11 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles This Summer

Summer is almost here, so we hope you have some exciting plans in the works.

If you don't, we're here to help. Because we love free things (let's be honest, who doesn't?!), we've rounded up some of the coolest free things you can and should do in Los Angeles, California this summer.

Scroll through the list of events below, grab your besties and get going on some priceless adventures.

Hang out With Sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Yes, this is technically in Long Beach, but it's close enough to L.A. to be on this list. You'll be able to touch bamboo sharks, plus get up close and personal with some rather large sharks. Sounds like a dream!

Go Stargazing at the Griffith Observatory

One Saturday every month, Griffith Observatory hosts their Star Parties. Volunteers run telescopes that let you view the sun, moon, planets and stars for free. It's also the perfect place for a date, just saying.


Explore the Abandoned L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park

Looking like something out of Indiana Jones, exploring this abandoned zoo is sure to give you the heebie-jeebies. Make sure you go with someone during the day, never at night.

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Attend One (or All) of the Twilight Concerts in Santa Monica

Every Thursday evening from June 22 to Aug. 17, you can catch a free concert from artists like Warpaint, Khalid and more. Hosted right on the Santa Monica Pier, it's definitely one of the most scenic concerts you'll ever go to.


Visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The LACMA offers free admission to all the second Tuesday of every month. If you are to visit any museum in L.A., this has to be the one. It's the largest art museum on the West Coast and truly iconic.


Check out a Variety of Art at the Downtown Art Walk

If the LACMA doesn't do it for you, hit up the Downtown Art Walk on the second Thursday of every month. You'll see tons of intricate murals from a variety of artists that you won't find anywhere else. It's a favorite among native Angelenos, so you know it's worth visiting.


Become an Artist Yourself With Some Help from The Getty Center

If seeing all this work inspires you to unleash your inner artist, The Getty can help you with that. You can attend one of their free drawing classes on the first and third Sundays of every month.

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Plant a Tree in Beverly Hills With the TreePeople

If you want to do something productive this summer, volunteering with the TreePeople is right up your alley. They have an extensive list of events you can attend, including ones that allow you to plant trees. Go ahead, help save the planet.

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Ring the Korean Bell of Friendship in San Pedro

You can't actually ring this bell, but you can certainly still visit it with your besties and take more pictures than necessary in front of it to show off your strong bond to all your Instagram followers. Situated in Angel's Gate Park, you can even enjoy a nice little picnic there once you're done taking pics.

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Tour the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Exceptionally designed, the exterior is already mesmerizing. You can only imagine how amazing the inside must be. You can either participate in a self-guided tour or have someone show you around. And guess what? They're both free.


Get a Solid Caffeine Buzz at the Los Angeles Training Center

Enjoy all the free coffee samples your little heart desires thanks the tastings held at the Los Angeles Training Center every Friday by Counter Culture Coffee. You'll surely be ready to take on the day after this event.


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