Is Hollywood, California on your list of places that you must visit? Although you may think that this particular city is only for the rich and famous, that’s not true! The next time you’re headed to Cali make sure to check out these free things to do in Hollywood Ca. Make sure to check out our list of The Best Free Things to do in Each State.
21 Free Things to do in Hollywood CA
A few notes! While planning your trip make sure to check out our travel deals page for the best deals that will save you money on your Hollywood trip!
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If you are still looking to save money on other attractions you want to do make sure to check out the Los Angles Sight-Seeing Pass. You can save 52% on up to 6 of the major attractions including the 24 Hour HopOn, HopOff Tour.
Hollywood Walk of Fame – Spending time in Hollywood, California isn’t complete without checking out the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This walk of fame has been in the making for dozens of years. You can walk this hall of fame and see all the names of the stars over the years! It’s a pretty cool free thing to check out in Hollywood, California.
Hollywood Driving Tour – Have you always wanted to see Hollywood up close and personal? Now you can, thanks to the Hollywood Driving Tour. This is a tour you do yourself, but you have the help of the Hollywood Driving Tour.
Rodeo Drive – You may have heard of Rodeo Drive, but don’t forget to visit, while in Hollywood, California. You will see 3 things here. Luxury, fashion, and lifestyle. While you don’t have to participate in it, you can have fun with it. Doesn’t cost you a dime to walk down Rodeo Drive,
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Join a Studio Audience – Have some free time in Hollywood, California? Set up a studio audience opportunity, while you’re in town. There are tons of shows that need studio audiences, so make sure you set your ups. You may even be able to get your hands on pilot tickets. Seeing the upcoming shows is very exciting.
Check out the Hollywood Sign – You have seen the Hollywood Sign on television, but now you can check it out in person. This sign is a part of the American experience. You’ll feel closer to Hollywood’s rich and famous when you check out this famous sign!
Hike the Hollywood Sign – If you are a bit more adventurous you can hike the Hollywood sign too!
See a Show at the Hollywood Bowl – From time to time, there are free shows at the Hollywood Bowl. Seeing those summer rehearsals at the Hollywood Bowl just got a whole lot more fun since they’re free. See new talent and old talent at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Visit the Hollywood Heritage Museum – Different exhibits about the making of Hollywood and the movies we all know and love. Make sure to check the Hollywood Heritage Museum website before going they close during some big city events.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Imagine being able to see where some of the most famous people in Hollywood are buried. Now you can, when you visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Although it may seem weird to visit a cemetery, it’s a pretty cool free event to partake in. Founded in 1899, this is one of America’s most fascinating landmarks. They also have many events and celebrates though you the year!
The Original Farmers Market – I love visiting the local farmer's markets and talking to the locals. Many times there are samples and this is where you can try local foods. The Original Farmers Market is the place to go.
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Runyon Canyon Park – The Runyon Canyon Park is 160 acres near the Santa Monica Mountains with some amazing hikes!
Walt Disney Concert Hall – The Walt Disney Concert Hall has some free events so make sure to check the calendar.
Griffith Observatory – Exhibits and live shows happen at the Griffith Observatory. Admission to the building and to the ground is always free. What a really cool thing to do, for free, while in Hollywood! You’re going to see shows as you’ve never seen before.
Vista Hermosa Natural Park – This park is only 10 acres but has AMAZING views of downtown! Vista Hermosa Natural Park is the perfect place to take a family photo!
Walk through the Venice Canals – There is a neighborhood called the Venice Canals. They have wooden bridges and decorate for the holidays and have many events. Just be respectful of the residents!
Santa Monica Pier and Beach – You can walk the park and take it all in but the rides will cost you. But you can't beat the views while taking in the fun! Plus this is the ‘end point' of Route 66!
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Greystone Mansion and Park – They do offer tours of Greystone Mansion and Park and a cost but you can visit the park for free during regular hours. Check their website before you go as they do close for events and filming.
Tour the Los Angeles Central Public Library – The Los Angeles Central Public Library has an Egyptian-style architecture and theme that was huge in the 1920s.
La Brea Tar Pits – The La Brea Tar Pits is in Hancock Park and is the site of the richest discovery of Ice Age fossils in the world. This unique location had been the source of more than 100 tons of fossilized bones. How cool is that? Note there is a museum and that does cost money.
Annenberg Community Beach House – This is a no membership public facility with splash pads, classes, and beach activities. Make sure to take in the Annenberg Community Beach House to cool off!
Have a Picnic and Watch the Planes – There is a park at 92nd Street and Sepulveda Blvd it's by the LAX In-N-Out Burger. You can take a picnic and watch the planes come and go!
Again make sure to check out our travel deals page for more deals for your trip!
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