You can easily find plenty of fun ways to blow your hard-earned paycheck around LA, but the real skill is knowing how to make the most of the city without spending a red cent. And no, we’re not talking about the “free stuff” section of Craigslist — though you can find some pretty killer deals there (free dirt, anyone?). From concerts and beer to art classes and archery, here are our favorite free things to do in LA.
Sure, the views from the Observatory are just absurd during the day, but, once a month, you can take in some truly stellar (!) sights when amateur astronomers set up their telescopes for the curious public.
OK, it actually belongs to oil tycoon Ed Doheny, but this 18-acre estate acts as the millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski’s digs in the movie — and offers a free, lovely garden tour.