What should I do in LA with a lethally poor budget

Im going to LA for 10 days for my winter break in the US, staying at relative so no worries about airbnb or anything. But im just wondering if this is a good place to go to if I am a dirt-poor mf.
Im mainly looking for sth culturally or historically interesting, dont much care for flashy instagram photoshoot spots.

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >culturally or historically interesting
    It's LA man. There's no culture or history.
    The Getty museum is free but you have to pay to park. Could take public transportation, which generally sucks in LA but you have time.
    The Watts Towers are also free. Get some street tacos while you're there. Could explore the wholesale district. Could explore the toy district, flower district, fashion district, etc. They're kinda "culturally interesting." The Queen Mary has some interesting history. You have to pay to get on it unless you're going to visit the bar or restaurant in the evening, so do that. Griffith Park has an abandoned zoo you can explore. Walk around Hollywood but its kind of shit. Little Tokyo if you're a weeb. If you're not a weeb at least get some cheap Jap food. And in California, the beach is always free (parking sometimes is not).

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    do some panhandling, they love it over there

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was obsessed to go to the oldest part of LA and ended up in the Pueblo. It's a shithole but almost one of those things that are so bad you have to do them for the story.

    >Borderline empty despite being the foundation of LA
    >2-3 blocks of Mexican souvenirs shops and a church
    >Take an Uber, Pueblo is an island surrounded by tent towns. It was a scene of a zombie movie, take a wrong turn and you are in no man's land
    >Still kinda charming by how empty and untouristic it is, hard to think is LA and not an unremarkable Mexican town

    Also agree that Hollywood is utter shit. Do the walk of you want to tick off that box, but you've been warned

    Manhattan beach was ok

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      When I went to Pueblo on Sunday, there was an all day dance party in the plaza, great food in the Olvera St market for good prices, and a good crowd of californios. Sunday is the traditional day Mexicans go out on the town.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's basically only good for the beach while poor, and you're going in the winter XD
    Walk around Santa Monica and try to meet people via dating apps/hostels/whatever, I'm not sure how much real culture there is in LA outside of the summer and rich shit

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    They have free museum days, look those up. You can also go to TV show tapings for free. The beaches are free. Visit historical or cultural landmarks like Frank gery buildings (ie music building in dtla), the last bookstore, the Hollywood sign, etc. There's really a lot you can see and do for free. Cheap stuff would include local concerts, go see stand-up comedians, etc.

    Expensive stuff includes theme parks and fancy restaurants. Transit can be expensive so try taking the bus and metro, just know these suck and you should leave plenty of time to get anywhere in advance.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the worst city in California that isn't a pure ghetto like Oakland or Chico. Actually, there are redeeming parts of Oakland even.

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I grew up in LA, and let me tell you, the only places worth visiting in LA, are Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Beverly hills, West LA, Manhattan Beach and its Restaurants/small pier. Queen Mary (You have to pay and don't spend the night there, its haunted), the Aquarium of the Pacific, The Natural interactive Museum that is somewhere in LA (forgot where), Six flags, Knotts berry farm. Disney Land (Although that's in Orange County and not LA, but OC is next to LA), Griffith Observatory, Hiking the LA hills, although you could run in to a Puma, so be careful. Various restaurants.

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spent a couple days in LA, Little Tokyo specifically. Walking around LA is fun, the vibe is different on every street. People who say LA has no culture are full of shit. Olvera Street, Little Tokyo Mall, hell even Skid Row. (which I avoided) Venice Beach, Hollywood, the list goes on and on. Bicycle would be helpful for exploring further. Some people are very friendly. I'd actually like to spend a few more days there when I return to America.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    visit sierra nevada

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fentanyl.
    Live the American dream.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Terrible city to visit on a budget. The free stuff to do all requires a car and parking is never going to be free around places like the Getty, Santa Monica Pier, Malibu, The Griffith. The best attractions near LA are theme parks, and none of them are cheap. If you do take the bus, plan on riding for several hours between destinations. In the end, you'll probably just end staying near your relatives house and walking around the neighborhood for 10 days. Hope it's a nice neighborhood.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are bike lanes on many LA streets.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Here is the suggested bike route from Google for Santa Monica to the Getty. Do you know what Wilshire Boulevard looks like at 4 pm on a Friday? There aren't any bike lanes and you cross a major intersection every 100 yards. The fun part is when you have to climb about 1000 feet of elevation in the last mile of that ride. And the real fun part if when you come outside to find your bike gone after 5 minutes in the bathroom on your first stop. No one bikes across LA. Especially tourists.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous
  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    This city ain't for poors anon.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      i went there for 1 week on a 800$ or 1k budget split between two people when i was 18, including $200 bus tickets....

      would i go back? hell no. experienced more than ever racism (im white), rude people, and very dangerous. must of got warned 10 times by bus drivers where i am

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        note is i had a completely shaved head (try everything once), and didn't realize the skinhead culture so ofc black people treated me like shit.

        black security guards in museums even harassing me

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The California science center is really cool and the permanent galleries are free. Depending on when you visit you may not be able to see the space shuttle, as Endeavour is going to be moved to a new building at the end of December and will not be open to the public for quite some time. That said, there are still a bunch of cool space artifacts in there like the Gemini 11 capsule.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    just drive around and look at stuff. go for walks and hikes and bike rides. you don't have to pay to do stuff.

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