If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area and you're ready to do a little sightseeing, there are many fun and exciting free things that you can do like checking out the Hollywood Sign or getting a delicious deli sandwich or salad when you're ready to relax and unwind! Be sure to check out these great sites and attractions all without spending a dime.
If you're interested in taking a free walking tour, look no further than 506 South Spring Street. The tour includes famous architectural sites such as City Hall, Union Station and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The facility is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Check them out on the web at freelatour.com.
Located at 2800 East Observatory Road, you can stop in daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The observatory has great space and science related exhibits. Plus its ideal location offers spectacular views of Los Angeles. Admission is free and you can get more information at GriffithObservatory.org.
Located at 700 Exposition Park Drive, they're open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits are free and you can also check out the IMAX theater though that comes at a cost. As of 2012, the museum also features the Space Shuttle Endeavor, which can be seen by reservation during high periods. Find out more at CaliforniaScienceCenter.org.
This famous treasure in Los Angeles originally opened in 1893 and is located at 304 S. Broadway. Visitors are welcome to stop by and are provided with historical facts and information about the landmark building, which was also made famous in countless movies over the decades. Their website is LAConservancy.org.
The sign is located on Mount Leave, but you can view it from a distance at Hollywood and Highland, a shopping mall on Hollywood Blvd. For a closer look, the entrance is at Griffith Park and you can view it from there or nearby. It's elevated on a 1,708-foot summit that goes up to Mount Leave.
Found in the Homer Laughlin Building, this public market has been running since 1917 and is filled with vendors selling diverse foods that reflect the city. It's open Sunday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is located at 317 South Broadway. The market is free to visit though you'll pay if you decide to buy anything. You can also find them on the web at GrandCentralMarket.Com.
This architecturally stunning concert hall was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2003. Free hour-long tours are offered on select days at 12pm and 1:15pm. More tour information can be found at www.musiccenter.org. The concert hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown LA.
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Auston grew up in Phoenix before escaping to Chicago in 2008. After 4 years working as an engineer, he sold his belongings and embarked on a round-the-world trip. After traveling non-stop for a year, he finally settled in Spain with his husband where he now calls home. When he's not traveling or writing guides about events, festivals or the best LGBT destinations, he enjoys the long sunny days and nightlife of Madrid. Read Auston's blog at Two Bad Tourists, or follow him on Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.
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