The 72-Hour Guide to Budget Los Angeles

Getty Villa courtyard
Getty Villa courtyard | Photo by Stephen Lee Carr, Flickr

Los Angeles is renowned as the Entertainment Capital of the World, home to celebrities and a global destination for luxury. But that doesn’t mean visitors can’t experience everything that L.A. has to offer without breaking the bank. From world-class museums to multicultural dining, read on for our 72-hour guide to visiting Los Angeles on a budget.

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11250 Santa Monica Blvd.
90025 Los Angeles , CA
1750 Vine St.
90028 Hollywood , CA
Free
304 S. Broadway
90013 Los Angeles , CA
Free
110 E. Ninth St.
90079 Los Angeles , CA
1001 N. Alameda St.
90012 Los Angeles , CA
Cheap
2301 N. Highland Ave.
90068 Los Angeles , CA
Free
125 Paseo de la Plaza
90012 Los Angeles , CA
Free
2800 E. Observatory Rd.
90027 Los Angeles , CA
Free
200 Santa Monica Pier
90401 Santa Monica , CA
35000 W Pacific Coast Hwy
90265 Malibu , CA
6400 W. Sunset Blvd.
90028 Hollywood , CA
6010 W Pico Blvd
90035 Los Angeles , CA
11272 Santa Monica Blvd
90067 Los Angeles , CA
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
90272 Pacific Palisades , CA
Free
1515 S La Brea Ave
90019 Los Angeles , CA
5850 S Eastern Ave
90040 Commerce , CA
Moderate
11309 Mississippi Ave
90025 Los Angeles , CA
1123 Vine St
90038 Los Angeles , CA
317 S. Broadway
90013 Los Angeles , CA
Free
221 S Grand Ave.
90012 Los Angeles , CA
Corral Canyon Rd.
90265 Malibu , CA
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
90265 Malibu , CA
42505 Pacific Coast Hwy
90265 Malibu , CA
453 S Spring St
90013 Los Angeles , CA
6300 Forest Lawn Dr
90068 Los Angeles , CA
2000 E. 7TH STREET
90021 Los Angeles , CA
100 Citadel Dr.
90040 Los Angeles , CA