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14 FREE things to see/do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is  pretty Expensive city . As Angelenos we may be living in a celebrity driven town, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love Free things,Everyone does ! Specially  When you are travelling in budget you should definitely use the following guide.


Hollywood walk of fame runs  1.3 mile with lots of celebrity names on it.It is a tourists attraction which gets really crowded with lots of activities around you but it is worth to experience once.It feels awesome when you find your celebrity star,quickly take a picture and get along before the big crowd comes up behind you.You also find many Street Artist who entertain you with their awesome talents which are worth to watch.There is also a Hollywood  & highland center (mall) where you can go upstairs and see the iconic HOLLYWOOD sign.

Location : 6255 Sunset Boulevard #150, Hollywood, CA 90028


This place exceeds all expectations.View,Exhibits,shows,restaurants,hike,It has everything. This is one of the “Can’t miss” locations to visit.The view is breath-taking , Hollywood sign to right,beach to the front & LA downtown to left. If you are in LA then you should definitely come here to take pictures with HOLLYWOOD sign behind you.

Location : 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027


This is one of the absolutely gorgeous and unique structures i have ever seen.You can come here and explore the outside area if you are not attending a concert.There are hidden places like Gardens, Fountain ,metal ramp to walk and much more.They also offer a self-guided audio tour (10am-2pm) in which it has tons of information about how they designed,constructed this beautiful structure.This is also a great place for photo shoots.

Location : 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Downtown Los Angeles is a central business district of Los Angeles.Just walk in between those Huge tall buildings where you also get to see walt disney concert hall,Little tokyo,China town,Los Angeles city hall, OUE sky space, Grand park, Union Station and much more.





LACMA is the most loved museums in LA.It is the largest art Museum in western hemisphere with all types of arts. If you want to visit a museum then i would recommend going to LACMA.


Location :  5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


This 2miles street is an iconic and one of the most well known streets in the world.If you are a big fan of big brands & High end luxury cars then this is the right place for you.It is a perfect place to stroll even just to window shop & dream.You can also bump into a celebrity if you are lucky enough.



How does it feel going in a tram up to the Hill?? EXCITING?? Then here it is…There is  a tram which takes you up to the hill to Getty center.This place gives you the beautiful views of the city, perfect place for Picnic,photo shoots or just hanging out with friends.

Location : 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049


The Santa Monica pier is a “must do” when you visit LA.It is a traditional seaside pier, with fairground style attractions, novelties and rides for the children.The best time to visit here is during sunset.


Location : 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401


It is the most popular beach in LA.It is just like the stuff in movies,bicycles,palm trees,graffiti art,skate park,cruising,street artist,food,entertainment,volley ball nets,out-door gym, musicians,they have it all.From boardwalk to pier,you’re emerged in SoCal culture.



This museum impressed me with its huge beautiful flower garden and museum.Admission is completely free to the museum, however you do pay for parking and for the special exhibits (Pixar and space shuttle).It also has a free earthquake simulator where you can actually feel an earthquake.

Location : 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037


This beautiful island is just 1 hour away from LA .Take a FREE ferry ride to Catalina island on your Birthday worth 70$.There a lot of activities to do in Catalina from fishing to scuba dive,zip lines,hikes,trails and much more.



This is a perfect spot to get the beautiful view of pacific ocean.Many people come here to picnic with family & friends and enjoy the ocean view.

Location : 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263


The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed.The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the bones of animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved.The museum is pretty interesting with tons of displays of dinosaurs and fossils. If you’re into history and all things ancient, this is definitely worth to visit.Admission to this museum is free on Tuesdays.

Location : 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Venice canals is a historic district for its man made canals built almost 100 years ago.I Found it pretty romantic , Everything here whispers beauty, peace, and serenity so Just walk around, get lost, and enjoy.


Even though all the above are free most of the days ,but the parking rates are  high in LA.at some places it is impossible to find a parking.So i would recommend to use a cab,bus or a metro.

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38 replies

  1. Thank you for all of these suggestions! LA is on my bucket list and now I have even more things added to my “to see” list 🙂

  2. LA is def on my bucket list and I love that these activities are all free! Making note if them.

  3. I want to go back to California so bad! I went to Orange County and it was amazing. I would love to go back and experience some of these awesome things in LA!

  4. I would love to visit LA one day, it seems great!

  5. I would love to go to LA one day, it looks great and there seems like there’s so much to do!

  6. Thanks for sharing 😊 Only 4 I’d actually heard of before. I had no idea Hollywood walk of fame was free! X

  7. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is something I’ve been dying to see!

  8. what a great post! I am going to keep this saved for when I hopefully get to visit next year, thanks for some great inspiration 🙂 xx

  9. What a great list of things to do in that area. My family is heading there this Spring so we will check out these places.

  10. I would love to go here one day. There is so much to do and see. I am hoping we get there in the Spring and if we do, we are doing this!

  11. I am looking forward to go to LA, one day. it’s on my wanderlust list R

  12. Oh i so love to visit this place especially with my family! Im sure we will have a lot of fun here! such a great place!

  13. I want to go back to Los Angeles so much and all of these things sound amazing x

  14. I’d love to go to LA, it just seems like one of those places to go. I’d be on the hollywood walk of fame all day I’m sure lol!

  15. I’d love to visit Los Angeles – it’s on my travel bucket list x

  16. I spent a month in Napa and only ever made it as far as San Francisco. I did want to go to Los Angeles but it never happened. One day! Thanks for the fab tips – you’ve spurred my wanderlust further!

  17. There are so many amazing places! Seeing the Hollywood sign is something I’ve always wanted to do!

  18. These are awesome ideas to do in LA. I’m pretty sure that it would be fun.

  19. It’s always nice that you don’t have to pay for everything in order to explore a city or a place. I love these suggestions! Especially the canals! It looks so peaceful there.

  20. These pics are so stunning! Lovely places!

  21. I hope to visit LA this year. This list is perfect and makes it easier to plan a trip.

  22. I’ve always wanted to go to los angles! I want to got to the walk of fame

  23. I’ve always wanted to go to los angles! I want to see the walk of fame

  24. I’d love to experience all of this! I’ve never been to LA, but would love to visit.

  25. So many amazing free places to visit in LA! I’m hopefully visiting later this year and I’d love to see lot’s of these places! xo

  26. Ive always wanted to go here, LA sounds like an amazing place!

  27. Lots of great ideas & now that I’m in Phoenix during the winter, much more likely I can visit some of these places. Liked Disney Museum best …

  28. So many beautiful spots to visit in Los Angeles. I love the rodeo drive! seems like you are not in LA.

  29. I have been to LA a dozen times and still haven’t done the walk of stars! It is on my list now for sure.

  30. This is a really useful list thank you! LA is on my list of places to go!

  31. We were just talking to a friend today about Los Angeles since we’ve never been there before. He was saying that it is a good place to visit which I can see by all the awesome free sights here but that it feels a bit fake because all the people are trying to become actors. The Walt Disney concert hall looks like the most interesting building to see there.

  32. Great selection of places to visit!
    I’m from Italy and I want to visit them all!!!

  33. I absolutely loved visiting LA! I went when I was younger so it is a bit of a blur… but I’d love to go back.

  34. I love the photos you chose for Rodeo Drive and the Santa Monica Pier. Those are places I’d personally love to see, and those photos only made me want more to go there!

  35. True it is a bit high priced but surely worth a visit. The Disney Concert hall is a must visit. Love the UCLA campus. I find LA more enjoyable than NYC

  36. Calafornia is beautiful. It is on our bucket list for our family to visit again.

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