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7 Things to do in Los Angeles this Summer (Without Breaking the Bank)

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Looking to perfect that summer tan with friends? Or looking for ways to beat the heat with your family? Here are some affordable activities that will make this summer the best one yet!

1. Visit a Museum. 

Several museums in Los Angeles offer entry free of charge or for a small donation fee, such as Griffith Observatory, the California Science Center, or the Broad. Several museums also offer free admission on certain days of the month. Check out local museums in your area and see which offer these great deals.

2. Visit the Santa Monica Pier. 

An iconic landmark of LA, this pier is sure to please. From the 3rd Street Promenade, which features a wide range of shopping, dining, and live entertainment, to the pier which boasts an aquarium, amusement park, and plenty of great people-watching opportunities, Santa Monica has it all. There’s plenty to see and do without spending a dime.

3. Catch Shakespeare in the Park. 

Starting June 30th, catch a performance of Shakespeare at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. 2018’s productions include a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Titus Andronicus. Admission is free and no reservations are required, so bring your picnic blanket and a friend, and prepare to be entertained.

4. Take a Stroll down Olvera Street. 

Commonly referred to as “the birthplace of Los Angeles”, Olvera Street is a living museum, offering its visitors a look into the oldest part of LA. Take a walk down the street and experience traditional food, music, and fun that lives on today.

5. Hike to the Hollywood Sign. 

A badge of honor for any Angeleno is seeing the famous Hollywood sign up close and personal. You can take a great selfie and get some exercise in too!

5. Light a Bonfire at Dockweiler Beach.

Nothing says summer more than a bonfire! So this summer, head down to Dockweiler and set up a picture perfect fire pit with friends. Make sure to get there early to grab a spot, and bring lots of marshmallows for s’mores!

 

Want to save money and get rewarded, all while having fun in the sun? Earn Rewards on all of your summer adventures with our Platinum Rewards MasterCard.   

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