10 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

They say LA is a “pay to play” city. Well I’m on a budget! Any free shows and activities to experience this city?

Life is getting more expensive by the day, What are your favorite free things to do in LA?

One of my favorite things to do is picking a random hike/walk, the opportunities are endless. And I’ve found some gems within LA, like Kenneth Hahn or the Bluff Creek Trail, and they tend to be a little less crowded.

Hope The following guide is funny and knowledgeable.

(1)The Getty Center in Los Angeles is an astounding place to spend a day marveling at world-class art and relaxing in beautifully manicured gardens. Take the tram up to this lavish postmodern complex, which houses a sprawling museum featuring masterpieces by the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne. You can also enjoy superb views of the city from the Cactus Garden, and savor a delicious contemporary menu at the center's restaurant. You can visit the complex for free, though there is a parking fee.

(2)Perched atop Mount Lee, this global symbol of Hollywood glamour measures 450 feet in length with mammoth white letters, each standing 45 feet high, spelling out the name of the city. There is no access to The Hollywood Sign as it sits on restricted property however; there are several scenic view points which provide great photo opportunities . 1) Hollywood and Highland. Farther away but easy , especially if you are already in Hollywood. 2) The Griffith Observatory. Take the Metro Red Line at Hollywood and Highland to the Griffith Observatory stop. From here board the DASH Observatory shuttle operating 7 days a week ( beginning 3/21/17) to the front lawn of The Griffith Observatory for views of The Hollywood Sign. 3) The Sign is best viewed from the interior of Griffith Park. Trail signs will guide you to these sites.

(3)Immerse yourself in the California art scene at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which is free for Los Angeles County residents every day after 3 p.m. (with a valid I.D.) and for all visitors on the second Tuesday of each month. 

(4)The Hammer Museum in Westwood next to UCLA is completely free IIRC. 

(5)Cyclavia!!! every month, the city will close down a giant portion of roads across town and open them to bicycles only. so you get your friends together and ride bikes for a few hours, along with hundreds of others having a good time, playing music, good vibes. and it's super family friendly.

(6)Drive up to Mt. Wilson observatory, pick a boulder to sit on, and ponder life high above Los Angeles.

(7)So many great parks to just post up and picnic—LA Historic Silverlake Reservoir, Lake Hollywood Park.

(8) LACMA, Broad, Tar Pits, Natural History, Zoo. The Asian museum in Pasadena is free with a donation. The Norton Simon is amazing and has a free day too. 

(9)Olvera Street-The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special events like the "Blessing of the Animals" or "Dia De Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead.)

(10)Various music-karaoke-trivia nights, The Last Bookstore, the bean soup at any Pitfire Pizza, Culver City steps, comedy shows on weeknights.

 Hope these can help you save some money in LA..

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