Traveling to Los Angeles on a Budget

Your boss approved your request for a leave from work for a few days and you are planning to travel to Los Angeles. However, is it really possible for you to enjoy your travel even when you are on a budget? The answer is a big YES and here’s how.

Search for discounts prior to your travel                                                                                                                                               

A few weeks or days before your travel, search for discounts online. Believe it or not, discounts on flight bookings, restaurants, events and even hotels are available online. That way, you can save money during your stay there. The more discounts you avail, the better, especially if you are planning to watch some Broadway shows there. You can also consider purchasing a tourist pass so that you can acquire a free entry to some of the known tourist destinations in Los Angeles.

Avail tour packages

If you want to ensure that you would not be spending more than what you can afford for your travel, you can consider availing tour packages. After all, such packages have a fixed pricing and so, you can truly monitor your spending. In addition to that, most of these tours are inclusive of foods, transportation and even your accommodation in the city.

Buy a sim card

If you are coming from another country, then for sure, you would be spending a lot of money for the roaming fees. So, to avoid having such expenses, it would be best for you to buy a sim card that works in Los Angeles. Just use that sim card to contact your friends in the area. Also, in case you want to contact your family and friends back home, you can just make use of the free Wi-Fi on your room and the free text messaging and calling apps like Viber and Skype.

Don’t use a car

There is a need for you to know that the parking fees may be quite a burden on your pocket as even beaches have parking fees, you can actually save money by taking the public transportation system. On the other hand, if you think that taking the bus or the subway system is inconvenient for you, then you can simply rent a taxi. Nowadays, it is possible for you to avail a taxi service 24/7 and even on your smartphone. So, make sure that you have downloaded the necessary apps before you go there.

Look for attractions and activities that you can do for free

Believe it or not, there are a lot of places in Los Angeles that you can visit for free like the Broad, here you can find 2,000 post war works, the Venice Canals and the Griffith Observatory. On the other hand, it is also rather quite easy for you to find free concerts in Los Angeles.

These traveling tips only proves to you that it is indeed not that expensive to travel on Los Angeles. So, no matter how big or small your budget is, you can still have a fun and exciting experience in the city.