Oh, hello again! Sorry I have been slacking on giving you fun things to do for cheap around LA, I’ve been busy. Heard that excuse before? Oops!
1. Yummyness – Versailles Cuban Restaurant
If you love Cuban food, Versailles is the place for you! Conveniently, it has 5 locations: Three on the west side and two in the Valley, so you can enjoy it on either side of the hill. Not only do I love Versailles for their delicious Cuban cuisine and friendly service, but their prices are out of this world amazing! The meal you get is designed for one, but could actually feed two or more! Good food, good service, cheap prices, and leftovers. Could you ask for much more? *FYI: Their signature dishes are the #1 (Cuban Style Roast Pork) and the #6 (Versailles Famous Garlic Chicken). Let me know if you try one or both and how much you love it!*
Check out the website for a location near you!
2. Yummyness 2 – A’Float Sushi
Yes, a lot of sushi places are the same and it can get rather boring. What’s so great about this one? If you sit at the bar the sushi floats around on little boats and you can take what you want as you please! Not only is it scrumptious, but FUN! It also makes going to sushi a little more interesting. Instead of ordering two different rolls, you can have two pieces of MULTIPLE rolls. Just one question? How do they get those boats to move continuously around the bar? The world may never know…
87 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
3. The Great Outdoors – Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Located in the middle of a suburban neighborhood in Pasadena, the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens definitely gives the Getty Center a run for its money. You can spend the day looking at all types of different gardens (Japanese, Chinese, Rose, Palm, Jungle, and Desert to name a few) and also go into the beautifully structured buildings all over the grounds to enjoy their vast art collections. Beautiful art and beautiful flowers? A must! The only downfall is that it cost $20 a person to get in and that can be kind of hard for the poor and struggling of LA. That’s why I say save this day trip for when your parents come to visit! Not only will they love the gardens but most likely they will pay for your way in! And we all know how much parents love taking pictures, so another plus is that they will lug that camera around and you can steal the pictures as you please
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
4. Website – Blackboardeats.com
I can’t say it enough. SIGN UP FOR THIS SITE. I should just become the poster child for the site because I go around telling everyone about it and I only tend to want to go to restaurants that I have a BBE pass code for. Blackboard Eats sends out e-mail deals usually every two days. The deals are for extremely nice restaurants in LA that I normally could never afford. But they provide both 30% off either lunch or dinner and sometimes other deals! Like a free bottle of wine, free dessert, or BOTH! Please sign up and you can thank me later