87 Free Things To Do in LA
Mulholland Scenic Overview is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

1. Mulholland Scenic Overview

9.4
10362-11624 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Scenic Lookout · Studio City · 13 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Cruise one of the world’s most famous scenic drives, winding from the Hollywood Hills, across the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains, and west towards the Pacific Ocean.

Pacific Coast Highway is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

2. Pacific Coast Highway

9.4
Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA
Beach · 19 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Pacific Coast Highway is a sun-drenched road that hugs the coastline and is undoubtedly one of LA’s signature drives.

The Sunset Strip is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

3. The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood, CA
Neighborhood · 19 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Few other roads have the multiple personalities of this legendary 1.5-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard. Take a drive!

TCL Chinese Theatre is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

4. TCL Chinese Theatre

8.7
6801 Hollywood Blvd (in Hollywood & Highland, Level 3), Los Angeles, CA
Movie Theater · 218 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre has been one of the most popular free attractions since the 1920s. Now fans from around the world compare their hands and feet to those of stars past and present.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

5. Madame Tussauds Hollywood

9.0
6933 Hollywood Blvd (at Orange Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Museum · 68 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: You never know which famous wax figure will be on display near the box office entrance, a free photo opp waiting to happen.

Venice Beach Boardwalk is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

6. Venice Beach Boardwalk

9.0
Ocean Front Walk (at Windward Ave), Venice, CA
Pedestrian Plaza · Venice Beach · 141 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Chainsaw jugglers, swamis on rollerblades, street dancers...the most amazing street entertainers in the world are at Venice Beach and it's free to watch!

Rodeo Drive is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

7. Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Dr. (btw Wilshire and Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, CA
Road · West Los Angeles · 133 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Treasure hunt and star gaze along famed Rodeo Drive in tony Beverly Hills, home of the rich and super rich.

TreePeople Inc. is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

8. TreePeople Inc.

9.3
12601 Mulholland Dr (Coldwater Cyn. & Franklin Cyn.), Beverly Hills, CA
Park · Studio City · 20 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: This LA-based nonprofit has helped spearhead ecotourism by offering opportunities for visitors to volunteer. For 30+ years, Treepeople has helped plant trees, educating people about the environment.

Downtown Los Angeles is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

9. Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
Neighborhood · 67 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: With so many free cultural attractions, Downtown LA has become one of the city's best places to see the sights for free. Take a free walking tour with our guide on discoverLosAngeles.com

The Ivy is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

10. The Ivy

9.3
113 N Robertson Blvd (at Alden Dr), Los Angeles, CA
American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 285 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Witnessing the paparazzi portion of the star-making cycle is an authentic LA experience, and totally free.

Griffith Observatory is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

11. Griffith Observatory

9.5
2800 E Observatory Ave (at Griffith Park), Los Angeles, CA
Observatory · 603 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: To learn about stars that are truly out of this world, the exhibitions and displays in this Griffith Park landmark are all free.

The Gorbals is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

12. The Gorbals

216 W 5th St (at Spring St), Los Angeles, CA
American Restaurant · Downtown Los Angeles · 63 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Ilan Hall is one of two LA-based Top Chef champions, and his restaurant The Gorbals is just one place reality TV fans can see throughout Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Fashion District is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

13. Los Angeles Fashion District

8.5
Los Angeles, CA
Neighborhood · 55 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The people-watching alone makes the Fashion District one of LA’s premier shopping destinations and an experience all its own.

Mayan Theater is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

14. Mayan Theater

8.3
1038 S Hill St (btw Olympic & 11th), Los Angeles, CA
Theater · South Park · 33 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Dance the night away! The Mayan nightclub plays all music from house, top 40, hip hop, reggaeton, and more.

Exposition Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

15. Exposition Park

8.9
3980 Menlo Ave (inside Figueroa, MLK, Exposition, & Vermont), Los Angeles, CA
Park · South LA · 19 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Five major cultural attractions are within walking distance of each other in the USC/Exposition Park area, so be sure to take advantage of our walking tour on discoverLosAngeles.com!

7th St/Metro Center (Julian Dixon) Metro Station is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

16. 7th St/Metro Center (Julian Dixon) Metro Station

660 S Figueroa St (at 7th St), Los Angeles, CA
Metro Station · Financial District · 35 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Take the Purple Line to check out the cool murals at each station along the way!

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

17. El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

8.6
125 Paseo de La Plz (btwn Main & Los Angeles St), Los Angeles, CA
Historic Site · Chinatown · 17 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Learn about LA’s birthplace at the site of its original settlement in 1781.

