Monday, August 24, 2009

Free Los Angeles: Fast Access to Fun in the City of Angels

There may be no free lunch in America anymore, but there’s plenty of free fun to be had in the greater Los Angeles area. That is, if you know where to look, and that would be between the covers of Free L.A.: The Ultimate Free Fun Guide™ to the City of Angels.

Editor Troy Corley just published this updated trail map through the events, attractions, and entertaining miscellany of America’s second largest urban area.

Into cinema al fresco? Free L.A. has you covered, whether you’re closest to Universal CityWalk Mann’s Chinese Theater, or UCLA.

Favor nature spots? The guide lists 10, from the Eaton Canyon Nature Center in Pasadena to the Vasquez Rocks County Park in Agua Dulce, where the legendary bandit Tiburcio Vasquez hid from authorities in the 1870s.

See world-class museums at no charge. Take the family to pitch in on California Coastal Cleanup Day. Try your hand at the Intergenerational Pumpkin Carving Contest in Plummer Park. With so many categories of fee attractions and activities, there’s never a dull moment for those with guide in hand:

  • Annual events organized by month
  • Unique attractions grouped by specific areas of town
  • Art spaces
  • Gardens
  • Historic places
  • Museums
  • Nature sites
  • Art walks
  • Concerts
  • Films
  • Green activities and workshops
  • Theater
  • Tours
  • Odds and ends
You’ll find a short, but savvy description of each event or site, an explanation of whether it’s always free or when it is, the hours, parking information, and whether there’s a historic aspect to it.

But perhaps most useful of all are two things: Metro information and Thomas Guides coordinates. For $14.95, this book is a steal.

Snap one up now and, no matter which way the economy goes, you’ll have all the data you need to keep your family entertained, free and easy.

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