15. Take one of the world's best canyon drives
Yep, it's Mulholland, and it's even better if you find a place to park and overlook the city (or the Valley) and take it all in.
16. See a ton of bands for free on the Eastside
Every Monday, the best venues in Silver Lake/Echo Park are free -- and actually book great bands. Local Natives, Foster the People, Cold War Kids, Silversun Pickups... all of them played Monday residencies at the Echo, Satellite, Silverlake Lounge, or Bootleg before going on to international success.
17. Hit a world-renowned museum without paying
Toward the end of January every year, just about every museum in LA participates in a totally free day -- which means you can finally hit LACMA, MOCA, and The Broad without feeling like you may be sinking money into something you just don't... get.