A City on a Dime: Los Angeles, California

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I'm back with another "A City On a Dime"! If you're interested, you can also check out my other posts about how to do London and Paris on a dime! This is A City on a Dime: Los Angeles, California.

This edition is very relevant to my life right now, and I'm making it for my own use just as much as I am for your use! I just moved to Los Angeles - it's where I'll be stationed for now with Alaska Airlines, and I'm very overwhelmed!

I don't have too much money and I only know my roommate, but I won't let that stop me from making the most of my adventure!

Let's jump right into it.

Chinese Theater/Walk of Fame Stars

Nothing feels more LA to me: I love walking the stars and reading the names! I also love looking at the handprints in front of the Chinese theater!

Take a Free Trip to Catalina on Your Birthday

Catalina Island is one of my favorite places! You feel like you're on a mini vacation. Treat yourself on your birthday with their exclusive promo.

Free Museum Days

There's nothing I like more than spending a day in a museum! Check out this handy list to hack your next museum day.

Free Ranger-led Hike at Griffith Park

Who better to show you around? Check out this free hike and become one with nature!

Hang Out at The Last Bookstore

Who doesn't love a good book? The Last Bookstore is the largest independent used bookstore in the state of California!

Hike to the Hollywood Sign

This is something I have yet to do... just imagine the selfies!

Take a Free Metro Art Tour

This has to be my favorite one! What a great way to experience art and culture, and see the city.

Attend a Star Party!

Check out Griffith observatory one Saturday each month for the opportunity to check out the stars from different professional telescopes!

Leave suggestions of new cities for my "A City on a Dime" series in the comments below!


"A City on a Dime" is a series written by Emma detailing all her fave, budget-friendly things to do and see in various cities around the world. Have a request? Leave it in the comments! Being a newly crowned flight attendant, who knows where her career will take her next! Click here to read more posts.

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Emma is a part-time contributor at FashionablyFrank.com, bringing her love for travel and exploration. Since graduating from The Evergreen State College (Washington) in 2013 and living in London, England for almost 1.5 years, she is now a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines. In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery, travel + breakfast food.