Los Angeles, California!
It's hard to talk about L.A. just because there is SO MUCH TO SAY. As much as it might feel like one giant freeway, once you get out of the traffic there are some really amazing (and free!!) things to see and do. And is there really a BAD time to visit Southern California? Haley's California heart definitely doesn't think so. Tune in as we scratch the surface of what to see and do on a budget in the City of Angels.
THINGS TO DO
Free rehearsal of the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl - The final schedule for the week is released every Monday, and if you call (323) 850-2000 and speak with an operator, they can provide you with the dates and times of open rehearsals for the week. The rehearsal schedule is not published on the Hollywood Bowl’s online calendar, so you have to call. But open rehearsals typically occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
NOT FREE but worth your time
Free every second Tuesday of the month
If you have a Bank of America credit or debit card, it’s free the first full weekend of every month
Free on Monday Federal holidays (check their calendar)
Regularly $25 admission, kids under 17 are free
1810 - Argentinian food
Fidel's pizza - cash only
Daikokuya Ramen - Little Tokyo
Din Tai Fung - authentic Chinese
After's Ice Cream - get the Milky Bun!
MIKE'S READING CORNER
Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles by Jonathan Gold
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Our interviewee Emily is an AMAZINGLY talented designer! Check out her work.
BONUS PHOTO / UNPOPULAR OPINION
Haley loves the Santa Monica Pier!!