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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.