Tuesday, June 7, 2016

50+ Free or Cheap: Fun Things to Do this Summer in LA, OC and Beyond

We got the List up for Fun Things to Do this Summer, Free or Discounted for Southern California. Hope you can find one that suits you. Head outdoors and get tons of Vitamin D, just don't forget your sunblock.

I'll add more fun things to do if something new comes up and will include it in the bottom so do visit again. Let us know if you guys have anything to add. Leave your comment for others to see. Let's all have fun this summer. If you have a favorite on the list, let us know.
  • Participate in Summer Play Days and receive FREE Tsum Tsum Wrsitband. 3 and up. FREE.
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  • Skate for Free at your nearby skating rink. Check locations here. Various Cities. FREE.
  • Visit Knott's Berry Farm this Summer. it's Ghost Town's 75th Anniversary. New GhostRider ride will open and Mrs. Knotts Chicken Dinner Restaurant went thru a refurbishment. Buena Park. Knott's Discount $33-38
  • Sample Wines, Brews and more at LA WineFest. Hollwood. COMP - $50
  • Food, rides, and more at the OC Fair. Check our Part 1, Part 2
  • At American Girl store, you can enjoy hands-on crafts, scavenger hunt, and decorate your own cookie to eat. Los Angeles. 5 and up. FREE.
  • Visit one or visit all of these museums during Free Museums Days. Various cities. FREE.
  • Attend Make Music Pasadena, an all day, all ages music festival with about 150 performers. Pasadena. FREE.
  • Touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays during Shark Lagoon Nights. Long Beach. FREE.
  • Or go during the afternoon for Half the Admission price to check out the Jellies Exhibit. Long Beach. $7-14.
  • Attend a Halloween Convention and join workshops from horror professionals and more. Los Angeles. $15
  • Cat lovers can visit CatConLA. Los Angeles. $7.50
  • Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city from The Getty Center and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. FREE.
  • See Ringling Bros Circus as they bring in skaters and acrobats and more into this years new production. $16
  • Visit our favorite park overlooking the South Bay and the coast and go up a Rocketship. Torrance. FREE
  • Dance, sing, and jam along at the Skirball’s celebration of Make Music Day. Los Angeles. FREE.
  • Go to the Beach. Always FREE.
  • Celebrate the 20th anniversary season of the Skirball’s annual Sunset Concerts. Los Angeles. FREE.
  • Visit a Splash Pad near you. FREE.
  • Party on board the Queen Mary and enjoy a fireworks extravaganza on 4th of July. Long Beach. $24.50
  • Go on a 2 Day Tour of 30+ Popular Los Angeles Attractions for only $94.50, includes theme parks and more with the GO Los Angeles card.
Have fun! Let us know of your plans this Summer or if you have anything to add into our Summer List.

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  1. This is an awesome list! I'll keep this handy when we visit SoCal later this summer!

  2. Nice, I have to try some of these this summer with my boys!!

  3. Thanks for the list! We will be checking a ton of these out!

  4. so many good ideas here - good to get out of the rut and do something different and fun!

  5. Awesome list, gonna try some!

  6. This is such a helpful list, thank you for so many great tips!

  7. Great ideas! We definitely need to hit some of these up before the end of summer!

  8. Thank you for this helpful info!


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