International Surf Festival July 31 - August 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of the festival
International Surf Festival July 31 - August 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of the festival

Free in August: 28 Free Things To Do with Kids in Los Angeles

End of summer is a time when the pocket book starts feeling light, so it is also a time to feel thankful we have lots of free things to do in Los Angeles. Whether you want to hit the beachdance the day away, or catch a show, there's nothing to stop you, short of heatstroke. So why not gather up the fam and squeeze those last drops out of your summer fun, because if you do what we tell you to, you won't need to spend a dime. 

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Cherry Beach
700 E Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90803

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
3650 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Sears Bowl
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Culver City City Hall
9770 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

The Bungalow Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

Beverly Canons Garden
225 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park
3300 State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Griffith Park - site of the Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sunset Triangle Plaza
1523 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach
Various locations
Manhattan Beach, CA 90277

El Centro - Lions Park
320 E. Erna Ave.
La Habra, CA 90631

CRAFTED/Brouwer​ij West Courtyard
110 E. 22nd Street
San Pedro, CA

Various DTLA locations, including Grand Park
200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Media Park
9070 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Carlson Park
10400 Braddock Drive
Culver City, CA 90232

Maxwell Park
2655 W Orange Ave
Anaheim, 92804

Rexford Drive
400 N. Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Autry
4700 Western Heritage Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E Young Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Veterans Park
4117 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230

Olvera Street
Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Old Town Orange Plaza
Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866

Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center
100 Swinford Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
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