Downtown Los Angeles For Free (Almost)

The Frugal Man LA explores the best free attractions and cheap eats in downtown LA including The Broad, Grand Central Market, the observation deck at City Hall, and much more!

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The Broad: (0:29)
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the more than 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collection.
221 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Central Library: (1:54)
The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities.
630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Grand Central Market: (2:42)
The Market provides Los Angeles with a national-caliber eating experience that showcases California’s best ingredients, chefs, and entrepreneurs. Our 30,000 square-foot arcade encompasses a food emporium and retail marketplace.
317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Sarita’s Pupuseria: (2:50)
Based on family recipes from owner Sara Clark, serving handmade pupusas with a dozen different fillings (including vegetarian options), as well as fried plaintains, yuca con chicharron, stews, and other Salvadorean dishes.
317 S. Broadway, (E-5) Los Angeles, CA 90013

Los Angeles City Hall: (3:14)
Completed 1928, is the center of the government of the city of Los Angeles, California, and houses the mayor’s office and the meeting chambers and offices of the Los Angeles City Council. It is located in the Civic Center district of downtown Los Angeles in the city block bounded by Main, Temple, First, and Spring streets.
200 N Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90012

Avila Adobe: (4:27)
The Avila Adobe was built in 1818 by Francisco Avila and has the distinction of being the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles. It is located in the paseo of historical Olvera Street, a part of Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, a California State Historic Park. The building itself is registered as California Historical Landmark #145, while the entire historic district is both listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

FIG At 7th (5:18)
FIGat7th (formally 7+Fig Shopping Center) is an open-air shopping mall located in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles. It is nestled between two office skyscrapers, 777 Tower and Ernst & Young Plaza. Some of its current retailers include Target, Starbucks Coffee, Morton’s Steakhouse and California Pizza Kitchen.
735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Sara Gonzalez-Sweeney says:

This was honestly one of the best videos you guys have done. It was packed with things, only about half of which I’ve already done.

Yisel Nevarez says:

So u can only buy the tickets on the app for the broad ? U can’t buy the tickets outside of the museum ?

Ed Hill says:

Thanks Frugal man LA all of your advice and information was spot on. We really enjoyed our adventure!!

Christi Nash says:

Cool. Lived in L.A. for 7 years and never went to the City Hall look-out. Another great spot is to pack your lunch and head to the Getty Center. You can even drink wine or beer in certain restricted areas and have a gorgeous view of the city as well as historic architecture and fine art. Love Griffith Park as well, another free spot or “near free’ if you decide to buy lunch at the cart there near Fern Dell.

Keith Inouye says:

Grand Central Market, who knew!

Nookie Studios says:

Fantastic video, and so well done, very inspiring to see all the fun things you can do in LA for free.

Sean Dennis says:

Damn, this is good – would love to hear what you think of mine and how i can improve

Devin miller says:

Dude. Your like … persona is cracking me up. And love how robotic you move hahahhaha. So. Ill subscribe

LA Events Now! says:

Well done video!

Allyson Quesada says:

At 4:13 I was sure you were going to accidentally drop your cellphone.

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