City Hall
Architectural BuildingsObservation Decks & TowersCivic CentresGovernment Buildings
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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After an impressive seismic rehabilitation, completed in 2001, the beloved 28-story landmark can withstand an earthquake up to magnitude 8.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
How to get there
  • Civic Center/Grand Park • 4 min walk
  • East LA Civic Center • 4 min walk
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Lesley M
Dorset, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Great experience to view the city for free from the roof of City Hall. A local man informed of this free sight. Staff friendly in the city hall and taking two express elevators to the Tom Bradbury room provided sights of the whole of the city. Ensure you take id and this is an amazing experience. Don’t forget to look at the rotunda on the 3rd floor as well
Written September 28, 2023
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CodyDC
Washington DC, DC5,936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
While sightseeing downtown LA, stopped here to go up to the observation tower for views of the city. After going through security and signing in, you proceed up via an express elevation and then another elevation. You can walk around the entire outdoor deck for photos of downtown. There are location maps of what you are looking at on each side of the deck. There are also portraits for all the LA mayors. The rotunda ceiling was also nice.
Written August 30, 2023
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bookrec
The Villages, FL188 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Sent an email twice to get a tour time, then called and they said they are doing tours. Gave me a phone number which gave me voice mail. No one callled back. Said they had self guided tours so we went anyway. Self guided means you go up to Observation Deck look at a picture to see what the surrounding buildings are. TAKE A PASS.
Written October 14, 2022
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA2,403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We visited the Observation Deck at City Hall. It is one of the best free views of downtown L.A. we entered through the east door. You must get a visitor badge and go through security. Take the elevator to 22nd floor. Then take another elevator to the 26 floor, then walk up steps to the 27th Observation Deck floor. You can see LA from each direction… north, south,east and west. Even though it was a hazy day, we still saw the immediate area around city hall. The architecture of the building is Art Deco and historic. Be sure to visit the 3rd floor on the way down to see gifts given to the city and more cool architecture. This is a great free activity in downtown, and only available Monday-Friday.
Written October 12, 2022
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1,300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Once the biggest building in Los Angeles, the City Hall building still inspires and still serves the great city of Los Angeles.
Written March 21, 2022
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Laura S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The building is beautiful and the 360 degree views from the 26th floor Observation Deck are fabulous!
Written March 3, 2020
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Joshadachi
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Go during business hours for an exclusive view of LA from up high. It's free and about 200 feet up. You can get a unique view of the East Side of Downtown. I know it's not as high as the observation deck of the US Bank, but that thing costs like 40 dollars. Anyways, it's an easy thing to do if you have the day off and are in downtown for some reason.
Written February 11, 2020
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KirklandTom
Kirkland, WA898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Los Angeles City Hall is a beautiful and amazing building. It’s adjacent to The Grant Park. The view from the top of it would be stunning.
Written January 2, 2020
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TPAT75
Oulu, Finland165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Beautiful building that offers great views over the city for free! So take some time to visit here if you're in downtown.
Written January 1, 2020
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Creeping_Death_LA
Los Angeles, CA4,327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This historic icon is famous in so many ways. In movies it's been blown up and pulverized. The interior has amazing workmanship. Depending on the season or reason the building is lit up in different colors, a perfect time to take a picture. One thing that is missing are the homeless people sleeping on its steps in the middle of the night.
Written December 31, 2019
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