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 :
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
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY :
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
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL :
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
RODEO DRIVE :
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
SANTA MONICA BEACH :
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
VENICE BEACH :
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.
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER :
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
CATALINA ISLAND :
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.
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY :
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
LA BREA TAR PITS :
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 :
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.