Bankruptcy clients are usually looking for ways to trim their budgets. Just because it’s time for some belt tightening, it doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. Thankfully, here in Los Angeles there are tons of great ways to have fun for free. Here are some great ideas for having fun in Los Angeles for free:
- First and foremost are of course the beaches. Real estate in Los Angeles is some of the most expensive in the country and the fantastic beaches are no small part of why. For surfing and sunbathing there’s Surfrider and Zuma in Malibu. Santa Monica beach and pier offer sun and fun with the ferris wheel, rides and shops on the pier. For people watching, window shopping, and nice stroll, Venice beach can’t be beat. The Venice boardwalk by itself can provide a full day of fun. We even have beachside hangliding at Dockweiler.
- Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park and Pasadena. Levitt puts on a completely free concerts in two different locations in the Los Angeles area. Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, in MacArthur Park, and Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, in Memorial Park each present 50 concerts from emerging artists to GRAMMY winners, always free to the public. They have a particularly impressive summer concert series. Click here to see the schedule for Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles. Click here to see the Levitt Pavillion Pasadena schedule.
- Hollywood. Hollywood can easily offer a full day of free fun. You can check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the historic TCL Chinese Theater (formally known as Mann’s Chinese Theater). You can also watch a live TV taping – they’re always looking for studio audiences. A little further down the way in Burbank is the Tonight Show with Jay Leno which you can also get free tickets for.
- You can check out Olvera Street. Olvera street is a historic monument and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time. There’s fantastic shops and food vendors throughout and there are often fun events like the yearly holiday lighting ceremony.
- The California Science Center. The California Science Center is a great free Los Angeles museum. They also recently added the Shuttle Endeavor exhibit which shouldn’t be missed.
- Take advantage of free museum days. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers free admission on the second Tuesday of each month. They also offer free admission to all Los Angeles residents after 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (you just have to bring a photo identification that proves you are a Los Angeles resident). The Natural History Museum in Exposition Park offers free admission on the first Tuesday of each month (except in July and August). They also offer free admission a few other specific days per year. You can see all the free dates here.
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