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Enjoy Los Angeles on a Budget
Cheap areas to stay in Los AngelesThe City of Angels and its surrounding communities have hotels to suit every budget. Downtown, you’ll find a huge number of cheap pads to choose from, offering a comfortable place to lay your head just minutes from major attractions. There are also plenty of cheap hotels to the south, close to the airport, while over in Tinseltown you won’t have to break the bank to bed down in movie-land. If you’re here for Disneyland Resort, you may be glad to know there are many cheap hotels in Anaheim as well.
Cheap hotels in Los AngelesSuper 8 Anaheim Near Disneyland lives up to its name. You’ll be just a stone’s throw from the rides and parades of the iconic theme park, and the hotel itself provides great value for money with free WiFi and free breakfast included. Best Western Plus Stovall’s Inn is also incredibly close to Disneyland, and features warm, burgundy-hued guestrooms along with 2 outdoor pools to relax by. Anaheim Plaza Hotel & Suites is another option, and boasts spacious, fuss-free rooms, a large pool, and plenty of parking space.
Where to find cheap food in Los AngelesTaco trucks are everywhere in LA, and offer reliably delicious street snacks to chow down on. There are also gourmet food trucks across the region, serving up delicious things like banana leaf tamales, organic fried chicken, and Korean-Mexican fusion food – think kimchi quesadillas and sticky-sweet, barbecue shortrib tacos. Track them on Twitter to find out where the best ones are. Meanwhile, there are cheap eating joints across central LA, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, serving everything from classic diner fare to big hearty bowls of ramen.
Cheap things to do in Los AngelesHeading over to Hollywood should be on any LA visitor’s to-do list. Simply strolling these iconic streets will fill you with a sense of “am I really here?” wonder, while landmarks like Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – which has hosted the Academy Awards – add to the magic. Griffith Observatory overlooks Los Angeles and offers spectacular views, and it’s free to enter the domed building to check out the fascinating scientific instruments. Look out for the monument to James Dean, whose movie Rebel Without a Cause prominently featured the Observatory. You’ve seen the Hollywood Sign a million times on TV, but imagine getting up close “in the flesh”. Take a hike up the hills to get behind those towering letters for the photo opportunity of a lifetime. Then there’s the Broad, a free museum devoted to modern art by the likes of Jeff Koons and Roy Lichtenstein.
Cheap ways to get around Los AngelesTo get around without breaking the bank, you’ll want to make maximum use of the public transport in LA. The Metro Rail network features a number of overground lines, as well as a speedy subway service, which is ideal for getting to major attractions. Buses are also available, although be warned – they can be ploddingly slow. Look into day passes to save money on fares, and if you’re visiting West Hollywood, check out the Cityline shuttle service, which is completely free to use.
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