Have you ever wanted to explore LA with your friends but had no idea where to start? From seeing the Hollywood sign firsthand, to visiting museums, looking at Christmas lights and attending a TV taping; here is a quick guide to some fun and exciting adventures to be had in Los Angeles that will not break the bank!
It’s a classic and a must at least once in your life. Luckily, there a lot of sign viewing options, but there are a few little known sign locations that are pretty rad. If you’re up for a hike, the Hollyridge Trail Hike takes you up the hill that the sign is on and the end of the trail leaves you just above the sign with a fabulous view of Los Angeles. Another option is the Hollywood Reservoir, a nice spot where the sign can be seen while standing on the reservoir bridge. This location also overlooks Los Angeles.
2. Free TV Show tickets
Have a favorite TV show that films in front of an audience? There’s a good chance it films in LA and tickets are available! TV show tapings are long but can be a lot of fun! Check out http://on-camera-audiences.com for times and locations!
3. The Getty Museum & Villa
If you’re into visiting museums, the Getty is a fabulous choice. Though you have to pay for parking, admission is free. The Getty sits atop a hill in Northern LA and offers a variety of art.
The Getty Villa in Malibu is also another gorgeous museum with stellar architecture and art. Though you must pay to park, admission is free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance. Follow up on http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/plan/hours.html to find more information.
4. Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory is a great place to go at night as it is a public monument to astronomy. At this popular stargazing location, you can use various telescopes to look at the sky! The hollywood sign can also be seen from Griffith, but unfortunately the sign is not lit at night.
5. Beverly Hills
There’s a plethora of things to do in Beverly Hills! From taking a picture at the Beverly Hills sign, to driving through Beverly Hills and enjoying all the Christmas lights, to maybe even finding your favorite celebrity’s house, Beverly Hills can be oodles of fun!
Ever wanted to get a cupcake out of an ATM? Well, all your wildest cupcake dreams can come true with the help of the world’s first cupcake ATM, right in LA! Thanks to Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills, you can choose from an assortment of freshly baked cupcakes and cookies 24/7.
All this to say, happy adventuring! Having fun with friends does not have to break the bank, and going into Los Angeles can make for a fun filled, adventure!