Los Angeles is quite a pricey destination to visit, but there are plenty of things to do and visit in the city without you going broke.
Here are some of the free things you could do when you visit the city next time, especially if you are on a budget.
- Hike an Urban Trail: Hike the Silver lake. At any given time, the walking path of Silver lake is filled with joggers, walkers,
strollers. Join the crowd and enjoy the walk. Get some exercise done while enjoying the lake area.
- Visit Venice Beach, Muscle Beach and Santa Monica Pier: Summer months are often crowded and sometimes overwhelmed by tourists and locals.Weekends are the worst but its always fun to be there. Enjoy the street performers on Venice board walk and the sculptured bodies at Muscle beach. Stop for a cup of coffee at Santa Monica pier.
- Watch TV Live: Watch your favorite TV shows being made. Tickets are always free. Get your tickets before getting there.
- Free Admission to L.A’s Museums: One day a week or month, all of L.A’s museums and art galleries are open to the public, and some never charge anything for admissions.
- Visit The Holocaust Museum: This museum is a must see for for anyone curious about this particular period of history. The exhibits take visitors through the Holocaust evoking emotions.
- Visit The Getty Museum and Getty Center: These two attractions are absolutely free if you come by bus, Otherwise there is a $15 parking free per vehicle. Street parking is rare and hard to find. The Getty museum possess one of the finest art collections in the world. Even if you are not an artist, its worth the visit just to see the building which is spectacular. Downtown L.A can be seen a little distance away from the museum. The Getty center on the other hand located on Pacific Costal Highway overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was the home of Paul Getty. The center is filled with European art.
- Visit The Botanical Gardens: Located on the UCLA’s campus, Visitors can enjoy these three beautiful gardens for free. Check out the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden and the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical gardens.
- Hollywood Bowl Rehearsals: Open to the general public on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and completely free. A very few people know about the rehearsals. Come with your cup of coffee and enjoy the performances.
- Visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Not far from downtown Hollywood, you will spend some downtime with your most post celebrities such as Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable and Karen Carpenter.
- Discover Los Angeles’s Wilderness Areas: The city harbors a huge wealth of Natural wilderness areas such as Lake Balboa, Angels National forest, Topanga State park, Griffith Park, Angels Gate rec Center, Will Rogers State Park, Runyon canyon which attract a variety of hikers and bikers. Join them and discover what L.A has to offer.
- Visit Grauman’s Chinese Theater: A fun place not to miss, Located on Hollywood Blvd next to The Kodak Theater, where you can measure your hands and feet against the hand prints and foot prints of Hollywood legends. A great place to shoot some pictures.
- Take a Ride on Mulholland Road: This might be the ultimate driving experience to handle the twist and turns of the road. While cruising watch the homes with million- dollar views. The drive is exciting and just be careful of the sudden twist and turns. This is not
recommend to everyone.
- Enjoy a Day at The Los Angeles Farmers Market: Opened in July 1934 at the corner of Third and fairfax, became a famous L.A’s landmark and one of it’s biggest tourist destinations. The market is open everyday from 9 am to 9 pm weekdays and on week ends.