If you are looking for free things to do with your family, Southern California provides a seemingly endless amount of attractions and opportunities. Here, we have provided a list of ten of our favorite free places to visit in the Los Angeles region.
- Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park: Griffith Observatory provides incredible views of the surrounding basin, including of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the Pacific Ocean. The park also offers a variety of space-related information and exhibits.
- The Getty Center: This attraction is well known for its architecture, gardens and views overlooking the city. Admission to the Getty Center is always free, though parking will cost $15.
- Hollywood Walk of Fame: One of the most famous attractions in the entire world, the Walk of Fame takes up nearly 15 sidewalk blocks and contains the names of more than 2,500 stars. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce maintains an up-to-date list of the stars and their locations so you can find your favorite.
- Sunset Boulevard: Located in the western section of Los Angeles, Sunset Boulevard is renowned for its landmarks, shops, restaurants and an active nightlife. It is has become a staple of L.A. culture.
- Rodeo Drive: Similar to Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive is a two mile long strip of shops and tourist spots that has attained tremendous cultural significance. Rodeo Drive is known for high-end and luxury attractions.
- Farmers Market and The Grove: Technically two separate entities, the Farmers Market and the Grove have become must-see locations. As they are located directly next to one another, and both offer dining, shopping and an abundance of entertainment options, many people choose to visit them in one trip.
- Third Street Promenade: If you find yourself in or around Downtown Santa Monica, Third Street Promenade offers one of the best spots in the country to spend an afternoon. The Promenade is a three-block open-air market that is completely blocked off to traffic to allow easy access for pedestrians.
- Santa Monica Pier and Beach: Just off of the Third Street Promenade, you will find Santa Monica Pier and Beach. The entrance to the beach is iconic and it has been a cultural landmark for nearly a century.
- Venice Beach: If you are looking for additional beach options, consider the world famous Venice Beach, which is located just south of the Santa Monica Pier. The beach is known for its oceanfront view, impressive canals and a boardwalk that features many vendors and performers.
- Runyon Canyon: Getting some fresh air on the hiking trails can be a great way to spend some time with your family. For this, Runyon Canyon is the place to be. Located within the city limits of Los Angeles, Runyon Canyon is a 150 acre park.
We wish all immigrants and their families a great time while enjoying the sites. And, as always, if you find yourself in need of immigration assistance or you are moving to L.A., please do not hesitate to contact the Goldstein Immigration Lawyers today.