Olvera Street is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

18. Olvera Street

8.6
845 N Alameda St (at E Cesar Chavez Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Pedestrian Plaza · Chinatown · 83 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Visitors can shop, listen to mariachis, watch folk dances & dine at authentic Mexican restaurants. Tour Avila Adobe, LA's oldest house. Other historic spots include the Old Plaza Church & Firehouse.

Leimert Plaza Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

19. Leimert Plaza Park

9.0
4395 S Leimert Blvd. (43rd Pl.), Los Angeles, CA
Park · Leimert Park · 29 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Located in the heart of the Crenshaw district, Leimert Park Village lures tourists with the distinct African American culture of its shops, art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and jazz clubs.

Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

20. Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk

8.6
411 S Main St (at W 4th St), Los Angeles, CA
Art Gallery · Downtown Los Angeles · 77 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Check out the latest and hippest at the Downtown LA Art Walk, which occurs the second Thursday of the month.

Abbot Kinney is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

21. Abbot Kinney

9.5
Venice, CA
Road · 48 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Support locally owned businesses in Venice by stopping by First Fridays, what is becoming one of LA’s top art walks.

Los Angeles Chinatown is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

22. Los Angeles Chinatown

Los Angeles, CA
Neighborhood · 38 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Discover the modern side of Chinatown by checking out the quarterly art walks along Chung King Road. The scene is surprisingly hip and young.

Port Of Los Angeles W&W is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

23. Port Of Los Angeles W&W

California
Boat or Ferry · Wilmington · 1 tip

Los AngelesLos Angeles: San Pedro’s 1st Thursday Art Walk began in 1996, but more recently locals and cruise tourists from nearby Port of LA have flocked to experience the community, street performances & art.

Little Ethiopia is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

24. Little Ethiopia

Los Angeles, CA
Neighborhood · 9 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Discover the refreshingly authentic scene in Little Ethiopia, where you can smell tumeric and paprika, and hear colorful African pop blaring from store radios.

Little Tokyo is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

25. Little Tokyo

Los Angeles, CA
Neighborhood · 61 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Lovers of all things Japanese will have to make Little Tokyo a stop. Take a self-guided tour of the National Historic Landmark District’s cultural sights.

Chinatown Gateway is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

26. Chinatown Gateway

8.5
600 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Plaza · Chinatown · 12 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: For many, the best way to approach Chinatown is as a distinct culture both Chinese and American. As the first Chinatown in America, the area quivers with cultural history, a modern bustling community.

NoHo Arts District is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

27. NoHo Arts District

North Hollywood, CA
Neighborhood · 17 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: A square-mile area that is quickly turning into one of LA’s artsier communities, with galleries, public art, theaters, boutiques, vintage clothing stores, ethnic restaurants and outdoor cafes.

Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

28. Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park

8.1
1765 E 107th St (at S Wilmington Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture Garden · Watts · 46 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Watts Towers represent 33 yrs of work by an Italian immigrant who made the project his life. Similar to the style of Catalan architect Gaudí, 17 structures represent the American Native art movement.

Hollywood Sign is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

29. Hollywood Sign

9.3
Mount Lee Dr., Los Angeles, CA
Monument / Landmark · 110 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: While the sign’s grounds are barred from public access, you can still get great angles for photos. From Franklin go N on Beachwood; turn L at Ledgewood. Right at the 3-way intersection onto Deronda.

30. Los Angeles Public Library - Central

9.2
630 W 5th St (btwn Flower & Grand Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Library · Financial District · 75 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The Los Angeles Central Public Library reflects the Egyptian-style architecture mania that swept the country in the 1920s, after the King Tut discovery.

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

31. La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

8.8
5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Historic Site · Mid-City West · 106 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Site of the richest discovery of Ice Age fossils in the world, 100 tons of bones representing 200+ species of mammals, birds & reptiles have been unearthed from asphalt dating back to prehistoric time

The Original Farmers Market is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

32. The Original Farmers Market

9.5
6333 W 3rd St (at Fairfax Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Farmers Market · Mid-City West · 299 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Opened in 1934 and with much of its original flavor — the freshest produce, gourmet meats and cheeses, and hot donuts — plus a few extra touches (gluten-free pizza, gumbo, authentic Mexican food).

