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Five awesome attractions in L.A. that are free

19 October 2017 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
Star Trail Timelapse Behind the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA Star Trail Timelapse Behind the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA Copyright: tobkatrina / 123RF Stock Photo

Los Angeles has always been a top tourist destination for those looking for adventure. The city boasts numerous attractions that will help you make some awesome memories. However, those same attractions are pretty costly. Fear not weary travelers because the City of Angels also has plenty of attractions that are completely free but will still leave you with that L.A. experience.

1. Hollywood Walk of Fame

You have probably seen the Walk of Fame in countless movies and television shows. Now is the chance to take your own walk down Hollywood's most famous street. Whether you are a fan of classic stars like Gary Cooper or John Wayne, or you prefer contemporary actors like Harrison Ford or Mark Harmon, the Walk of Fame will offer you the chance to see their place in history. The best part is that the Walk of Fame is free for all who want to walk this famous mile. Visit the Walk of Fame's site for more information.

2. Griffith Observatory

Have you ever found yourself staring at the night sky? Wouldn't it be fun to see those same stars through a high-powered telescope? The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will let you do just that and won't charge you a cent for it. Come in the evening for a chance to do some stargazing and check out the rest of the exhibits while you are there. All are free to the public. Click on the link for more information on this dynamic attraction.

3. Hollywood Forever Cemetery

If you have ever wanted to see the final resting place of Hollywood's pioneers then the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the place to go. Come and pay your respects to Douglas Fairbanks or visit the grave of the director of The Ten Commandments, Cecil B de Mille. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is free for all, however, you may want to visit the website for Hollywood Forever Cemetery for hours and other information.

4. Manhattan Beach

Visiting Los Angeles is not complete without a trip to the beach. With so many to choose from it is difficult to decide which beach to visit. The answer is Manhattan Beach. Manhattan Beach offers plenty of space to hike, swim in the ocean, or just plop in the sand and get that famous L.A. tan. If you are the adventurous type check out the Manhattan Beach Pier. This resilient structure from the 1920s will offer you a magnificent view of the ocean. There is not a more peaceful spot in Los Angeles than Manhattan Beach.

5. Roundhouse Aquarium

Manhattan Beach is home to a diverse species of aquatic life and the best place to see them up close is at the Roundhouse Aquarium. The Round House has large tanks where you can view and even touch some of the local marine life. The aquarium is free to all. Visit the aquarium's site for hours and other information.

Where to stay.

The best place to hang your hat in the City of Angels is at The Sea View Inn. They offer a variety of boutique style rooms along with free Wi-Fi and a heated pool. Did you forget to bring your beach toys? No problem. The Sea View Inn has complimentary Beach Toys for the kids along with Beach Chairs, Towels and even a Boogie Board for those who want to hang ten. If you have any questions contact us.

Every room at The Sea View Inn includes a coffee maker, refrigerator, and telephone with voicemail. It is like staying at home while you are on vacation.