Los Angeles is a city that does not leave indifferent. It has many enemies, people who tell you that it is not worth it, that it is horrible and that it is better not to stay long. But you'll also find filly who loves Los Angeles, whose days fly by and who will tell you to spend as much time as you can there.
I am one of the second and I would tell you that if you want to spend 2 days, you stay 4 and if you want to spend 4, you stay 8. We lacked time to listen to those who told us that the city is not worth it. We stayed 4 days and we missed 4 more days, so it is on the list of cities to return.
It is a city with a thousand things to do and here I leave you some of the ones we liked the most and for free!
1. Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Walking through this area will be like getting into the Oscars gala. Seeing the Chinese Theater or taking your picture with the Hollywood sign in the distance are totally free things that will leave you a very nice memory.
2. Visit Santa Monica and its famous pier.
Opened in 1909, the historic Santa Monica Pier has a lot to offer people of all ages. A walk along the pier through the kiosks, and always full of musicians and attractions, and taking a picture with the Ferris wheel in the background is another of the memories that will always accompany you.
Its beach is always set and taking a bath, or sitting for a while watching the sunset on it will be a fantastic stop on the road any day.
3. Stroll along Venice Beach and its canals.
I admit that this was what I liked least about Los Angeles. We went first thing in the morning, running from Santa Monica and I admit it was a disappointment. The wait with more color, but above all I expected it cleaner and with fewer homeless people roaming the streets. We did NOT reach the channels because I did not like the atmosphere, so we decided to turn around, but whoever has gone has fallen in love with the site, so I recommend it because for tastes the colors.
4. Book a free guided walking tour
This type of tours are free and in them each one decides the tip that leaves the guide. They are very good because they teach you curious things about each destination. We usually do it in all our trips and they are always very entertaining. I leave a link where you can find lots of them. Here
5. Visit DownTown
From the historic Grand Central Market to the cultural showcase that is Olvera Street and its surroundings, passing through the open green spaces in Grand Park and the bustling streets of the Fashion District. You will have a very fun day.
6. Visit a free museum.
Los Angeles has an endless list of museums, many of them free, so if you like to visit them do not miss the opportunity to visit some of them.
7. Walk up to the Hollywood sign.
From the hill you will have incredible views and your workout in a movie setting.
Start at Lake Hollywood Drive and follow the signs to the top of Mountain Lee Summit, read comma of the hill on which the sign is.
8. Look for the wings and take your picture!
Los Angeles has some of the most beautiful walls in the world to take pictures of. Search for their locations and take some of the coolest photos you'll ever take around the world. The pink wall of Paul Smith's shop, or one of its wings. I leave here the location of those I found HERE
9. Stroll along Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive
One of the most iconic streets in Los Angeles is the palm trees of Beverly Hills. You will NOT believe how tiny it is until you arrive but it has all the charm of the things you have seen a thousand times on the screen and never in person.
Beverly Hills is one of the most elegant neighborhoods in the world and its Rodeo Drive one of the most filmed streets in history. Feel a little Pretty Womanwalking through its streets.
10-. Visit San Diego
One of the biggest advantages of going to LA is the number of beautiful places you can visit just a few kilometers away. San Diego is the last city before Maximo. It is right on the border and is a city where you will enjoy the food, the sea and its atmosphere. It was the first city on the West Coast visited by Europeans and spending at least one day there is 100% worth it (I will bring you a post about San Diego soon)