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Free Things To Do in Los Angeles

Looking for free things to do? Here's our ranking of the best free activities in Los Angeles. Popular attractions include Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park and The Getty Center. If you have extra time, Santa Monica Pier and Beach is worthwhile.

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Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park Free attraction
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Ranks #1 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: The Griffith Observatory sits on the south face of Mount Hollywood and overlooks the Los Angeles basin. Its location gives ... read more»

The Getty Center Free attraction
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Ranks #2 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: The Getty Center is one of the most impressive architectural achievements in the United States and it also contains some ... read more»

Santa Monica Pier and Beach Free attraction
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Ranks #3 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: Just west of downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica contains one of the most legendary beach scenes in the United States ... read more»

Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre Free attraction
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Ranks #4 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: One of Hollywood's most iconic and memorable sites, the TCL Chinese Theatre (originally Grauman's Chinese Theatre) opened in ... read more»

Zuma Beach Free attraction
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Ranks #5 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: Malibu has a reputation for excessive wealth and exclusivity, yet all of the town's beaches are public — everyone's ... read more»

Third Street Promenade Free attraction
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Ranks #6 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: The Third Street Promenade, popular with shopaholics, has an eclectic vibe similar to its Santa Monica locale. This open-air shopping ... read more»

Farmers Market and The Grove Free attraction
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Ranks #7 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: Sitting south of West Hollywood is one of L.A.'s most beloved landmarks: the Farmers Market. Founded in 1934 ... read more»

Sunset Boulevard Free attraction
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Ranks #8 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: One of the most iconic thoroughfares in the United States, Sunset Boulevard continues to live up to its legends. In ... read more»

Runyon Canyon Free attraction
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Ranks #10 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop ... read more»

Rodeo Drive Free attraction
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Ranks #12 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: Immortalized by Julia Robert's Pretty Woman shopping spree, Rodeo Drive is an upscale shopping street in Beverly Hills that ... read more»

Venice Beach Free attraction
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Ranks #13 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: Developed in the early 20th century, Venice Beach is modeledcanals and all after its namesake city in Italy. Admittedly ... read more»

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Free attraction
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Ranks #14 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: As morbid as it may seem, your best chance a celebrity sighting in L.A. is at the Hollywood Forever ... read more»

Walt Disney Concert Hall Free attraction
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Ranks #15 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: This Frank Gehry-designed concert hall has helped revive downtown Los Angeles, which was once dominated by mundane office buildings and ... read more»

Greystone Mansion and Park Free attraction
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Ranks #18 in Los Angeles attractions

Why go: Greystone is one of the largest mansions in Beverly Hills and an important landmark for American cinema. Originally built by ... read more»

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