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From the idyllic Pacific coastline to ritzy Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles is the epicenter of laid-back California cool. Save money with our LA travel hacks so you can put cash where it counts: toward tacos, green juice and souvenir wax figures of your favorite celebs.
See the city of stars by veering towards free sites and avoiding pricey tourist traps. And save on transportation costs by zipping around via the Metro Rail instead of calling a ride.
Accommodations in Los Angeles are more expensive during peak travel times — think summer vacation months and spring break. You’ll likely be able to stay cheaper by visiting during the off-season between October and early November, plus January and February.
Book your ticket to LA at least three weeks in advance to save up to 11%, according to data from Skyscanner.com. Other factors, like buying tickets on a Tuesday, returning on a Monday and toggling between airports to find the best rates also help keep costs low.
Though Los Angeles might be known for its extravagant local celebrity, it’s possible to see the sites without maxing out your credit card. Here are our best tips on cheap things to do in LA:
Hotels in downtown LA tend to be more expensive than in outlying neighborhoods like Culver City or Koreatown. For the best (cheap) experience, book a place to stay in LA off the beaten path. Make sure it’s near a Metro Rail stop for easy transport around town.
Whether you’re seeking respite from winter or just need a change of scenery, an off-the-cuff visit to Los Angeles offers a one-two punch of sunshine and creative energy.
Since most hotels book up far ahead of time, try finding a room at an Airbnb, hostel or alternative. Tools like Kayak and Hopper can scour the web for discount flights, while traveling on weekdays also saves.
Soak in the Los Angeles sun without drying out your wallet by seeing free sites and dining on food truck delicacies. Booking your trip four to six months in advance can save you up to 12% on flights, so you’ll have more money to spend after touching down.
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