There are many fun places in LA, including the Museum of Illusions. But in this blog we’re going to take a look at some of the top free things you can do whilst you’re in the city.

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Located close to the Pacific Ocean, here you will find a magnificent garden estate that was used as a film set during Hollywood’s silent movie era. Lake Shrine is a spiritual sanctuary for the purpose of meditation and prayer. There is no entrance fee to the garden, which is home to several interesting sites, such as the Dutch windmill chapel, the Mississippi houseboat, the Golden Lotus Archway, and the shrine that holds some of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes.

Beaches in and around Los Angeles

The Los Angeles area is famous for its beautiful beaches. From surfing and sunbathing to enjoying the incredible sunsets, chances are you will find something fun to do on the beaches of Los Angeles. Some of the best beaches include El Matador State Beach in Malibu, Santa Monica State Beach, Venice Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Junipero Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach in Orange County, among others.

Abandoned Griffith Park Zoo

The first zoo founded in Los Angeles, Griffith Park Zoo was established in 1912 and closed in 1966 because the City of Los Angeles opened a bigger zoo. The area has since been converted into a picnic site, but many of the original settings, such as a cave for the animals, still remain as they are. What is now called the Old Zoo Picnic area is also great for a short hike. On Halloween, the site is transformed into a haunted village.

Free comedy shows

Los Angeles is probably one of the best places to see future comedy show stars, so make your stay in LA even more fun by attending a free comedy event. Some shows require minimum drink purchases or a small fee, but the majority of them don’t.