Top 20 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles [2019]

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Los Angeles, famously known as LA is the second most popular city in united states and is a must visit if you are looking to experience the beach and hiking in the mountains all in one city. This culturally diverse city has so much to offer and it is home to some of the world’s most famous sites. The city is also known as the creative capital of the world thus making it every artist’s dream.

We will take you through some of the free activities you can do in this city that will make your trip enjoyable and save you some money as well.

1.Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

Visit Marilyn Monroe’s final resting place, in this quiet and secluded park. This park is a small celebrity cemetery. This memorial is also the resting place for Dean Martin, Mel Torme, Don Knotts among many famous people. Since there are a lot of graveyards, we recommend checking on google the exact location of who you want to pay respect to.

 

2.Griffith Observatory

Located on Mount Hollywood, this place offers one of the most spectacular views of the Los Angeles basin at no charge. There are very informative exhibits and books. It is a great location for pictures. It is, however, usually closed on Monday.

3.The Grove

This is the ultimate celebrity spotting location. Most celebrities are usually spotted in cafes here so this is a must visit if you are looking to catch your favorite celebrity while enjoying a long stroll around the mall. There are lots of great things and stores in this mall and you can easily spend hours here.

4.Venice Skatepark

Be impressed by talented people skating and doing unimaginable tricks in this park. This is the perfect place for people of all ages as the people around are polite, friendly and extremely talented. Visit this park for free entertainment that is out of this world.

5.Valley Relics Museum

This non-profit museum is the best place to go if you want to learn about the history of the city. Everything in this place was either recovered or donated. The museum holds over 10000 artifacts including postcards, bikes among many other interesting things. It is only open from Thursday to Sunday.

 

6.Olvera Street

If you want to have a Mexican feel while in LA, this is the place to visit. There are many colorful shops and items all around the street that are great for souvenirs. Olvera Street is the oldest street in Los Angeles and offers a fun experience especially during festivals.

7.Little Tokyo

LA is a diverse and cultural city and has almost everything for every person. Take a walk at this Japanese themed place and enjoy the Asian experience while strolling through the beautifully manicured gardens. The food is inexpensive and delicious. This is a great place for anime lovers or for people who plan to visit Japan.

8.Echo Park

Wondering where to watch birds in LA? Echo Park is the best scenic place for bird watching. The little lake also comes with ducks and turtles and is a great place for families or for a calm and relaxed walk.

9.Grand Park

This is a great spot to sit and relax while enjoying the view of famous buildings such as the city hall. This place is great for families as there is a safe, enclosed area for children as well as a large area if you want to take a walk.

10.Forest Lawn Memorial Park

This is home to some departed celebrities and a great place to pay your respects to them. This cemetery is open to the public. A few mentions in this peaceful place are Stan Laurel’s grave, Debbie Reynolds grave among others

11.Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

This aquarium is run on donations and is a spectacular place to visit for people of all ages. The fish are in huge tanks. You will have the opportunity to see different types of fish from the Pacific Ocean all for free. There is also a small pool pond where you can touch some of the marine animals.

12.Chinese American Museum

This is the last surviving building of Chinatown, this museum offers a wide history on the struggles and today’s life. It is a great place to learn about the origin and the culture of Chinese people while in the oldest building in LA that is continuously occupied by Chinese immigrants.

13.Downtown Historic District

Stop by at this busy and noisy area where you will get to view, photograph and get lost in the beauty of so many skyscrapers around. This historic district is filled with offices, people rushing through the streets and amazing restaurants.

14.Flight Path Learning Center and Museum

Interested in aviation? Visit this place to learn about everything flight related. There is so much history, so many artifacts, uniforms, airlines information. Admission is free and you should expect to spend at least an hour here.

15.Venice Beach

This popular beach is usually very crowded due to its lively nature. It is an artsy beach with lots of fun activities and mouth-watering food around. You can enjoy a swim, a walk or surf.

16.Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

Put on your hiking shoes and go hiking at this huge spot alone or with friends. It is a great spot to go relax or have a small picnic. There is so much to do in this place but we highly recommend it if you want to unwind or get away from the busy city for a while.

 

17.Hollywood Walk of Fame

Your trip is not complete if you have not been to the famous walk of fame. Find your favorite celebrities star and take photos along with many other fans. The place is an entertainment in itself as you will run into many people dressed as movie stars.

 

18.Marciano Art Foundation

Enjoy rare art exhibits from famous people in this fantastic place. The entrance is free but you need to reserve your free ticket in advance. There is a library that showcases the history of the building as well.

19.Mildred Mathias Botanical Gardens

This hidden treasure boasts a wide variety of flowers, fish, and turtles. This botanical garden was named after a professor at UCLA. The garden is so peaceful and beautiful that you will forget you are in the city.

20.Candy Cane Lane

This place is awesome to visit especially during Christmas as the houses are full of lights and make for the perfect pictures and area to have perfect walks. There are so many breathtaking decorations that will put a smile on your face even when you are having a bad day.

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