Forget camping out with the Paparazzi. Seeing celebs in L.A. is easier than you think and it's free. Audiences Unlimited, a ticketing clearinghouse for some of TV's most popular shows like "The Price is Right," "Big Brother," "Til' Death," and many others, is your free VIP pass to see your favorite stars live and in person on the set. Don't miss your chance to be part of a TV studio audience and see what really goes on behind the scenes when stars are at work. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and they go fast. Phone: (818) 753-3470
Designed by three different architects over a span of 30 years, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is the largest visual arts museum in the Western US. Popular for its great touring exhibitions, evening jazz concerts and film series, this gigantic complex and city landmark features a collection of more than 150,000 pieces including works by Degas, Rembrandt, Hockney, and Monet. Find your way through a labyrinth of galleries showcasing Japanese art, German expressionism, pre-Columbian art and costumes which span the history of art from ancient times to the present. Closed on Wednesdays. Free after 5:00 p.m. Phone: (323) 857-6000
Rides, Camera, Action!
Measuring an enormous 420 action-packed acres, Universal Studios Hollywood puts you so close to the movies you can almost hear the cameras rolling. Look inside the "Jaws" of the famous shark as he gnashes his teeth at you, face the rage of the world's first blockbuster roller coaster in "Revenge of the Mummy," enter, if you dare, into the dark and supernatural world of 19th century Transylvania in "Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula," experience an intense 8.3 trembler during "Earthquake," or even meet Spiderman on one of their side streets. Admission starts at $43 for visitors under 48.