Korean Bell of Friendship is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

33. Korean Bell of Friendship

9.6
3601 S Gaffey St (at 37th St), San Pedro, CA
Monument / Landmark · Coastal San Pedro · 32 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Intricate reliefs represent goddesses of liberty, victory & peace, while architectural details impart the nature of Korean culture. Visit on a clear day for a picnic w/ pristine views of the harbor.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

34. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA
Church · Civic Center · 32 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: One of LA’s most innovative buildings and the largest Catholic cathedral in the country, it inspires visitors with its warm, inviting interior, perfect for introspection.

Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

35. Walt Disney Concert Hall

9.5
111 S Grand Ave (btwn 1st & 2nd St), Los Angeles, CA
Concert Hall · Bunker Hill · 156 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Though the stage and concert hall itself are usually off limits to even paid tours (due to rehearsals), the public spaces of the interior and the garden are still quite spectacular to explore.

Venice Canals is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

36. Venice Canals

9.5
Dell Ave (at Howland Canal), Venice, CA
Canal · Venice · 104 tips and reviews
Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

37. Hollywood Forever Cemetery

8.8
6000 Santa Monica Blvd (at Gower St), Los Angeles, CA
Cemetery · 78 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: At this Hollywood landmark, fans still gather every August to pay homage to Rudolph Valentino. Cecil B. DeMille and Douglas Fairbanks also rest here. Catch outdoor movies during the summer (for a fee)

Heritage Square Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

38. Heritage Square Museum

8.4
3800 Homer St (Avenue 43), Los Angeles, CA
History Museum · Montecito Heights · 13 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The Victorian era had its influence on local architecture, as evidenced by the homes in the 1300 block of Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights.

Bradbury Building is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

39. Bradbury Building

9.1
304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Building · Downtown Los Angeles · 42 tips and reviews

40. Hollywood Walk of Fame

8.3
Hollywood Blvd, California
Monument / Landmark · Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA · 449 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The best way to see your favorite celebrities up close and personal is to check out the star-dedication ceremonies. They are typically held twice a month.

SEPHORA is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

41. SEPHORA

8.0
230 Americana Way (West Broadway & North Central Ave.), Glendale, CA
Cosmetics Shop · City Center · 16 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Sephora stores offer Express Service, a free, quick makeover. It’s a nice stop while you’re experiencing some of LA’s malls, like Americana at Brand, Beverly Center and Hollywood & Highland Center.

Hollywood Farmer's Market is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

42. Hollywood Farmer's Market

9.5
Ivar Ave (btwn Sunset & Hollywood), Los Angeles, CA
Farmers Market · Central Hollywood · 137 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The network of free farmers markets throughout LA has helped bring fresh-from-the-field produce to urban neighborhoods.

Silver Lake Avenue Stairs is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

43. Silver Lake Avenue Stairs

Los Angeles, CA
Trail · Silver Lake · 4 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The hills inspired early housing developers to connect streets via sets of stairs, which led to now-defunct trolley car stops. An online search connects you to online communities that share locations.

Griffith Park Dog Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

44. Griffith Park Dog Park

7.2
N Zoo Dr (North of the John Ferraro Soccer Field), Los Angeles, CA
Dog Run · 9 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The city of Los Angeles operates nine dog parks where your canine friends can roam off leash. These fenced areas within parks offer a variety of facilities for humans and animals.

Venice Beach Skate Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

45. Venice Beach Skate Park

9.5
Ocean Front Walk (at E Market St), Los Angeles, CA
Skate Park · Venice Beach · 55 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The city operates 19 skate parks that are a haven for skateboarders seeking challenging terrain.

Muscle Beach is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

46. Muscle Beach

5.3
1811 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA
Outdoor Gym · Venice Beach · 31 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Venice Beach is world famous for its funky folks, but it’s at least as well known for Muscle Beach, home to amateur and professional bodybuilders alike.

Griffith Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

47. Griffith Park

9.5
4730 Crystal Springs Dr (Crystal Springs Drive), Los Angeles, CA
Nature Preserve · 145 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: For years, the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club has been leading guided hikes through the many trails of Griffith Park.

Pan Pacific Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

48. Pan Pacific Park

8.7
7600 Beverly Blvd (Curson), Los Angeles, CA
Park · Mid-City West · 41 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: At select facilities, the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks offers Operation Splash, free summer swimming lessons sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

Banning House is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

49. Banning House

7.5
401 E M St, Wilmington, CA
Museum · Wilmington · 4 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The 1864 Greek Revival residence, the Banning Residence Museum, is the former home of General Phineas Banning, the "father" of the Los Angeles Harbor.

