How to plan an affordable Family Weekend in L.A.

February 1, 2018
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Just because Los Angeles is home to Hollywood, movie magic and celebrities, it doesn’t mean that you have to make as much money as a movie star just to get around. If you’re worried about breaking your budget because of transportation issues, here are some of the best ways to get around Los Angeles without a car. Read on to learn about more ways to make your trip budget friendly and fun for the whole family.

One way to make this cost friendly is to take advantage of all the free options in L.A. Admission to the Griffith Observatory is FREE to the public and it also happens to be one of the most visited destinations in the area. This educational destination is also hands on as it offers star parties that are also free! You can also enjoy the beautiful views of Downtown L.A. from its location atop Griffith Park. The Getty Center is another FREE museum that also has a number of kids programing. In fact, there are always a number of events and activities that are specific to kids and families! Learn more here.

If you’re going to be in Los Angeles, then you should take advantage of the great weather. One way to do that is to head to the Santa Monica Pier. It’s free to walk around the pier and take in all the excitement. There are also various forms of entertainment along the peer including an aquarium, restaurants and Pacific Park, an ocean side amusement park! The California Science Center is another great location that is fun for kids of all ages. The science center offers a number of live demonstrations, interactive exhibits, IMAX films and more!

If you’re going to be in L.A., it’s also important to do things that are unique to the city. Stop by The Last Bookstore, one of the most unique used book stores in downtown. This indie bookstore, also offers live readings, showcases, a gallery and even concert performances! The Walk of Fame is another must do activity when in the city of Angels. Walk down Hollywood Blvd and try and spot some of your favorite actors/celebrities!

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