los angelesYou can pay top dollar for numerous attractions in Los Angeles but you can find plenty of things to see and do that won’t drain your wallet.

Just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t have the whole L.A. experience.

We help you to choose smart so you won’t go home a pauper.

Where To Eat In L.A.

There are a couple of publications to help you navigate the myriad of restaurants that are in L.A. Many of them are overpriced and not worth the cost of an entrée while there are many undiscovered eateries that the locals patronize.

You can check out Los Angeles Magazine which is a guide you can find on the internet. The restaurants are arranged by cuisine and you can find the type of food you crave at a price you can well afford.

Another source you can peruse is the Essential Guide to Los Angeles Restaurants. Though some of the restaurants may not be the cheapest, the publication is packed with ethnic diversity which will result in restaurants serving cuisine that is worth a visit.

Where To Stay In Los Angeles

Finding a budget hotel just got easier when you use the power of the internet. There are so many sites where you can find hotel options that will be well within your budget and have all the amenities you require.

Orbit Hotel which was once the Banana Bungalow is a popular hostel as well as Venice Beach Cotel. Hostels are a great option if you are on a tight budget.

If you check out El Segundo during the week the hotel is more than willing to make a deal in order to fill the rooms.

When you are considering a lodging option keep in mind where the accommodations are located as travel times can be quite lengthy to many of the attractions you plan on visiting and a bargain hotel in a remote area will turn out to be more of a hindrance than a help.

What To See & Do

You can rent a car and take a drive through Beverly Hills, Hollywood and ride up the gorgeous coast for some terrific views. Take advantage of the free admission to the Getty Museum which is a place that is amazing.

Standard tourist destinations can include Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm but they are pretty far from Los Angeles so plan your sightseeing for this area and try and bundle attractions so you only have to make one trip.


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