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Free Things to Do Once You Move into Your New Home in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County often gets the reputation for being exciting but expensive. Whether you are new to the area or just moving to a new home in LA County, you might be interested to know that there are a variety of enjoyable things to do there – for free.


There are many free museums in the county, particularly in the city of Los Angeles. While some, such as the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust are free all the time, other museums have specific days when you can visit for free. For example, the Natural History Museum is free the first Tuesday of every month except in July and August. They also offer free admission every Tuesday in September.

South of Los Angeles, the Torrance Art Museum is also free to the public. Exhibits change on a regular basis, so even if you visit the museum frequently it can be a new family experience each time. As an added bonus, visitors to the Torrance Art Museum can park for free. Several other local cities also have free museums, often also with free parking.

Game Show or a Reality Show Taping

Many game shows are taped in Los Angeles County, and you can get the tickets for free. Although you will need to get tickets in advance, you can be there for the taping of shows such as JeopardyWheel of Fortune, or The Price is Right.  A variety of other shows including America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, and American Idol are also taped at least in part in Los Angeles County. You can see your favorite singers, dancers, and other performers before others. Watching a live taping of many reality shows can be a family experience since children are allowed to come to most tapings. Just make sure you are aware of any age restrictions.


With warm weather most of the year, spending time outside is one thing you will want to do when you move to Los Angeles County. With miles of beaches and landmarks such as Griffith Park, the county is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Wilson Park in Torrance is over 44 acres and includes areas where you can play tennis, sand volleyball, horseshoes, and basketball. There are areas for picnicking as well as walking trails. Another great outdoor place to visit in the area is Hellman Park in Whittier with its hiking trails and beautiful views. For a full list of county parks and other outdoor recreational areas visit the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation website.

Of course, there are a many other things you can do for free in Los Angeles County including visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame or taking a hike to see the Hollywood sign. If you are interested in making LA County your home, contact us. We will have several beautiful communities ready for occupation in the coming months.