ten budget friendly or free activities in los angeles

Los Angeles has endless amounts of entertainment, no matter where your interest lies. However, going out every day to experience some new and fun can be a little draining on your pocketbook. Luckily, there are plenty of free activities you can do any day of the week. Here are our picks for the most fun budget-friendly activities:

  1. Visit A Museum: The Science Center, The Getty Center, LACMA, Huntington Gardens, MOCA, and Norton Simon are free entry or offer free days. Visit their website to find out more.
  2. See The Chandelier Tree: If you are looking for a fun nighttime activity, the Chandelier Tree in Silver Lake is a great attraction to visit. Located at 2811 W Silver Lake Dr, this unique piece of public art houses dozens of chandeliers that light up the night.
  3. Hike To The Hollywood Sign: There are several different hiking trails that lead to the legendary Hollywood sign. It’s an easy to moderate hike depending on the trail you take.
  4. Second Thursday Art Walk: In DTLA, every second Thursday of the month there is an art walk. There’s tons of art, community activities, and great food.
  5. Enjoy The View: On the 27th floor of City Hall in DTLA, there is a free observation deck where you can see the entire downtown area. The deck is open Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm.
  6. Stroll: The Grounds Of Greystone Mansion: Greystone Mansion is 18 acres of gorgeous gardens that the public is welcome to stroll. Located on 905 Loma Vista Dr in Beverly Hills, it’s open from 10am to 5pm 7 days a week.
  7. See A Concert: The Levitt Pavilion series offers free concerts all summer in both Los Angeles and Pasadena. You can find out this year’s summer schedule on their website.
  8. View The Stars: The UCLA Planetarium offers free shows every Wednesday starting at 8pm. Every week they focus on a different educational topic. If you love astronomy or just want to see a beautiful show, check out their website for the full schedule.
  9. See An Outdoor Movie: All over the city, there are free outdoor movies. Whether you are looking for something family-friendly, independent short films, or blockbusters, you can find a movie you’ll enjoy. TimeOut has put together a great calendar containing all the outdoor movies around the city.
  10. Play A Game: The Grand Central Market located at 317 S Broadway offers a game night every Thursday with fun activities like cornhole, Cards Against Humanity, and ping pong. There’s also tons of great food and a fun community vibe.

So no matter what your budget or what neighborhood you live in, you can always find something fun and free to do in Los Angeles.

 

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