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.

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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
Things to do

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
Things to do

Free museums

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

Free concerts
Music

Free concerts

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

Free date ideas
Sex and dating

Free date ideas

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

Free workouts
Things to do

Free workouts

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

Free yoga classes
Things to do

Free yoga classes

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

Free events calendars

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Local life hacks to do L.A. smarter
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Local life hacks to do L.A. smarter

Stick to these local life hacks to take advantage of L.A.’s thriftiest perks.

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You can visit these SoCal museums for free using your L.A. library card
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Connect to free Wi-Fi at these parks and public places
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Connect to free Wi-Fi at these parks and public places

Think outside the coffee house and try these local parks, museums, beaches and other spaces.

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Los Angeles City Hall Observation Deck
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Los Angeles City Hall Observation Deck

Santa Monica Camera Obscura
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Santa Monica Camera Obscura

Blue Ribbon Garden at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Blue Ribbon Garden at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Eaton Canyon Falls Trail
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Eaton Canyon Falls Trail

Comments

5 comments
Jhone s

Yes, boat party with del rey party rentals.

jem97

Really great list!! I have been looking for things to do in LA, and this is perfect. Thanks Michael!

liaisonsus

Brilliant! Just have to get there and that is the problem in such a spread out city!