There are tons to do and see when you visit the Los Angeles area but the region can be expensive. There are things to see and do in the region for free.

 

Look Behind the Scenes of a Masterpiece

The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is complete with architectural facts and historical trivia; you can take a free self-guided tour of the complex. The concert hall is a Frank Gehry design.

 

 

 

Window Shop at Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is not just for shopping; most of the shops are high end. It is also a good place to window shop and “people watch”.

 

 

 

 

Relax on the Harbor

The harbor in Marina Del Rey has spectacular views and a lot of outdoor activities including jogging, roller skating, riding the bike or just relaxing in the park.

 

 

 

 

Marvel at a Landmark

The Watts Towers is a piece of work by an Italian immigrant worker. It took 33 years to complete. The towers has 17 interconnected structures and in many ways similar to the style of Spanish architect Gaudi.

 

 

 

 

Wander Around Chinatown

Visiting Chinatown near downtown LA is an adventure. It is the first established Chinatown in America. The area is rich in cultural history which is now woven into a modern community.

 

 

 

 

Stargaze

The exhibits and displays at the Griffith Observatory are all for free. The displays and exhibits were painstakingly renovated which are an introduction about the observatory and its features.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Mexican Culture

The Avila Adobe located on LA’s Olvera Street is the oldest existing house in the city.  At Olvera Street you can listen to mariachi music, sample authentic Mexican cuisine and watch folklorico dances. The El Pueblo Historical monument is also on the area.

 

 

 

 

Pay Homage to Bygone Stars

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a resting place for many bygone celebrities. Fans gather every August 23 to pay homage to Rudolph Valentino, Cecil DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and many others.

 

 

 

 

Gaze at World Class Art

The Getty Center has incredible art collection. The center also provides a breathtaking view of the LA skyline. The Getty Villa in Malibu houses ancient art pieces from Greece and Rome.

 

 

 

 

Discover Fossils

The La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park has the richest Ice Age fossils ever discovered. It has more than 100 tons of fossilized bones. These fossilized bones represents around 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish dating back to prehistoric times.