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Connect to free wifi at these parks and public places

You don't have to go to a coffee shop for free wifi. These parks, beaches and public places can get you online.

By Brittany Martin

When you need to access free wifi while out and about, there are plenty of public places to go. Any number of the best coffee shops in LA can get you connected, but they're not your only options. Think outside the coffee house and try these local parks, museums, beaches and other spaces where visitors can get online and stay productive. 

Free wifi hotspots in LA

Cabrillo Beach

Cabrillo Beach

Attractions Beaches San Pedro

When you need to take your laptop to the seaside, Cabrillo is one of two beaches participating in the "Oh, Ranger" public wifi program provided by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

Hollywood Bowl

Things to do Event spaces Hollywood

This gorgeous outdoor amphitheatre has been hosting concerts since the LA Philharmonic first played here in 1922, and it provides wifi for sharing your concert snaps with friends or for working from the public park areas on non-show days.

Photo courtesy Pershing Square

Pershing Square Park

Attractions Parks and gardens Downtown Financial District

One of LA's most quintessential public spaces, the Spanish-inspired plaza—which is interrupted by a series of large geometric structures painted in bright hues of pink, purple, red and yellow—is a popular gathering space for locals. Get outside your office and take advantage of the wifi hotspot.

LA Dodgers
Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodger Stadium

Sports and fitness Stadiums Echo Park

One of the nicest ballparks in the country, it also offers some of the best connectivity in the league thanks to an effort in 2014 to wire the park for state-of-the-art mobile data service and high-speed wifi for fans.

MOCA Grand Ave
Photo courtesy of MOCA Grand Ave

Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA

Museums Art and design Downtown

While entrance to MoCA is not free (unless you catch one of the many free evenings or days), once you're there the wifi is on them. To connect, just ask for the login details at the ticket booth.

Echo Park Lake

Things to do Echo Park

Historic Echo Park Lake is a popular destination for Eastsiders to spread out their picnic blankets—and free wifi throughout the park keeps them productive (or maybe just streaming the perfect lounge soundtrack). 

Los Angeles Central Library.
Photograph: Matthew Field/Wikimedia

Los Angeles Central Library

Things to do Literary events Downtown Financial District

This Beaux-Arts gem is a great spot to soak up some creative inspiration as you peruse the collections or just take in the elaborate architecture and decor. When it's time to channel that into your own projects, grab a work desk and log on to the free wifi available for library patrons.

Grand Central Market

Restaurants Lunch Downtown Historic Core

Make it a working lunch (if you must) by connecting to Grand Central Market's free wifi while you snack on the wide variety of food and drink offerings. Just don't be surprised if you get a side-eye for taking up a table with your laptop during the busiest hours.


Santa Monica Pier

Attractions Historic buildings and sites Downtown Santa Monica

Should you simply need to work on your screenplay surrounded by the sights and smells of the boardwalk, find a good bench along the Santa Monica Pier and settle in for a spell.

Still prefer to work in a coffee shop?


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