A life at AVEN is a life of luxury but no one can resist free fun. Lucky for all of you, there are tons of fabulous, free activities to get into in downtown Los Angeles.


Free Fun at a Museum

The Broad

Starting with The Broad. The Broad is the newest museum to Los Angeles and holds one of the best contemporary art collections in the world. That includes the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ellsworth Kelly. Best of all, living at AVEN gives you the benefit of being a short, spontaneous drive away from a wonderful free museum. Quick pro-tip, if you want to go on a weekend, reserve your spot about a month in advance. Or, go late afternoon during the weekdays to avoid long lines. Do note that if you choose to drive over and park in The Broad parking lot, parking will cost around $12 to $15.

There is also tons of free games all throughout Grand Central Market.

Grand Central Market

Enjoy the Grand Central Market without spending a penny with their weekly events. That includes karaoke and trivia nights. They also have classic games to play in the market like ping pong and cornhole.

Downtown Art Walk

For all the art fanatics out there, join the Downtown Art Walk that happens on every second Thursday of the month. You explore a number of galleries, temporary exhibits, and street performers all for free.

Learn more about the birthplace of Los Angeles with a trip through Olvera Street.

Olvera Street

A trip to Olvera Street is a short drive away as well. This historic Mexican-styled marketplace is a great place to learn about the history of the “birthplace of LA.” While here you may spend money but it will be on delicious fruit and churros from the street vendors.

Local Parks

While the South Park Commons below is still under construction, walk the pup or read a book at a nearby park. The closest one to you at the moment is Grand Hope Park at FIDM. There is also Pershing Square and Grand Park. Speaking of Grand Park, this downtown park hosts free live music, dance performances, yoga classes, and more on a weekly basis.

Hotel Figueroa

Sitting poolside at Hotel Figueroa is also an option for your frugal day around DTLA. You can soak in the sun with complimentary bites at the hotel on Saturdays and Sundays only from 3 PM to 10 PM.


Well, there you have it! Tons of free fun just around the corner from AVEN. Enjoy!