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Los Angeles tends to be known as a very expensive city, which might put a big dent into the holiday savings. If you know the right spots and times however it can be very easy to have a fun day in Los Angeles on a small budget. Listen closely; we will share some insider information with you.

Obviously taking a nice walk at the beach, doing window shopping at rodeo drive or having a picnic in one of the many parks is a good way to save money but did you know that you can get free access to some of the many museums in L.A?

The well-known LACMA for example offers a free admission every second Tuesday of the month, so its guests can enjoy this premier visual art museum featuring over 120.000 works in the current collection. Downtowns MOCA offers free entrance every Thursday between 5PM and 8PM. The Getty Center on the other hand is free all year long, except for parking ($15). Check out the following to view the entire list. DiscoverLosAngeles

If you are interested in good music, it is a good idea to walk down Sunset Strip, since bands are playing there all the time. However, free concerts can be enjoyed at the farmers market every Friday during the summer month, as well as during the week at Wine & Jazz and professional artists can be admired at the California Plaza during weekend nights.

Since you are in Hollywood, it’s the opportunity to be part of the audience of your favorite television show such as Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Jimmy Kimmel! The tickets are free but have to be obtained in advance.

If you would like to get in a good work out check out the free yoga classes all over town or pick up a bike for only $32 per 24 hours at Bikes and Hikes LA and enjoy a day cruising West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel- Air. Scavenger hunts are another incredible way to experience the city, gather a few people and spend the day tracking down clues while sightseeing.

Malibu Hike
As you can see, Los Angeles is a really fun place to be despite the size of the wallet. Sneaking in a few free activities might have a big impact on the overall costs of your trip and will make this holiday even more memorable for sure.