If you are one of the many students taking summer classes or staying in L.A. for a job or internship, you’ve probably already started feeling your wallet shrinking in the last few weeks. You never realized how expensive it is just to keep yourself fed and you wear the same clothes every day.
Well, maybe your situation isn’t that dire, but mine is, so I’ve compiled this list of all the thing to do in L.A. for free this summer.
One of the most attractive things about California is that it’s one big long coastline. You can never run out of new beaches to explore, and laying in the sand is completely free of charge.
During the summer, the Santa Monica Pier hosts free concerts on Thursday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. This week’s lineup includes alternative rock bands Terraplane Sun and Surfer Blood!
LACMA also holds free jazz shows Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Hammer Museum has live music on Thursday nights.
Another great way to get out into L.A. without having to spend much at all is taking advantage of the following free admission days at museums.
The Getty – Every day
The Griffith Observatory – Every day
Hammer – Every day for UCLA students, Thursdays for non-students
LACMA – The second Thursday of the month
MOCA – Thursdays from 5-8 p.m.
Also this Thursday and the second Thursday of every month, check out the Downtown Art Walk, a collection of art exhibits and galleries open for the public to browse from around 12 p.m to 10 p.m depending on the specific gallery.
You don’t have to to save up much to enjoy a few thrift stores or flea markets. Check out the Melrose Trading Post flea market every Sunday at Melrose and Fairfax and the Pasadena City College flea market the first Sunday of every month to find a few treasures in your price range.
What’s your favorite free summer activity? Comment below or tweet us @dbmojo.