Monday, September 30, 2013

A few FREE OR CHEAP things to do in L.A.

SoLo (Laila) Will be out here in L.A. next month and so I thought well maybe there might be some blog readers that might take a trip out here as well. With these tough economic times, not too many people have the money to splurge on entertainment so I've come up with a small list of ideas you can do to have fun do fun things while your're out here for FREE. Public transportation is not too expensive. $1 - $1.50 per ride per person or have a day pass for $5 and ride back n forth unlimited times on certain lines. Alright.  here are a few free activities to do while you are visiting la la land!

1: Walk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Like most tourists, you might be dying to walk on these stars so head on over to Hollywood and take a picture with the star of your favorite celebs!

2: Take a hike up Griffith Park.

Griffith Park is EXCELLENT for hiking and when you get to the top, you have an AMAZING view of the entire city of Los Angeles.

3: Go to The Price is Right!!
This is fun and something that even non tourists do. Make sure before you leave your state or country that you visit The Price is Right website to print out your ticket. It's completely free but be sure that you arrive HOURS before the scheduled arrival time to make sure you get a seat inside the studio. otherwise you have waited in the long line for nothing. My friend and I showed up at 5 or 6 in the morning and we were the 2nd people to arrive and got pretty good seats. so arrive super early to start forming the line at the entrance gate.
Even if you are not chosen to go on stage, it is a lot of fun just being there in person.

4: Visit Union Station
This piece of Los Angeles history is Amazing. It is the main railway in Los Angeles and is also the largest passenger railway in the entire Western United States. You can tell by the architecture, the furniture and everything else. You absolutely MUST visit this place. The interior lobby is awesome.

5: Visit the ORIGINAL farmers market

This is one of my favorite places to go, eat, and have a drink at the bar.

The market started when a dozen nearby farmers would park their trucks on a field to sell their fresh produce to local residents. The cost to rent the space was fifty cents per day.
In 1870, when they moved west from Illinois, Arthur Fremont (A.F.) Gilmore and his partner bought two sizable farms, one of which was the 256-acre (1.04 km) dairy farm at this corner. Gilmore gained control when the partnership dissolved later.
Gilmore Oil Company replaced the dairy farm when oil was discovered under the land during drilling for water in 1905, which became the Salt Lake Oil Field. Earl Bell (E.B. Gilmore, son of A.F. Gilmore, took over the family business. The younger Gilmore started midget car racing and brought professional football to Los Angeles. He built Gilmore Field for the Hollywood Stars  baseball team, which was owned by Bing Crosby, Barbara Stanwyck, and Cecil B. DeMille.

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