We're definitely not judging, but this map is for anyone whose idea of the best way to spend Black Friday does not include indulging in commercialism. We've come up with 10, shopping-free ways to enjoy the pseudo holiday in Los Angeles. And none of them cost a penny.Read More
10 free things to do in LA on Black Friday
1. Visit a state park
Goleta, CA 93117
2. Tour the Walt Disney Concert Hall
One of the most recognizable buildings in Los Angeles is Frank Gehry's shiny, silver, serpentine Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the LA Philharmonic—and it's open regularly for free tours, including on Black Friday. Self-guided audio tours are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; guided tours are set for noon and 1:15 p.m.
3. Peep public art
Los Angeles, CA 90036
4. Hike Echo Mountain
Altadena, CA 91001
5. Binge watch LA destruction movies
There's no better way to ride out the Black Friday storm than by streaming disaster films where LA is ravaged by tornadoes, snow, earthquakes, aliens, and reptilian monsters. We've got a full list of flicks to watch while, outside your living room, bloodlusting shoppers trample over each other in search of incredible deals.
6. Pack a picnic
Santa Monica, CA 90401
7. Appreciate Art Deco
Last month, the New York Times published a featureon LA's striking Art Deco architecture, focusing on Downtown and highlighting its beautiful civic buildings and structures that today house trendy restaurants. Use that story as a guide to scoping out the jewels yourself, because as the Times says, "these Art Deco treasures were once icons of downtown Los Angeles. And they still should be."
8. Cruise Dirt Mulholland
Tarzana, CA 91356
9. Visit the Hammer Museum
“Architecture is a dwelling place for your spirit.” –African American architect LaVerne Wells-Bowie. For Simone Leigh, architecture is another extension of the body; her Cupboard sculptures, like the one now on view, are steel lattice constructions, which become armatures for other layers of covering or are left bare. These womblike structures allude to sub-Saharan African grass huts and rural meeting places, which are often built by women.