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Lots of Things To Do in Los Angeles This Weekend

Los Angeles has a lot to offer, and it doesn't always have to break the bank. In fact, on select days of the week, LA's top museums and cultural attractions offer free admission.

Here is a list of great places to visit that will not cost you a dime for admission:

The Getty Center and Villa are always free, but you'll need to reserve a spot online and parking is $20 per car with $15 after 3pm.

Every Sunday entrance is free for the museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art and free admission on the second Sunday of every month for the USC Pacific Asia Museum where there are over 17,000 objects that include rare and representative examples of art from Asia and the Pacific Islands spanning over five thousand years.

On Designated Tuesdays, these beautiful places will let you in for free:

The Autry Museum of the American West is located in Griffith Park where you can also hike or drive up to the Griffith Observatory for a beautiful view of the city. Free admission to the Autry to see world-class galleries of Native American materials and artifacts is on the second Tuesday of every month. However, is always free for Autry members, active-duty military, veterans, and children under age 3.

The stunning Descanso Gardens is a 160-acre garden located close to Pasadena and it is free every third Tuesday of every month.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a 127-acre garden and home to plant collections from all over the world. Free admission on the third Tuesday of the month.

A popular museum is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest museum in the western United States and houses a collection of nearly 130,000 objects from antiquity to the present. It is free for L.A. County residents with ID weekdays after 3pm and from Memorial Day through Labor Day, General Admission is free to all active-duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families.

There are more fun things going on this weekend such as:

The 41st Annual Long Beach Pride Parade which is free to attend on Sunday, May 19. There is also a festival with live music, great food, and entertainment tomorrow on Saturday May 18 with tickets starting at $35. For more information, click here.

The annual Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival is back this weekend May 17-19. Click here for information

The LA County Fair is already in its 3rd weekend. Don't miss out. Get tickets here.

The Renaissance Pleasure Fair is back again this year and Sunday, May 19 is the last day you can attend, so don't delay and buy your tickets now.

Source: Discover Los Angeles

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