Can you spot the Hollywood Sign on my left? (it is very small I have to admit)
Looking for a nice sunset or sunrise overlooking the City of Angels? Mulholland Drive is the Place to be. It is not only beautiful for sunset and rise, but also for a nice drive through the canyons of LA. Mulholland Drive is a road, which goes through the Santa Monica Mountains and the Hollywood Hills. The view, no matter if at daytime or at night is breathtaking at any point. The main part of Mulholland is 21mi (33.8km) long and at certain points there are parking spots where you can pull over and go to a lookout. Things you can see on your way: The Griffith Observatory, The Hollywood Sign, Universal City, Downtown LA and even a bit of the Pacific.
Griffith Observatory on top of the mountain on the very left of the picture
Just right off Mulholland Drive is The Runyon Canyon Park where you can go for a nice hike with breathtaking views. There are people going for a hike, working out, going for a run or for a walk with their dog all day. It is very crowded especially on Sundays. Hiking is kind of a big thing in LA. So do not be surprised if you run into some celebrities during your hike!
Oh and by the way: Mulholland Drive is not only a nice road with beautiful views, it is also a good route to skip the crazy traffic in LA. For example: if you are heading from Universal City to Santa Monica Beach during rush hour when the 101 and 405 are packed and do not mind the switchback, Mulholland is a good way to get around the traffic. And with some good music your mood lifts immediately!
Too much haze in the back covering the ocean
So whenever you are in Los Angeles. You HAVE to check out Mulholland Drive. No matter if you are just driving, or actually going for a stop to have a look over the city.
I love this lookout at Mulholland Drive just next to Runyon Canyon – with my VLOGGING-Cam
Tip: prepare a nice picnic and have your breakfast/lunch/dinner on the rooftop of your car during sunset or sunrise. The view is amazing!