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As we stare down increasing gas, apartment and cocktail prices, we often think that Los Angeles can be a frustratingly expensive city. But then we think of this city’s wealth of free museums, taco trucks and miles of public coastline and remember that there are plenty of incredible free things to do in L.A. Sure, we may be living in a celebrity-driven town where indulging at the best restaurants and bars, working out and pampering ourselves is the norm, but we still jump at the chance for free things. Explore the city beyond the usual weekend hikes, gratis yoga, bargain jazz and cheap eats. Read on for the best free things to do and places to visit across L.A., for tourists and locals alike.
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