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Old Mill in Pasadena

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On a recent outing to explore more free things to do in Los Angeles we visited the Old Mill in South Pasadena right near the Huntington...

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360 degree views and videos in Los Angeles…

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Now you can watch 360-degree videos of ballets, operas and symphonies… as well as many other places in LA! The virtual reality world...

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Hollywood Sign History

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One of the official Hollywood Sign website(s) is Hollywoodsign.org Noted on thier website… “In this article, you’ll get...

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Santa Monica Airport Observation Deck

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Santa Monica Airport Viewing… Los Angeles is filled with aviation history and we could write a whole book about things to see and do...

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Getty Center

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The Getty Center is the crown Jewel of free things to do in Los Angeles and a must see even if it wasn’t free. Basically the J. Paul Getty...

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Angels Flight

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Ride the world famous Angels Flight for just a quarter. Recently this historic cable car reopened and now passengers can once again ride...

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Whale Watching in Southern California…

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We found this place by accident and boy are we glad we did… Whale watching is a great way to experience the Los Angeles Ocean. Last...

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Automobile Driving Museum

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I’m not sure if this place should be listed as one of the free things to do in Los Angeles or in the almost free section but I do know it...

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National Night Out

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Every year Angelinos along with neighborhoods all over the country take part in local block parties, usually the first week of...

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Fourth of July

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You can tell the border crossing at Tijuana has tightened security when you don’t hear a lot of M80s and other assorted fireworks going...

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Memorial Day at the Los Angeles National Cemetery

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Memorial Day At Los Angeles National Cemetery Like any red blooded American, I owe a debt of gratitude for those who have gave everything...

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Witch House in Los Angeles

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The “Spadena House” AKA “The Witch’s House” This is one cool mobile home. Okay it isn’t exactly mobile but was moved once from...

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Walt Disney’s Workshop

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They call it Walt’s Barn and his previous ownership is less impressive than the fact… Disney Made It Himself! On top of that, the workshop...

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Wende Museum

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The Wende Museum is dedicated to preserving historical objects from behind the iron curtain which are related to the cold war. This place...

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Wells Fargo Museum

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This is a very cool little museum near Angel’s Flight and Bunker Hill which is always free. The museum has a large collection of artifacts...

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Travel Town

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The kids had been in the house too long and it was time to take them out and blow the stink off of them. So to speak. My son is 4 years...

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Sunset in Los Angeles

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The sun sets everywhere on earth but sunsets in a LA can be very special. Some say it is the smog while others say it is the drugs...

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Sundays Live in LA

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Free Concerts in the Los Angeles region are a great benefit of many large cities and the larger the city, the more options you have and...

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Spring Wildflowers in Los Angeles County

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With spring comes lots and lots of wildflowers to carpet the hills in a myriad of beautiful colors. Especially after a good rainy winter....

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Skirball Cultural Center

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Like most LA museums, the Skirball Cultural center has free days (every Thursday) and can be quite fun, especially for young kids. There...

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Skateboard Parks

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Free Skateboard Parks In Los Angeles  Skate parks are a great source of free summer fun in Los Angeles for kids. Did you know skating...

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California Science Center/Rose Garden

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Today’s free activity report is a two-fer. We did two separate activities and they both filled all the requirements for the challenge but...

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Rolling Robots

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What can I say about this store except that it is AWESOME! As a non-repentant geek for many years, I am really excited to report how...

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Rodeo Drive

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Window shopping along Rodeo Drive is without question, the most famous free thing to do in Beverly Hills. Billed as one of the most...

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Pio Pico Ranchito

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Pio Pico was the last Mexican Governor of California and his name is just fun to say. His ranchito in a few minutes east of Downtown in...

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Point Vicente Lighthouse

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Point Vicente Lighthouse is an awesome place to stop on the second Saturday of every month except March when it coincides with Whale Day...

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Petersen Automotive Museum

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If you drive along Fairfax near Wilshire Blvd., it is hard to miss the car hanging off the side of the building that is the Petersen...

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Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens

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Nestled in the heart of mid-city along Adams Blvd. sits the Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens. Here is another one of those free...

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Palisades Park

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Palisades Park stretches along the 1.6 mile bluff overlooking Santa Monica Bay and is a great place to take a leisurely stroll. Free...

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Paley Media Center

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First, to be clear this used to be called the Museum of Television but it is now the Paley Media Center. Located in the heart of Beverly...

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Paramount Ranch

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As you can see from the pictures Paramount Ranch is a movie set which still gets used for filming from time to time. When I set the...

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Outdoor Movies

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There are a few “outdoor movies in the park” events, and during the Summer they seem to be all over the city. After starting this website,...

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Olvera Street

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A very popular free thing to do in Los Angeles is visit Olvera Street. It is hard to imagine but this city which is the second most...

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Museum of Neon Art

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The Museum of Neon Art is a very cool stop if you are in the downtown area and if you are there on the second Thursday of the month...

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Meteor Showers & Star Parties

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This is an activity most people think you can do anywhere but LA. However, with a little effort you can see stars other than those on...

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Marina Del Rey

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Marina Del Rey is… The Largest Man Made Marina In The World And, ithas been for decades. We may soon lose the title to a marina...

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Lummis House

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The architecture available to see in LA never ceases to amaze me. People view Los Angeles as a very young city with little in the way of...