California African American Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

50. California African American Museum

8.2
600 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA
History Museum · South LA · 15 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The California African American Museum’s exhibitions enhance public knowledge of African American contributions to society.

51. Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Spiritual Center · Eagle Rock · 2 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Free meditation instruction and public sittings twice a week!

California Science Center is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

52. California Science Center

9.3
700 Exposition Park Drive (at Figueroa St), Los Angeles, CA
Science Museum · South LA · 147 tips and reviews
Fowler Museum at UCLA is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

53. Fowler Museum at UCLA

7.9
308 Charles E Young Dr W, Los Angeles, CA
Art Museum · Westwood · 17 tips and reviews
J. Paul Getty Villa is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

54. J. Paul Getty Villa

9.2
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA
Art Museum · Pacific Palisades · 128 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: This magnificent Malibu property includes an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria.

Hollywood Bowl Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

55. Hollywood Bowl Museum

8.9
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Museum · 7 tips and reviews
Homestead Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

56. Homestead Museum

15415 Don Julian Rd, Industry, CA
Museum · 1 tip

Los AngelesLos Angeles: This historic site features two homes dating from the 1840s and 1920s, and a private cemetery.

Annenberg Space for Photography is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

57. Annenberg Space for Photography

9.6
2000 Avenue of the Stars Ste 10 (at Olympic Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Art Gallery · Century City · 48 tips and reviews
Paley Center for Media is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

58. Paley Center for Media

8.5
465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
Museum · West Los Angeles · 18 tips and reviews
Santa Monica Museum of Art is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

59. Santa Monica Museum of Art

7.5
2525 Michigan Ave Ste G1 (Cloverfield), Santa Monica, CA
Art Gallery · West Los Angeles · 9 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The Santa Monica Museum of Art organizes dynamic exhibitions of contemporary art in all mediums and across disciplines, complemented by outstanding educational programs for people of all ages.

Travel Town Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

60. Travel Town Museum

8.4
5200 Zoo Dr (at Forest Lawn Dr.), Los Angeles, CA
Museum · 32 tips and reviews
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

61. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)

919 S Grand Ave (at W 9th St.), Los Angeles, CA
Trade School · South Park · 25 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: FIDM's collection of more than 15,000 costumes, accessories and textiles from the 19th century through the present day includes film and theater costumes.

Los Angeles Museum Of The Holocaust is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

62. Los Angeles Museum Of The Holocaust

8.1
100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA
History Museum · Mid-City West · 13 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: LAMH dedicates itself as a primary-source institution that commemorates those who perished and survived the Holocaust by housing the artifacts that miraculously weathered war, ghettos and death camps.

Autry National Center is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

63. Autry National Center

8.6
4700 Western Heritage Way (at Zoo Dr), Los Angeles, CA
History Museum · 37 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The center’s galleries explore broad themes relating to the history and diverse cultures of the American West. Free admission on the second Tuesday of every month.

Craft & Folk Art Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

64. Craft & Folk Art Museum

8.1
5814 Wilshire Blvd (S Curson Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Museum · Miracle Mile · 10 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Primarily focused on folklore and folk art, features exhibits that cover artistic expression from around the globe, showcasing a wide variety of cultures. Free admission on the 1st Weds of every month

Hammer Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

65. Hammer Museum

9.3
10899 Wilshire Blvd (at Westwood Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Museum · Westwood Village · 74 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Collections include works by Monet, van Gogh, Rembrandt and Sargent. The venue also hosts lectures, symposia, film series, readings and musical performances. Free admission every Thursday.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

66. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

9.5
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA
Museum · 107 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Free admission on the first Thursday of every month with advance tickets, which can be reserved online or by phone.

Japanese American National Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

67. Japanese American National Museum

8.7
100 N Central Ave (at E First St.), Los Angeles, CA
Museum · Little Tokyo · 33 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Free admission every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and every third Tuesday of the month.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

68. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

9.5
5905 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairfax Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Art Museum · Mid-City West · 426 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Free admission on the second Tuesday of every month; Target sponsors free admission on select holidays (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents Day; Memorial Day).

