Things to Do in Los Angeles for Free

Things to Do in Los Angeles for Free
Located in Southern California, Los Angeles is a city filled with people, alive with various cultures and lined with beautiful beaches. People who adore the outdoors will find plenty of things to keep them busy throughout the city. Additionally, there are plenty of free activities that are sure to entice the budget-conscious traveler as well.

Griffith Park

Griffith Park covers 4,107 acres, making it the the largest municipal park with an urban wilderness area in the United States. Guests looking for free outdoor activities can enjoy a picnic on one of the vast sprawling lawns or hike on one of many trails the park has to offer. Hiking through the Fern Dell area of the park enables guests to enjoy the lush peaceful surroundings filled with ferns and waterfalls.

Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 913-4688

Will Rogers Beach

Located on Pacific Coast Highway, Will Rogers Beach is a must-see for people who love outdoor activities. Guests can enjoy surfing, bicycling, swimming, volleyball and fishing on the beach. Lifeguards are on duty during daylight hours, and outdoor snack bars are located on the beach so guests can grab something to eat. Additionally, the beach has restrooms and showers for guests' convenience.

Will Rogers Beach
17700 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades 90272
(310) 578-0478

Grauman's Chinese Theater

For decades, Grauman's Chinese Theater has been one of the most popular free attractions in Los Angeles. People flock to Grauman's on a daily basis to admire the countless squares of concrete that are embedded with hand and footprints of famous Hollywood celebrities. Guests can pay tribute to stars of the past while viewing Marilyn Monroe's hand and footprints, an imprint of Betty Grable's legs and even the square where Groucho Marx left a print of his cigar. Countless celebrities head to Grauman's for various movie premieres and if lucky enough, guests may be able to see them walk the red carpet.

Grauman's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028
(323) 464-8111

California Science Center

Located on State Drive in Los Angeles, the California Science Center is a hands-on museum that is free to the public. Visitors can tour the exhibits to lean about various inventions throughout the years, view the air and space exhibits and take a ride on a high-wire bicycle in the Science Court.

California Science Center
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, California 90037
(323) 724-3623

Article Written By Emily Retherford

Emily Retherford has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009. She specializes in travel, parenting, fashion and beauty with work appearing on various online publications.

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