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6 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

Date:05-09-2013 11:40:04 read:8
Category:Holiday-->Travel

Los Angeles, the land of Hollywood and the stars. It is one of the most expensive cities to live in and visit, but there are also a lot of places you can go to for free. They are not any less interesting just because they are free. Los Angeles is a huge city, so do not get put off by people who tell you that you need a car to go places. The city has a good metro system and is also connected by bus that helps you get around to many places without having to get on a tour or pay for a taxi.

1. The Hollywood sign

It is the most famous landmark in California and it is free. You just drive up the Hollywood hill and the sign is there for all to see. Although you can’t get too close to the sign, there are strategic spots where you can get a good angle for your very touristy shots.

2. The Walk of Fame

It is absolutely free and super fun. Walk along the sidewalks of Vine Street and Hollywood Boulevard, find the star of your favorite Hollywood actor and take pictures. Just look out for the crowd.

3. Venice Beach

An absolute delight to take a stroll or just relax on the sand. The walkway is filled with street performers and stalls that sell quirky and original stuff. The skaters also add to the general atmosphere of fun.

4. Griffith Observatory

Catch a glimpse of the city and star gaze without having to pay a dime. Catch the many exhibitions and displays that tell you a lot about the many stars in our galaxy.

5. Free summer concerts

Come summer and the parks in the city are teeming with music shows, ballet performances and jazz renditions. Pack a small picnic basket, find a nice spot and enjoy what the city has to offer for free.

6. Downtown LA

There is nowhere else to know about the history of LA than in Downtown. The historical buildings, parks and hotels are a testament to LA’s history.

Los Angeles is a vibrant city, with people of different ethnicities living together. If not anything, it is a delight to just watch the people. With luck you can even catch some of your favorite stars going about their daily business.

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