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Budget-friendly Tips for RVers in LA

RVers, being the avid travelers we are, are accustomed to getting acclimated to a new place quickly. Some of the things we enjoy becoming familiarized with as soon as possible are the gas stations that offer the cheapest fuel, budget-friendly grocery stores, restaurants that offer great food at an affordable price, and inexpensive entertainment. After spending a good deal of time in Los Angeles, I’ve found the following information to be helpful to my fellow RVers.

Cheap Gas
RVers are always on the lookout for the best gas prices. If you’re tootling around near the Mid-City district, the United Oil gas station located at 4917 West Pico Boulevard (on the corner of W. Pico Boulevard and La Brea Avenue) features some of the lowest gas prices in the city. I’d be willing to bet their other locations also offer some of the lowest prices on fuel. Also, the Arco station on the corner of Santa Monica and Vermont features low prices as well.

Budget-friendly Groceries
Ralph’s stores, owned by Kroger Corporation, are located all over Los Angeles and have respectable prices on all your favorite groceries. Of course, Trader Joe’s stores are also found everywhere and they definitely have good deals on many of your usual groceries, along with a nice selection of gourmet and snack items.

Great Food, Affordable Prices
One of my favorite parts about exploring Los Angeles, is getting to visit so many yummy restaurants. Samosa House vegetarian Indian restaurant and grocery store has two locations in Culver City. The food is great and you can pick up a few supplies while you are there. The food court at the Westfield mall in Culver City has a great selection of restaurants, not to mention a really neat atmosphere. The historic Farmers Market at Fairfax and Third has several great restaurants to choose from. A neat gem found in Little Ethiopia is Rahel’s vegan Ethiopian restaurant.
Joe’s Pizza has several locations and features authentic New York City style pizza by the slice.

Even though The Farm of Beverly Hills is located in the heart of Beverly Hills, don't let the location fool you. This charming restaurant has budget-friendly prices along with exceptional food. There is even a parking garage located directly across from the restaurant that offers free two hour parking.

Inexpensive Entertainment
There is much to see and do in Los Angeles that won’t cost you a dime. You can stroll along Venice Beach or the Santa Monica Pier, spend an afternoon at Griffith Park, take a scenic drive through the West Hills to get as close as you can to the Hollywood sign, spend a magical evening at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, or get out of your car and walk many of the famous streets like Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue.

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