Monday, July 30, 2012

Cheap Thrills Again

Pacific Park in Santa Monica is pretty much packed in the summer, as expected. The weather is perfect to be out on the pier roller coaster or ferris wheel, so there's no reason to expect a discount, right? We'll, they're offering one. Print out this coupon and you'll get 10% off the cost of an unlimited ride wristband, which normally runs $13.95 to $18.95 depending on your age.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cheap Thrills

Summer's not summer in LA without the XGames. It all happens downtown in and around Staples Center, and while you can go crazy with tickets costing more than triple digits, you can also find some decent $10 seats for exciting events like BMX. And all tickets allow admittance to the XFest which will fill you with the aroma of unwashed knee and elbow pads mixed with Korean BBQ. Save time and parking taking the Metro line.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cheap Classic Cars

The Peterson Automotive Museum is great, but there's still a charge. If you want a look at some classic cars as well as some rides from TV and the movies like the Munster's Koach and the Batmobile, check out the Culver City Car Show on Saturday, May 12. It will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Culver & Washington in the downtown area.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cheap Art

LACMA has been in the news lately as a curious piece of art, Levitated Mass, has made its slow journey at night from the Inland Empire to L.A. The 340-ton boulder will arrive at LACMA on Wilshire very early on the morning of March 10 and it won't be in place to get a closer look until the exhibit opens in the summer. But this weekend you might get a glimpse of this huge rock and what all the fuss is about. For free.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cheap Disneyland

If you're thinking about a trip down to Disneyland for Spring Break, this deal might tempt you. A family of four can stay 1/2 mile from the park at the well-reviewed Super 8 for just $57/night from April 4-8. And if you forget to buy souvenirs they've got a gift shop with Disney merchandise.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cheap Hollywood

Seeing stars during awards season doesn't have to be too much of a hassle. Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame page before your visit to see if there are any ceremonies you'd like to see. Just show up at the location a little early and it's free to watch.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cheap Golden Globes

With security the way it is you can't get within 500 feet of the Beverly Hilton the weekend of January 14-15 because of the Golden Globes show and the hotel only allows red carpet access to guests who pay a premium for staying that weekend. If you're in town and want to see some stars as they leave for the Hilton, head over to the Montage on North Canon where many of the out-of-towners stay, sip a $7 beer or $12 merlot in the lobby lounge and act cool as they leave for the night.