5 Free Things to Do in West Hollywood

Have fun in the city without opening your wallet

Splurging in West Hollywood isn’t uncommon, but you don’t have to open your wallet to have a good time. There’s plenty to do that’s either completely free or offers free admission. 

Get Groovy

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

Taste 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.

Unleash Your Artsy

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 to discover architecture and interior design inspiration around every corner. Take those ideas home to make the neighbors jealous.

Stroll Santa Monica Boulevard

Stretch your legs on the 2.9-mile/4.7-kilometer section of the boulevard that runs through West Hollywood from LaBrea 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 Harlow Bar, Jones Hollywood, The Lot Studios and Bar Lubitsch. 

Enjoy the Outdoors

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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