• Save
Photo credit: PublicCo via

Los Angeles is a city that has everything for everyone. If you’re into shopping, there’s a ton of market places in this city to shop for luxurious merchandise, branded clothes, and accessories, as well as simple souvenirs.

Beach lovers have several beaches to get soaked and sun-kissed. And the arts and history buff have over 840 museums spread all over the city to explore.

If you’re planning to visit this part of California, and you have no idea what the City of Angels have in store for you yet, fret not, because we’re here to help you with your search!

So, if you’re interested in getting as much information about LA, let’s dive straight into the top things to do in Los Angeles, California!

ALSO READ: West Coast America road trip


Unfortunately, time and space will grant you months to fully experience all the things to do in Los Angeles. Hence, we will focus on the most popular activities and places that you can spend some of your time during your stay in the city. Here are some of the tourist attractions that I think you shouldn’t miss while you’re in LA:

Watch this Video about Things to do in Los Angeles by CheapOAir

Nowadays, it’s becoming pretty hard to get reliable and updated information about Los Angeles, as different sources on the Internet are sometimes contradictory.

  • Save

But if you want to be sure that you’re getting the most accurate information, I recommend watching the Things To Do videos hosted by The Travel Guy Beau Rials powered by, a travel website where you can get the best deals that will stretch your budget for travel so you can stay on the go a bit longer.

What’s exciting is that will be releasing a new video every month to expand their Things To Do series to guide travellers about the best tourist attractions to explore in each travel destination.

Another reason why you should subscribe to’s YouTube channel is that they will be reaching out to their followers for a chance to participate in an exciting opportunity in the coming months. The details of this upcoming opportunity are still in the works, and it will be announced in a few months, so watch out because it’s going to be a lot of fun!

To remain updated, be sure to follow not only their YouTube Channel, but also their Facebook pageTwitter, and Instagram accounts, too! Their followers on these platforms will get the first notice about this exciting opportunity!

Learn history at Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Huntington Library is one of the most important research libraries in the world. It boasts of having thousands of items that date back from the year 1000s to the 21st century that are still as fascinating then as they are in the present times. They have a wide array of European, American, and artworks from all over the world.

But it isn’t just the arts and historical pieces that make this Library worth a visit. It is also home to a botanical garden with over 10,000 species of orchids, hundreds of bonsai plants, and other species of plants, such as cycads and camellias.

The Huntington is at 1151 Oxford Road in San Marino, Los Angeles County. You can either ride a bus going here or Uber your way here. Tickets are priced at 25 USD for regular customers, while seniors and the youth can enter at a discounted price; the admission is free first Thursday of every month with advance tickets.

Re-discover your inner child at Disneyland Resort

Called as the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland is easily one of the attractions that you should include in your things to do in Los Angeles list!

TRAVELLING TO USA CHECKLIST - Visa, Documents, Where To Go, What To Pack (4)
  • Save
Photo credit: Patricia Ferreira via

Whether you like to shout ‘arrr!’ with the Pirates of the Caribbean, have a glimpse of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, or commune with The Force while holding a toy lightsaber, Disneyland resort is the place to be to get in touch with the child in you!

You can go to Disneyland Resort in various ways: by car, bus, train, or shuttle service from the Los Angeles International Airport. Disneyland is located in Anaheim, within Los Angeles County.

A single-day ticket price on low days is 97 USD and can rise to 135 USD during peak season, so it’s best to time your visit on moderate days, between January and February.

Find your favourite celebrity’s name at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

ou can’t deny that one of the well-known tourist attractions in Los Angeles is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is in this spot where the biggest names in the entertainment industry are recognized.

  • Save
Photo credit: jodiandbrett via

If you’re in LA, you shouldn’t pass the opportunity to visit this spot and find the names of your favourite Hollywood celebrities! As of 2019, there are already about 2600 stars in the Walk of Fame, and 24 actors’ names are added every year.