Schindler House is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

69. Schindler House

8.2
835 N Kings Rd, Los Angeles, CA
Art Gallery · 4 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: MAK Center for Art & Architecture in the Schindler House features rotating art exhibitions about cultural issues. Free admission Fri 4-6p, as well as Intl Museum Day (May), Schindler's bday (Sept 10)

MOCA is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

70. MOCA

9.0
250 S Grand Ave (3rd St. Tunnel), Los Angeles, CA
Art Museum · Bunker Hill · 86 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Downtown’s premier art museum features one of the best permanent collections in the country, with works by artists like Roy Lichtenstein & Mark Rothko. Free admission Thursdays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Geffen Contemporary (MoCA) is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

71. The Geffen Contemporary (MoCA)

9.0
152 N Central Ave (at 1st St), Los Angeles, CA
Art Gallery · Little Tokyo · 46 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: With cutting-edge exhibitions, hands-on education programs and popular evening events, this is a must-see for contemporary art enthusiasts. Free admission every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Museum of Latin American Art is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

72. Museum of Latin American Art

8.9
628 Alamitos Ave (btwn 6th & 7th St), Long Beach, CA
Art Museum · 24 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: With rotating exhibitions, the museum highlights contributions to contemporary Latin American art. Permanent collection features works by Wilfredo Lam & Alejandro Colunga. Free admission every Sunday.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

73. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

9.5
900 Exposition Blvd (at Vermont Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Museum · South LA · 123 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Holds the title of being the 3rd-largest museum of its type in the U.S., w/ more than 3.5 million specimens. Free admission first Tuesday of most months, except July/August; free every Tuesday in Sept

Norton Simon Museum is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

74. Norton Simon Museum

9.3
411 W Colorado Blvd (btw Orange & St John), Pasadena, CA
Museum · West Pasadena · 50 tips and reviews
Skirball Cultural Center is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

75. Skirball Cultural Center

9.0
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd (off I-405 Exit 61), Los Angeles, CA
History Museum · Brentwood · 24 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Enjoy museum exhibitions including the ever-popular Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, family programs, performing arts, world music, film, lectures, classes and more. Free admission every Thursday.

Santa Monica State Beach is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

76. Santa Monica State Beach

9.6
1432 Palisades Beach Rd (at Colorado Ave.), Santa Monica, CA
Beach · Downtown Santa Monica · 308 tips and reviews
Topanga State Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

77. Topanga State Park

9.5
20800 Entrada Rd, Topanga, CA
Trail · 19 tips and reviews
Zuma Beach is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

78. Zuma Beach

9.5
30050 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
Beach · Western Malibu · 105 tips and reviews
Ernest E. Debs Regional Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

79. Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

9.1
4235 Monterey Rd, Los Angeles, CA
Park · Montecito Heights · 22 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Birdwatching here at Audobon Center is great!

Silver Lake Reservoir is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

80. Silver Lake Reservoir

8.9
1850 W Silver Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Reservoir · Silver Lake · 46 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: At any given time the walking path is filled with joggers, strollers and dogs on leashes. With a crushed granite surface, the flat, 2-mile path has become an outdoor gym for residents.

Marina del Rey Harbor is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

81. Marina del Rey Harbor

Marina del Rey, CA
Harbor / Marina · Marina del Rey · 40 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: The Marina del Rey harbor offers spectacular views and many outdoor activities, including jogging, roller skating, bicycling or just relaxing in the park.

Palisades Park is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

82. Palisades Park

9.4
Ocean Ave (btwn Colorado & Adelaide), Santa Monica, CA
Park · Wilshire-Montana · 51 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Features some of the city’s most magnificent sunsets & ocean views. It’s one of the city’s oldest parks! A jogging and biking path runs along steep cliffs overlooking the Pacific.

UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

83. UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

8.6
Across From Botany Building, Los Angeles, CA
Garden · Westwood · 10 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Enjoy for free!

84. UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

9.0
Next To Young Research, Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture Garden · Westwood · 20 tips and reviews
Point Fermin Lighthouse is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

85. Point Fermin Lighthouse

7.8
807 W Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA
Lighthouse · Coastal San Pedro · 11 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Picnic, go for a jog or just sit and lose yourself.

Pasadena Roving Archers is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

86. Pasadena Roving Archers

415 South Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
Other Great Outdoors · West Pasadena · 8 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Offers free lessons for first-timers every Saturday (a small donation applies to subsequent classes).

Sepulveda Wildlife Preserve is one of 87 Free Things To Do in LA.

87. Sepulveda Wildlife Preserve

Sepulveda and Burbank (Burbank and Woodley and Sepulveda), Lake Balboa, CA
Lake · Lake Balboa · 6 tips and reviews

Los AngelesLos Angeles: In the reserve, it’s difficult to tell that you’re in the city at all. Groves of trees fill out the landscape, while a variety of wildlife — waterfowl, ducks, herons and more — go about their day.