Posted by The Frugal Diva on 26th July 2011
The Frugal Diva loves LA. There are so many things to do and so many of them are free. This site has turned me on to areas that let you take a day vacation in the city. Want to know all the museum free days, just click here ExperienceLA . Want to wander through some interesting neighborhoods, just click on their adventures page. You’ll be eating at the Thai Town food court, roaming through the Broadway Corridor, and strolling the Ports of Call village in San Pedro.
This site is so useful when you have guests who have been here multiple times. First trip is great – the beaches, Olvera Street, LACMA, Beverly Hills. The second trip is good – Malibu, MOCA, Chinatown, Hollywood and Vine. The third trip and they start getting fussy. Those entrance fees start adding up. With this site, you can enjoy finding new areas to explore or maybe just buy them an all day metro pass for $5.
Who knew there were so many beautiful Arts and Crafts houses in Pasadena or that California Science Center with over 100 exhibits is free everyday? Pretend you are seeing LA for the first time and rediscover your city.
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Posted by The Frugal Diva on 17th May 2010
Getting out to try a new neighborhood or event is a great change of routine. And doing it for free is even better. Once again art comes to the rescue.
The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is held every second Thursday in and around the Historic Core’s Gallery Row neighborhood for one night each month. Downtown LA returns to its historic pedestrian-based culture, a vibrant scene that is itself a draw for locals and tourists seeking an authentic urban experience. Enjoy art, performances, food trucks, and socialize.
Venture to Long Beach for their Art Walk every Second Saturday of the month. Their Art Walk takes place around the streets of Ocean Blvd, Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway and Elm. Local art galleries and retail business such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffe shops stay open until late evening. Linden Ave is closed to traffic and transformed into a street fair by local artist. Two stages are dedicated to street performance and live music.
June 5th is Art Walk Culver City and on July 24th, Glendale has a self guided open studio tour of artists in the area.
In Santa Monica, you can tour Bergamot Station during regular gallery hours weekdays and Saturdays. Parking is free and there is a very nice cafe where you order great sandwiches and soups at the counter. Check out the individual galleries for their opening receptions and specific exhibits.
And First Fridays on Abbott Kinney are fun with all the food trucks and open galleries. Main Street in Santa Monica is joining the list by staying open late on Last Fridays.
It’s so much fun to mix and mingle while discussing art in a casual and friendly atmosphere. More art walks and events coming soon.
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