10. Hollywood Walk of Fame

Time Capsule at Hollywood Walk of FameWalk of Fame - Hollywood, CaliforniaBrowse more pics of your favorite stars at my Pinterest Holywood Blvd. page!

Search for your favorite celeb hand and footprints. Take pictures by your favorite star. Take your picture by the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Watch as your favorite celebrities walk the red carpet for a movie premiere. There is plenty of free touristy fun to be had on Hollywood Blvd.! Walk over to the Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center for fantastic views of the Hollywood Sign. Other touristy attraction on the Blvd. include Hard Rock Cafe, the Hollywood Wax Museum, and Ripley’s Believe or Not Museum.

Location: Hollywood Blvd. (between Gower St. and La Brea Ave.) Los Angeles, CA 90028

More free fun!

Sea lion watching at La Jolla Cove

Cute sea lion at La Jolla Cove in San Diego

La Jolla Cove is one of San Diego’s top beaches. It’s really gorgeous, quiet, and lots of sea lions call the shores home. Arrive super early in the morning for the best photo opportunities & virtually no crowds. This gorgeous beach is great for photography, collecting sea glass (best beach in the area for doing so), and relaxing without the crowds.

Location: Coast Blvd, San Diego, CA 92037

Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills signRodeo Drive signRodeo Drive shops - Beverly Hills, CA

No trip to Los Angeles is complete without seeing the iconic Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills signs. Window shop amongst world famous designer boutiques on one of the most famous streets in the world. This is also one of the best streets for people watching. Although you are likely to see more tourists here than actual celebrities, you will still have a blast taking your pictures by the famous signs and shops. This is a great free activity for those on a budget looking to fill in some spare time.

Location: 9480 Dayton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Two Rodeo Drive Shopping Complex). You can find the iconic Beverly Hills sign at: Sunset Blvd. and N. Sierra Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

La Jolla Shores

A cloudy morning at La Jolla Shores Beach in San Diego CA

Every San Diego beach has a different vibe. La Jolla Shores is one of the most active beaches and you’ll see all sorts of fitness buffs here including joggers, surfers, and volleyball players. The mile long coastline and soft sand make it a perfect place for a morning stroll. Dogs are allowed before 9am and after 6pm (4pm during the winter months).

Location: 8300 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037

The Mission/Pacific Beach Boardwalk

Biking along the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego CA

This 3+ mile long boardwalk links San Diego’s 2 most popular & active beach towns: Mission and Pacific Beach. Get up early (it gets too crowded by mid afternoon) and grab your bike or gym shoes and take a walk or ride down this scenic path. You’ll get to take in fabulous views of the coast as you get in your morning workout. Both free and paid parking is available, so check the signs carefully. A few large free lots are located nearby Belmont Amusement Park.

Location: 1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

What are some of your favorite free activities in Southern California?