to LA and also few stairs up and you can see the Hollywood sign as well.
Written February 22, 2018
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evanschellenberg
Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Grand vistas, outstanding views and very interesting history. The drive has been home to numerous stars and California icons. Very relaxing and the drive down Mulholland was a highlight of our LA, Malibu, SF trip.
Written April 4, 2018
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weRtheWorld2016
Los Angeles, CA35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Mulholland Drive is a narrow 2 lane road that runs along the mountains that divide central L.A. and the San Fernando Valley. Because the road is very narrow (and there are NO barriers), there are only a few look-out points with very limited parking, however, the drive itself is breathtaking! Mulholland Drive runs East/West and can connect you to the main roads of Beverly Glen, Coldwater Canyon and Laurel Canyon Blvd. NOTE: You can take walking trails where Mulholland Drive meets Coldwater Canyon (look for Tree People sign). NOTE: If you can, avoid high traffic commute hours! NOTE: Take Coldwater Drive south to Beverly Hills. Take Laurel Canyon Blvd. south to West Hollywood.
Written December 8, 2017
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skystar2
Los Angeles, CA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
Mulholland Drive, if at the correct location (which many are not), is a place of vision and great dreams fulfilled... if only one believes. Jim Carrey noted that he would, prior to becoming famous, drive up to this location and fanaticize about the home that he would one day purchase. Well, if one believes in the Law of Attraction and Deliberate Creation, then this is the place for you! It is such an awesome and breathtaking view of homes of the "rich and famous." For the correct location, dive up Crescent Heights until you reach Mulholland Drive- Make a left on Mulholland, and keep going past the first location where the wooden fence is located (this fence is closer to the street). Go to the second stop where there is a wooden fence further from the street, and on top of the hill - this is where you will discover the sites of your dreams :-)
Written January 5, 2016
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love2skiLosAngeles
West Hollywood, CA180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills follows the tops of the hills and stretches from the Hollywood Freeway 101 to the San Diego Freeway 405. The views are excellent, particularly in the winter when there is snow on the distant mountains. No need to buy an expensive tour, just come up Outpost Drive from Hollywood or Laurel Canyon from West Hollywood and start driving. There are scenic overlooks all along the route and plenty to see. Be sure to bring a camera. Fine to bring a lunch but be sure not to leave any trash because there is a huge fine for littering along Mulholland.
Written June 17, 2015
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ibDonnaI
Schaumburg, IL99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Ended up on Mullholland Drive (while it was on my list to visit anyway) on our way to the Beverly Hills Hotel for dinner. Very pretty scenic drive through the hills. Nice if you are in the area.
Written October 31, 2020
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ctmoffitt
Beverly Hills, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
I live in the area and constantly drive or ride my bike on Mulholland. If you are a visitor with a car, I highly recommend driving along Mulholland, which will enable you to see a panorama of the entire Los Angeles region from San Fernando Valley, to downtown, to the Pacific Ocean from its various viewpoints.
Written October 2, 2018
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ejohnk
Cary, NC54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
My wife, daughter and her family and I recently were in the Los Angeles area. We flew into LAX and then went to the Getty Center (fantastic art museum that all but the very youngest will enjoy). I had heard about Mulholland Drive so we set aside time to drive it. We got on at the west end off Sepulveda Drive (that parallels the 405) and drove it till it ended at the 5. It is a very twisty road that skirts the top of the Santa Monica mountains. We drove it on a Saturday afternoon and the traffic was not bad at all. The views along the way are pretty incredible for those not used to mountains and canyons. There are many small viewing areas where you can pull off. 80% of them were on the opposite side of the street from the direction we were traveling (west to east), but we had no problem whatsoever entering them and getting back on the road. At one point we missed a turn and found ourselves on Coldwater Canyon Drive. After a short drive on Coldwater Canyon Drive, we found ourselves in Beverly Hills and enjoyed seeing the elegant homes. We drove around Beverly Hills a bit and then made our way back to Mulholland Drive. It was a mistake that I'm glad happened! One of the last viewing areas on the left side of the road gives you a great view of Universal Studios and Warner Brothers Studios plus Universal Hollywood park. The last viewing area on the right side of Mulholland Drive is the Jerome Daniels Overlook. From there, you can see the Hollywood Bowl (concert Venue) below you and downtown LA in the distance. Climb a long flight of steps and you get a good view of the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory. We had to wait a while for a parking spot to open up; the tourist vans had most spots taken. If all you are interested in is seeing the Hollywood sign, keep driving about 100 yards and you can clearly see it. It took us just under an hour with our stops and unplanned tour of Beverly Hills. We all enjoyed it (Grandparents through a 12 year old) and recommend it.
Written August 19, 2018
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Mikeywonderful
Beverly Hills, CA93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Make Mulholland Drive part of your itinerary while in Los Angeles. The views are immaculate, the homes are breath-taking, and the drive is serene. We usually start our drive from the most eastern point off of Cahuenga Blvd West. You'll climb up the hill and embark on your journey through the divider of Los Angeles and The Valley.

To your left (if traveling West) you'll be able to see beautiful views of Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Bowl, and everything South. To the Right will be beautiful views of the Valley, Burbank, Studio City, Universal Studios and Van Nuys.

The best time to travel Mulholland Drive is both day and night. They both offer completely different views and experiences. My favorite time is just before sunset. You will be able to see the land change from light to dark. There are multiple viewpoints along Mulholland drive that are worth a stop. My favorite is the Hollywood lookout, but they lock it up promptly at sunset. The Universal lookout is my second favorite, which typically closes around 9 PM, though locals will stay later. These are stops along Mulholland Drive, keep your eyes peeled for signage, or look for the crowds and cars.

A park ranger is always on duty ready to give out citations for violations. Proceed with caution if you choose to violate the posted signs.

With each winding road and sweeping view, it's easy to fall in love with California as you travel along this historic road. You'll often times see Rolls Royce, Bentley, and other high end cars traveling along the road. Make way because there are often times exotics (like Lamborghins and Ferraris) that love to use their race car dynamics on this windy road. The posted speed limit is 30 mph, use it to your advantage to enjoy the views.

Along Mulholland are great canyon drives, like Benedict Canyon Drive, Coldwater Canyon Drive, and Laurel Canyon Blvd. All offer incredible driving experiences through Bel Air and Beverly Hills communities. Laurel Canyon will take you through the Hollywood Hills, where many TV executives and stars live. To be honest, they live off of anyone of these roads, it's more fun to think about it than to go chasing stars for a picture.

Bring your camera. If you go in the fall, the weather can be chilly at night. It's worth it to take a stop at any one of the lookout points to see Los Angeles from a different point of view. Enjoy!
Written November 17, 2017
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