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Top Attractions In Los Angeles For Free

Los Angeles is famed for its Hollywood stars, its healthy and outdoorsy lifestyle and of course, ample beaches and boulevards that stretch out alongside the Pacific Ocean.

It’s a dream land where hopeful actors and actresses come to make it in Hollywood and it’s a place that’s renowned for being one of the most popular USA holiday destinations.

To help you plan your trip to the City of Angels, we’ve put together a detailed travel guide of the 10 best free attractions in Los Angeles, as well as the top paid attractions in LA too.

Free Attractions in Los Angeles

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is without a doubt one of the most iconic and memorable free experiences you can enjoy while in Los Angeles.

The Walk of Fame consists of more than 2,500 brass and terrazzo stars embellished into the footpath across 15 blocks in Hollywood, LA.

If you’re a big movie fan who has a fair few celebrity crushes and idols, then the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the perfect free attraction in Los Angeles for...

Private Full Day Tour of LA (Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Getty Center, Beaches)

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  • An exploration that goes precisely into the major climaxes of Los Angeles in a single day.
  • A visit to the Hollywood World releasing you into fun " filled activities like; strolling through the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grab a jaw-dropping...
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Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park

Another one of the top free attractions in Los Angeles that you need to add to your travel itinerary is the Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park.

The Griffith Observatory offers an incredible view of Downtown Los Angeles from its high vantage point and it also boasts a state-of-the-art planetarium.

You can enjoy a visit to the Griffith Observatory for free, so you can enjoy spending some time perusing the different...

Santa Barbara Private Tour and Wine Tasting Experience (Los Angeles departure)

clock Duration: 8 to 10 hour
  • This is a fun " filled guided tour into over 10 fascinating painted walls by great artists and painters.
  • An included visit to the world " famous pink wall which is also called the Love Wall located on the exterior of the Paul Smith...
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Rodeo Drive

Spanning a total of two miles in Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive is one of the most famous streets in Los Angeles.

Fans of the hit movie Pretty Woman are sure to love a stroll down Rodeo Drive after it was made even more famous thanks to the protagonist’s shopping spree down one of the most lavish streets in the city.

Along Rodeo Drive you’ll find high end designer stores, as well as quirky little boutiques and you could...

Private 5 hr tour of Los Angeles and beach cities for 2-6 people one price!

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  • This is a private guided tour with a popular guide Michael Raines who has worked for a number of years as bodyguard to some of the biggest celebrities of the World.
  • A tour that feeds you with the awesome stories and experiences of...
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Santa Monica Pier and beach

Santa Monica Beach is arguably one of the most famous and popular beaches in the whole of the United States so it’s clear to see why we’ve added it to this list of the best free attractions in Los Angeles.

This beach and pier is another place in LA that you need to visit if you’re a movie or TV show fan as the hit show Baywatch was filmed here in the 1990s.

Even if you’ve never seen Baywatch, Santa Monica...

Instagram Walls of LA with Film Studio Artist

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  • This is a tour by Warner Bros artists that takes you to the popular Instagram Walls in Los Angeles
  • Here, travelers can enjoy a lot of picture opportunities
  • The tour offers a personalized experience for travelers and is designed...
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Venice Beach

Situated just a couple of miles down from Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach is yet another great sandy place in LA to spend a few hours.

It’s modelled on the beloved Italian city and the Venice Beach neighbourhood is even complete with canals to make it truly represent its namesake.

The beach is also famed for its beautiful boardwalk which you can stroll along for stunning views of the ocean and beach.


Elite Los Angeles Private Tour

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  • This is an exceptional private tour alongside an exclusive tour guide in a luxury vehicle.
  • A visit into iconic places like the Malibu Pier where you will catch great views of the Malibu coast as well as stopping at the shopping village...
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Sunset Boulevard

What you need to know:

No trip to the City of Angels would be complete without a stroll or a drive down Sunset Boulevard.

This iconic stretch of highway in LA is famed for playing its part in many Hollywood movies and is now considered to be one of the most iconic drives in California.

It’s also the perfect place to watch the sunset; hence its name and it truly is one of the most magical drives or...

California Beach Cities Day Trip: Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach and Santa Monica from LA

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  • This is an all " day wandering of the California beach cities with stops at famous attractions along the beach towns.
  • A full day trip to the celebrated seaside attractions that hold places among the World list of renowned beaches e.g....
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Hollywood Sign

Probably the most famous sight in the city and definitely one of the best free attractions in Los Angeles; the Hollywood Sign can’t be missed during your trip to LA.

The 45-foot-tall white capital letters spell out Hollywood and it’s now become one of the most iconic places in Los Angeles.

You’ll have likely seen it in countless films and it’s safe to say that the magic of the sign doesn’t wear off...

Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles

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  • Explore the amazing city of Solvang with a delve into the Danish inspired architectural buildings and the city's unique Little Mermaid Monument built on a description by Author Hans Christian Anderson who is also a Danish.
  • Appreciate...
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Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Walt Disney Concert Hall was designed by the world-famous artist Frank Gehry and is one of the most iconic structures in Downtown Los Angeles.

You can take a free audio guided tour around the exterior and interior of the Concert Hall where you’ll learn all about its origins and some of the famous performances that have been held there.

For music loving travellers, you might want to purchase tickets in advance for the...

Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from Los Angeles

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  • Ride pass the homes of celebrities and Hollywood Stars in El Paseo as well as the Rodeo Drive of Palm Desert.
  • Climb the stunning Springs Aerial Tramway which is a sky " high attractions measuring 6000 feet tall and which provides aerial...
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Getty Center

The Getty Center is said to include some of the finest works of art in the world and the building itself is incredibly impressive.

The fact that this is a free attraction in Los Angeles makes it even more appealing and you could easily spend a good couple of hours here admiring all the remarkable artwork.

If you’re a huge fan of art, then make sure you wander around the Getty Center and admire pieces from the Renaissance...

San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles

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  • See the top sights and attractions of the San Diego city as well as the prehistoric monuments and buildings that are still in existence.
  • Explore and marvel at the retired Aircraft Carrier which was used vibrantly in the World War II and...
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California Science Center

The California Science Center is located in such a great location in Los Angeles so you can tick off numerous sights in one such as the Natural History Museum and the University.

This is a free attraction that you definitely need to bring kids along to as they’re sure to love a fun-filled day out of seeing all the incredible exhibits.

Visit the “Air & Space” section, the “Ecosystems” exhibition...

Koreatown 4-course Progressive Meal

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  • This is an exclusive exploration of the food tradition and culture of the Los Angeles locals living in the Koreatown.
  • It is a tour into the largest Koreatown in the United States where you will enjoy the best of Korean cuisines and...
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

There are many things you can do for free in Los Angeles like booking free entry into some Los Angeles museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.