If you want to see amazing views of Los Angeles and see the Hollywood sign from close up then I recommend you do the Hollywood Sign Hike !
It took me 1.5 hour to get to the top and one hour to get back to the bottom but it was very worth it: spectacular views of the city it makes it well worth the time. Take water and your camera because up top is an amazing view and if you live in Los Angeles or just visiting this is a great place to impress visitors. 😉 There are a couple of good locations where you could go just to get a picture with the sign. One thing you have to know is parking is a going to be an issue. I recommend to go really early ( 7 A.M.) or in the late afternoon.
3200 Canyon Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068