Things to do

All of the best free things to do in L.A.

Looking for free things to do in L.A.? Here are the best wallet-free ways to explore and enjoy the city.


By Michael Juliano

Posted: Thursday May 17 2018


Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Rachel Titiriga

As we stare down gas, rental and cocktail prices, we often think than Los Angeles can be a frustratingly expensive city. But then we think of this city’s wealth of free museums, taco trucks 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.

Free things to do in L.A.

Free attractions

Make a pit-stop at these free attractions in L.A.—from wallet-friendly cultural centers to iconic sites in the city.

Free museums

Free museums in L.A. abound, and it’s a beautiful thing.

Free concerts

Free concerts in L.A. aren’t hard to find thanks to our guide.

Free date ideas

Try these budget-friendly options that exist just slightly under the radar.

Free workouts

Rev up your workout and head outdoors to the best free circuit training parks, located across the city.

Free yoga classes

Here are ten quality yoga classes that are either free or donation-based.

Free events calendars