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5 Free Things to Do in West Hollywood

Have fun in the city without opening your wallet


It’s easy to splurge in West Hollywood, but it’s also easy to have a great time without spending a dime. There’s plenty to do that’s either completely free or offers free admission.

1. Get Your Groove On with Free Live Music

If hanging out by the pool is your vibe, you’re in luck. Hit The Standard, Hollywood for the Wednesday night music series, Desert Nights, for intimate acoustics by candlelight in their Cactus Lounge. Shirt optional.

2. Expand Your Mind with Free Literary Events at Book Soup

Feel the word of your favorite writers at Book Soup’s free author readings and book signings, almost every night. Snap a pic to prove to friends (and social media followers) you mingled with literary giants.

3. Unleash Your Artistic Side at the Pacific Design Center

Whip out your sketchpad or camera and don’t be shy with your questions. Get lost in the Blue Building masterpiece of the Pacific Design Center, check out the public art in the lobby, and discover architecture and interior design inspiration around every corner. Take those ideas home to make your next great work.

4. Take a Self-Guided Tour of Santa Monica Boulevard

Stretch your legs on the 2.9-mile/4.7-kilometer section of the Boulevard that runs through West Hollywood from La Brea Avenue to Doheny Drive and experience one of the most the diverse, eclectic areas in Los Angeles. Along the western edge you’ll pass local legends the Troubadour, The Abbey, and Flaming Saddles. Mid-Boulevard you’ll find the MAK Center for Art and Architecture and the Schindler House. On the eastern end of the Boulevard are Harlowe, Jones Hollywood, The Lot Studios and Bar Lubitsch

5. Head Outdoors and Enjoy the Beautiful SoCal Weather

West Hollywood is home to several parks, green spaces, and winsome parklets where you can chill with a cup of coffee and some reading material. See our park guide here

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