-By Vicky Nissen
he Los Angeles lifestyle can get pretty pricey, so when given the opportunity, it’s nice to get something for free. There are 7 popular destinations that will reward you for getting another year older! It’s almost worth getting older.
One of the more popular spots for sweets is the coveted Susie Cakes, a bakery offering from-scratch desserts, including cookies, pies & custom layer cakes. Come in on your birthday and enjoy a free cupcake. In addition to seasonal favorites, cupcakes include Vanilla with Pastel Vanilla Frosting, Fluffy Coconut, Luscious Lemon, Strawberry, Mocha, Peanut Butter, Red Velvet, & Chocolate Mint. Sign up for their mailing list and get a free birthday cupcake every year
Then there are restaurants that will give you a free meal, not just the dessert. If you like bar food, Hennessey’s Tavern, in the South Bay, is the place to go for a free dinner entrée. Irish Nachos, Prime Rib Sliders and Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings are just a few of the selections.
You can enjoy slightly different food at Truxton’s American Bistro located in Santa Monica and Westchester. Truxton’s offers a selection including burgers, pastas and burritos; their sandwiches are superb. On your birthday, enjoy a free entre valued up to $20, plus a free dessert of your choosing when you sign up for their online mailing list. They have 4 stars on Yelp with hundreds of reviews.
Feeling more like having pizza? Not to worry. Big Mama’s and Pap’s Pizzeria is just the right place. They have over 15 locations, and the pizza is awesome. Just sign up on their website, and they’ll send you a code. Order your pizza online, and it’s pickup only… and worth it.
Got beer? You’ll have a great time at the Wirtshaus German Restaurant on No. La Brea Avenue in the Miracle Mile. Bring a group of 10 or more during your birthday month, (ID required) then you will receive a free 2 liter Birthday Boot filled with your favorite draft beer.
Feel like enjoying fresh veggies? Go to the Veggie Grill. It has several locations throughout Los Angeles, and here, the vegetables are the rock stars. Their dishes are fresh, gluten-free and seasonal; dishes may include Veggie Burgers, Hashed Yams or Golden Beet Salad. To redeem your gift, just fill out a comment card to join their mailing list and they’ll send you a coupon for a free birthday meal. Given the quality and specialty nature of the food, this is one of the best deals in the city.
How about enjoying a sail on your birthday? Check out Catalina Express and get your free round trip sail to Catalina Island, which could be worth $75. Catalina Express is the year-round boat services to Catalina Island, with up to 30 round trip daily departures, and the trip is about an hour. Departures are from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point to the ports of Avalon and Two Harbors. To ride for free, on your birthday, you must register online at the Catalina Express website.
- You will immediately receive an email confirmation with your free Birthday Pass.
- Before traveling, make your boat reservations online or call (800) 995-4386. Your birthday promotion code, found on the Birthday Pass, must be entered for online reservations or mentioned at time of booking by phone.
- Print and bring your Birthday Pass and valid photo I.D. to the Catalina Express ticket window on your birthday and hop aboard the Catalina Express to Catalina Island!
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About the Author:
Vicky Nissen is a top real estate agent and Member of the Agent Leadership Council at Keller Williams Realty Marina/LA. She is a relocation specialist and works hard to educate buyers and sellers, negotiate deals and protect her clients.
In her spare time, Vicky supports veterans in recovery by sponsoring their memberships into Toastmaster, International There, they can achieve greater self-esteem, gain leadership skills and master the art of communications. These skills will strengthen their transition from military to civilian life
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