4 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. Below are our four favorite free things to do in West Hollywood.

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

Exterior of Book Soup in West Hollywood

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

2. Unleash Your Artistic Side at the Pacific Design Center

Pacific Design Center West Hollywood, California

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.

3. 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 diverse, eclectic areas in Los Angeles. Along the western edge you’ll pass local legends The Troubadour and The Abbey. 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 Bar, Jones Hollywood, The Lot Studios and Bar Lubitsch.

4. Head Outdoors and Enjoy the Beautiful SoCal Weather

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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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