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Budget Friendly Ways to Enjoy Los Angeles

07 March 2019 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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Los Angeles, with its warm weather, proximity to celebrities, and general atmosphere has been a draw to tourists all over the world. In spite of this demand, or because of it, L.A. has a reputation of being expensive to visit. Budget-conscious travelers that want to visit the City of Angels will be happy to know there is a wealth of activities to do for little or no money at all. Here are some ways to experience Los Angeles on a budget.

Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard

It costs no money of all to see one of Hollywood's most famous trademarks: the Walk of Fame. 2,500 stars exist dedicated to celebrities that have contributed to movies, television, radio, theater, and the recording industry and have been displayed prominently in media for years. The walk, which received its first 8 stars in 1958, allows the public to attend ceremonies for the stars for free. You can check the website for upcoming star ceremonies at

See the Sights from Griffith Observatory

Whether you're interesting in stargazing or the iconic Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory is a great way to see Los Angeles on a budget. There's no charge for admission to the grounds or to use the telescopes, and the live shows held in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium are only $7 for adults. Digital Nomads visiting the observatory will be happy to know that there's WiFi available in the exterior area.

Drive Along the Coast

If you're already got a rental car for your trip, why not make the most of it? The California coast is home to some of America's most scenic drives, with no admission, cover charge, or hidden fees necessary. Just gas and go. The drive down North Sepulveda Boulevard alone will give you Instagram worthy views of multiple beaches. While we're on the subject of the beach, did I mention hanging out on the beach is also free? Driving in Los Angeles on a budget is a treat for the eyes.

The Sea View Inn at Manhattan Beach

When you finish driving to Manhattan Beach, getting a room at the Sea View Innmeans you don't have to worry about bringing any beach accessories. The Sea View has bicycles, beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, toys, and boogie boards available for your beach excursion. You'll be conveniently located to explore Manhattan Beach to the fullest. Contact us now and let our staff help you make the most out of your trip to Los Angeles!