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Lake Hollywood

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Hey it’s Rose. I want to tell you about Lake Hollywood. Lake Hollywood is great for exercise and a great place to teach your kids how to...

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La Brea Tar Pits & Page Museum

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The La Brea Tar Pits is a great place to picnic and let the kids run around anytime but the George C. Page Museum on the ground is...

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LAX Observation Deck

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You never have to look far for cool and free things to do in Los Angeles. In fact flying into Los Angeles, this is the first thing you see...

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LAFD Museum

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Los Angeles Fire Department Museum Kids and adults really enjoy the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum. They have everything Fire...

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Korean Friendship Bell

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The Korean Friendship Bell is among the largest bells in the world and was a gift from The Republic of Korea and was placed in 1978. The...

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Kenneth Hahn Park

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Kenneth Hahn Park… It dawned on me that although we have covered a lot of things in parks or cool things sponsored by the parks...

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JPL Tour

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JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory It is surprising how few people know about JPL or Jet Propulsion Laboratory especially considering they...

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Hotel Figueroa

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I just discovered the Figueroa Hotel myself. It was shown to me by my good friend Rorito Del Angel. Yes, all my friends have nicknames....

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Hot Rods at Bob’s

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LA is a serious car town. We may not make them but we sure love an use them. Our weather is so good for keeping up older cars, classic car...

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Hollywood Forever

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Michael Jackson’s death and all the discussion about his service arrangements put this stop higher on my list than it was. Old cemeteries...

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Hollwood Bowl for Free

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Many people, including locals do not know The Hollywood Bowl is actually a park. No this won’t count towards my one park visit because it...

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Holiday Tree Lighting

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Match Up Hollywood & Highland Vs The Grove           When Saturday 11/20  Sunday 11/21 5pm event 6:30 tree lighting  7:30pm Guests...

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Hidden Waterfalls

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This is bound to be one of the most popular posts. My business has become very busy and it hasn’t been easy to get out this week....

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Grunion Run

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Grunion Run/Submarine Races This is another activity few Angelinos take part in or even know about. In fact, I’d wager more Angelinos have...

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Greystone

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One of the best things to do for free in Los Angeles is check out homes. We have many homes built by the world famous architect Frank...

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Geocaching

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Geocaching is one of the best ways to discover any place you go and Los Angeles is no exception. Here is how it works and what it is all...

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Gandhi’s Ashes

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Self Realization Center On Sunset Boulevard just a short distance from PCH lies The Self Realization center which is one of the great...

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Free Retail Events

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Everett and Paul’s Not So Big Adventure This page will help me kill two birds with one stone. (no offense to ornithologists) Because LA is...

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Franklin Caynon

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A backdrop for many movies and TV shows such as The Andy Griffith Show and Planet of The Apes, this park is a surprising respite from the...

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Fossil Hunting

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This was new to me. My son is Dinosaur crazy and loves anything to do with fossils and paleontology . I searched the internet for a place...

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Fort MacArthur

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This place is such a hidden gem and few locals know it exists because it was designed to be hidden. Even today Fort McArtur doesn’t see a...

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Firehouse No.1

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That’s right, this is the very first fire station in Los Angeles. Not to be confused with the LAFD Museum in Hollywood but this two...

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Email Santa

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For many years, millions of little boys and girls have written to Santa hoping every year he read their letters and very few got any...

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Doo Dah Parade

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Pasadena Doo Dah Parade This irreverent parade is now a true Pasadena tradition and for good reason. Call me a party pooper, but I...

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Critical Mass

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  Los Angeles basically invented car culture, but LA is a also a great town for bicycling. In the past few years, LA has created many...

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City Hall Observation Room

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This is another one of those free things to do in Los Angeles which very few life-long Angelinos know about. City Hall is a very stately...

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CicLAvia

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Los Angeles is known as a car town so most don’t think about all the bicycling opportunities this city offers. Besided the bike path...

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Chinese American Museum

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Here is yet another gem in LA’s oldest part of town known as Olvera Street. Despite it’s proximity to one of LA’s...

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Chinatown Summer Nights

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Chinatown hosts a great party on Saturday nights during the month of August called Chinatown Summer Nights. While very family friendly...

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Central Library

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LA Central Library The Central Library in downtown is something all Angelinos can be really proud of. It is not just a really cool old...

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Campfire

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Campfire & Free S’mores Last night Mrs. Everett, the kids and I all went up to a park in the hills behind Beverly Hills called...

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Camera Obscura

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Camera Obscura This is a fun little way to spend ten minutes if you are ever in the area near the top of the Santa Monica Pier. You...

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Beverly Hills Library

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Beverly Hills Library They have nice big tables and all the doodads other libraries offer but The Beverly Hills Library makes it… Super...

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Build A Fire On The Beach

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Fire Pits At Dockweiler Beach Dockweiler is not even close to our most peaceful or beautiful beaches we have in Los Angeles. Situated at...

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Bronson Cave

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This is a spot both locals and tourists really love but few people know it exists even though we have all seen it many times on TV and in...

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Art Walk

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The Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk is yet another of the many free things to do in Los Angeles. The way it works is on the second Thursday...

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AMPAS

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This is the last activity in my thirty week challenge and I learned a lot from this whole experience. When I started this little...

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Bradbury Building

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Blade Runner fans, people into steam punk and architects all agree the Bradbury Building is awesome. Bradbury hired George Wyman who had...

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