Los Angeles is notorious for its expensive living and even more expensive night life, but there are weekend activities you can do in LA without breaking the bank. In fact, Los Angeles is home to hundreds of free activities that work for singles, couples and even families.
Take a Drive Down Mulholland
This is a world famous scenic drive. It’s on television shows, mentioned in the news and listed on travel guides. It goes from the Hollywood Hills throughout the Santa Monica Mountains and stops at the PCH Highway on the ocean. Take a drive with the family down to the beach through Mulholland.
Go Down the PCH
The Pacific Coast Highway or PCH takes you along the coast from Los Angeles up to Camarillo. It is a signature driving route with plenty of stops, beaches and sights along the way.
Be in the Audience of Your Favorite Shows
Did you know you can go watch a live taping of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune for free? You’ll need to purchase tickets in advance, but you can enjoy a live taping for free when you go.
Head Over to Rodeo
You can look for Hollywood’s finest and just browse the lifestyle of the rich and famous on Rodeo Drive. Window shop and feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. It’s free to walk down the street and even enter the stores.
Take Photos with the Wax People
Get pictures with your favorite stars at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. These wax figures look so real people can’t tell the difference. It costs money to get in, but there is always a wax figure on display at the box office that you can snap a photo with real quick for free.
Downtown Los Angeles offers restaurants, unique stores and sights. Take a stroll in downtown and explore the sights. Find new eateries to try out, check out the cultural attractions that happen almost weekly, and take it all in for free.
Hit a Dance Club
Most of Los Angeles clubs are free to enter. You can get your groove on and dance the night away (well until 2:00am) at most clubs downtown. If you’re not sure what clubs offer free cover, ask locals or just follow groups of people that look like they’re ready to go out dancing for the night.
Head Over to LA Fashion District
If you’re a fashionista or you just like to keep up to date on the trends, hit up LA’s fashion district. This premier shopping destination is one of the most popular fashion spots in the state. During LA Fashion Week you can see top designers on display, visit trunk shows, and even get great deals on runway fashions.