Los Angeles that also known as The City of Los Angeles is one of the most populous city in the U.S. state of California. So many attractive places to visit in LA, and according to their official site discoverlosangeles.com, there are 100 free things to do in LA which divide into 8 parts which are free activities, free arts and culture, free attractions, free health and beauty, free museums in LA, free museums with special admission days, free recreation and free summer concerts in LA. Here are top 10 ranked things to do in LA according to tripadvisor.
1. The Getty Center
The Getty Center, in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, is a campus for the J. Paul Getty Trust founded by oilman J. Paul Getty. The $1.3 billion center, which opened on December 16, 1997, is also well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The center sits atop a hill connected to a visitors’ parking garage at the bottom of the hill by a three-car, cable-pulled tram. The center draws 1.3 million visitors annually.
2. Nethercutt Musem
The Grand Salon showcases cars of the 1910s to 1930s. There are also collections of furniture, dolls, timepieces and one of the world’s finest collections of mechanical musical instruments. The Nethercutt Collection features rare collectibles ranging from mechanical musical instruments and antique furniture to the true heart of the collection: over 250 American and European automobiles dating from 1898 to 1997. Founder J.B. Nethercutt spent a lifetime establishing this collection of historic importance. Unique to automobile museums, each car on display is attentively serviced and maintained to remain as drivable as when the vehicle originally rolled off the showroom floor. On view are various Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance winners and cars once owned by movie stars, royalty and other notable personalities. (official site here)
3. Walt Disney Concert Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States. The house was designed by Frank Gehry and has a capacity of about 2265 people. Lillian Disney made an initial gift of $50 million in 1987 to build a performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts and to the city. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 24, 2003. Both the architecture by Frank Gehry and the acoustics of the concert hall (designed by Yasuhisa Toyota) were praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
4. Magic and Wine Tasting with David Minkin
David Minkin is an American magician. He was a cast member on the MTV series “Room 401” produced by Ashton Kutcher, and a co-star on the television show “Magic Outlaws” on the Travel Channel. Among Minkin’s other television appearances was a segment which aired on American Idol and which was filmed in Los Angeles with the show’s contestants visiting the Magic Castle.
5. Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with an extensive array of space and science-related displays.
6. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, and is adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits. LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. Its holdings of more than 100,000 works span the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series.
7. Griffith Park
Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The park covers 4,310 acres (1,740 ha) of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. It is the second-largest city park in California, after Mission Trails Preserve in San Diego, and the tenth largest municipally owned park in the United States. It has also been referred to as the Central Park of Los Angeles but is much larger and more untamed and rugged than its New York City counterpart.
8. Iris (Cirque du Soleil)
Iris, Cirque du Soleil’s only resident show in Los Angeles, California, premiered on September 25, 2011 after preview performances which began on July 21, 2011. The cost for production of the show was nearly US$100,000,000 ($103,313,609 in 2013), which included the cost of renovating the Dolby Theatre in which the show is housed. Iris was directed and written by French director-choreographer Philippe Decouflé. The show explores images from the history of cinema and features elaborate choreography, acrobatics, and a variety of contemporary circus acts. The name of the show, Iris, is taken from the camera diaphragm as well as from the colored iris of the human eye.
9. California Science Center
The California Science Center (sometimes spelled California ScienCenter) is a state agency and museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Billed as the West Coast’s largest hands-on science center, the California ScienCenter is a public-private partnership between the State and the California Science Center Foundation. The museum is also an affiliate in the Smithsonian Affiliations program.Formerly known as the California Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum was remodeled in 1998 as the California Science Center. Currently it consists of the IMAX Theater, the Sketch Foundation Gallery – Air and Space Exhibits (formerly Aerospace Hall), designed by Frank Gehry, and the Science Center itself – including the March 2010 opening of the Ecosystems exhibition wing.
10. Westwood Memorial Park
The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is a cemetery in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California. It is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in Westwood. It is the resting place of some of the entertainment industry’s greatest names. But it also contains the graves of many uncelebrated people. For example, when Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, Joe DiMaggio, responsible for Monroe’s arrangements, chose Westwood, not because of its celebrities, but because it was the resting place of Monroe’s mother’s friend, Grace Goddard, and Goddard’s aunt, Ana Lower, both of whom had cared for Monroe as a child.