There are so many free things to do in Los Angeles. I will do my best to keep this post as up-to-date as possible with all the free things to do that I know about. I will also include discounted deals that can help you save money as well. If you know of other free things to do in Los Angeles that I can add to this post please reach out to me on social media and let me know.

Please note that this page is still a work in progress as there are so many free things to add to it.

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Free Things to do in Los Angeles

Free Things to do in Los Angeles

Free Museums in LA

The Getty & The Getty Villa

The Getty Villa

You can visit both The Getty and The Getty Villa for free. Please note that you will need to pay $15 for parking at the museums. However, if you visit both on the same day you can show your parking ticket for the first one at the second and they will let you park for free.

The Broad

infinity room exhibit the broad

You can sign up for free tickets for The Broad Museum & the Infinity Room (pictured above) through their website.

Walt’s Barn

On the third Sunday of every month, you can see Walt Disney’s Barn in Griffith Park. This is a really special experience for Disney fans.

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory is one of the most popular things to do for free in Los Angeles. If you want to watch the show in the planetarium there is a fee for that but beyond that, you can explore the interior and exterior for free. The lines for the telescopes up top can be long but if you come on one of the star party nights you’ll be able to see the sky with a variety of telescopes on the lawn.

Take a Free Tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Tickets are available at 9 am on specific dates and are released about 2 months in advance. They are very popular so you do have to be on the website right when they go live. I recapped my experience in this blog post.

Take a Free Docent-Led Tour of the LA Public Library

Visit the LA Public Library for a free docent-led tour to truly discover the beautiful architecture of this icon. Tours are free and take place on Saturdays. Please visit https://lapl.org/branches/central-library/docent-tours-central-library for more information.

Tour the Walt Disney Concert Hall

On most days you can take a free self-guided tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The tours are one hour long and begin in the Grand Avenue Lobby. You can find more information here. If the Blue Ribbon garden is not included in the self-guided tour be sure to go there after. It is located up the exterior stairs at the back of the concert hall.

Visit the Observation Deck at City Hall

The Los Angeles City Hall observation deck is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The visitor’s entrance is located at 201 N Main Street. After you check in with security they will give you directions to get to the observation deck. It is really fun to get to see different parts of the city from that high up.

Tour the Tournament of Roses Mansion

You can take a free tour of the Tournament of Roses Mansion on Thursdays at 2 pm & 3 pm. The tour is only offered at select times of the year. I did the tour in June and really enjoyed my experience. The headquarters is at the Wrigley Mansion in Pasadena. Even when the tour is not taking place fans can stop by to see the Rose Garden. You’ll want to check out their Facebook page or website to see when the tour is up and running. I learned about the tour dates for 2022 by following them on Facebook. You can also view the Rose Parade for free.

How to See Movies for Free in LA

Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do. Because of my interest in movies, I love going to advanced screenings, red-carpet movie premieres, and special events. Did you know that all of the things I just mentioned are free? I want you to be able to have the same fun experiences that I do. If you want to learn how to see movies for free please check out this post.

Birthday Freebies in LA

For several people, their birthday is one of the best days of the year. Well, if you join enough birthday clubs you can enjoy birthday freebies in Los Angeles for several days. From free food to free experiences, and shopping discounts, this post has you covered.

About The Author

Michelle Ares is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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