Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
| +1 323-469-1181
Sun - Sat 8:30am - 5pm
LA's Best Park is a CemetaryHollywood Forever Cemetary was founded back in 1889. Since then, it's been home to some of Hollywood's greatest stars: Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, even Toto from the Wizard of Oz. But Hollywood Forever isn't special just because of its inhabitants. The park is one of the largest cultural venues in the area, hosting everything from magical concerts to outdoor movies during the summer months.
In one of the most popular events, the Dia De Los Muertos Festival, hundreds of skull-painted people flock to the park to view the sensitive and extravagant exhibits commemorating those who've passed, constructed by their loved ones. The combination of Tim Burton-like production and filial love is truly affecting.
Additionally, the marble mausoleums are worth wandering through for both the artistry of the space and the reminder of the impermanence of life. Research shows that people become uniformly happier when meditating upon the existence of death. Why not take advantage of that information while taking in some beautiful green scenery?