The famed sidewalk is at Lanewood Ave &, N La Brea Ave, which is entirely open to the public. While it is free to visit, having a celebrity’s name etched on one of the stars costs around 40,000 USD, which is either paid by the nominee or by a sponsor.

Take a stroll at Griffith Park

Griffith Park was a gift of the Welsh businessman Griffith J. Griffith to the city of Los Angeles. It has over 4300 acres of land packed with things to see and activities to do. It is home to the famous Griffith Observatory, located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood, where tourists can get a view of Los Angeles.

  • Save
Photo credit: igorelick via

The LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens can also be found in Griffith Park, so if you want to see live animals and exotic plants that you only see on National Geographic Channel, then definitely visit the zoo!

Also, Griffith Park, it still has several activities where you can knock out the boredom in you, such as bicycling, picnicking, and horseback riding, and a few more places to explore, such as the Greek Theater, Bronson Caves, and the Autry Museum. The entrance to the park is free. However, some of the establishments do have a small entry fee.


To be able to sustain a life of travel, you should find ways on how to stretch every dollar in your bank account. Luckily, there are few ways on how to save money when travelling to LA; travel websites like offer value-for-money.

And did you know that there are several walking tours in Los Angeles that tourists from all walks of life can join completely free of charge? Well, let’s learn more about these simple money-saving tricks!

Book through CheapOAir

CheapOAir has been serving travellers from across the globe since 2005. They specialize in finding the best and cheapest deals, whether it be international and domestic flights, accommodations, car rentals, and they are even offering vacation package deals!

As a result of the value they bring to their followers, they have received more than 50 awards over the years.

If you want to take advantage of their crazy deals, be sure to sign up on their website or download their app either on Android or iOS. They also have deals exclusive to their members, which is another reason why you should sign up!

Join Free Walking Tours

Another way of saving lots of money in Los Angeles is by joining a free walking tour. Several companies offer free tours on foot, such as the Affordable World and Downtown LA Walking Tours; a professional tour guide will be assigned to your group who will keep you well-informed and be entertained for the entire duration of the tour.

While these free walking tours are not entirely free as they are tip-based, it is more economical than joining expensive trips that offer the same services.

Explore the Street Food of Los Angeles

  • Save
Photo credit: StockSnap via

The street food in LA is diverse, so there’s a lot for you to experience and enjoy here from American to Korean street foods; a day won’t be enough, I’m telling you! Instead of dining at expensive restaurants with a limited menu, why not explore LA’s street foods?

It is a less expensive way to ‘taste’ Los Angeles, and you’ll get to feel more authentic offerings of the city, plus, you’ll get to enjoy more food without shelling out that much money!

Stay in Boutique hotels or BnB

BnB rentals have gained popularity and are now more preferred by many people as compared to a typical hotel because it is less expensive, plus there are weekly promos that people can avail of.

While boutique hotels are generally owned and managed by a family or individual instead of chain hotels and big companies, which means they are often a lot cheaper. Besides, these boutique hotels have better ambience and with a unique vibe.

Plan your trip in advance

You can’t just go to a destination without prior research about its low and peak season, weather, and other things that can affect your experience negatively!

Planning ahead of time and making use of the platforms and travel hacks above will undoubtedly help you stretch your budget for this trip so you can explore more places in LA!

Traveling to Los Angeles can be expensive, but it shouldn’t be. With the help of the Internet and companies such as CheapOair and Airbnb, your vacation can be cheap but still be as enjoyable! As Beau Rial said, it’s okay to be cheap!

I hope that you find this article helpful, and if there’s anything that you’d like to ask, or if you want to add something to help your fellow readers travel LA cheaper, feel free to leave a comment below! Happy travels!

  • Save

Stefan von Imhof is a travel writer and photographer. He loves going off the beaten path, exploring cities by foot and finding under-explored, hidden gems. After living in California for the past 15 years, he and his wife now live in Melbourne, Australia.

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap