Plan a trip to Los Angeles this summer and get lost in the sunshine, ocean, and fun. There are so many fun activities to do, but these are our 10 favorites in the summer time!
Hike to the Hollywood Sign – People recognize the famous Hollywood letters from movies and photos, but how about we make that reality! There is a hand full of different hiking routes that lead you up to these marvelous letters, while getting to experience the beautiful nature of the Hollywood hills. Not only will you get a great picture of this iconic sign, but you’ll get a great workout as well! To avoid the midday heat, it’s best to do this activity in the morning.
Santa Monica Pier – Want an evening full of laughs, carnival rides, a beautiful sunset, and an enthusiast crowd of performers and locals? Visit the Santa Monica Pier for all of this and more. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel or drink beers at the oceanfront bars nearby. This is a must while in Los Angeles.
Wine Tasting – When all you need is a fun weekend off from work, L.A. is just the place. All the way from Malibu Wines to L.A.’s wine shops, there are perfect options for wine tasting with a fun group of friends! Malibu Wines is a beautiful spot to enjoy some wine and picnic outside with snacks. Additionally, plenty of wine shops around L.A. have tastings for a small fee. Don’t miss out on this upcoming trend!
Outdoor Movie Screenings – This summer, add outdoor movie screenings to your bucket list. Pack a picnic with some wine, grab a group of your favorite people and enjoy outdoor screenings in the heart of L.A. This sure gets you in the Los Angeles summer vibe,. with love for movies and the adventure of being outdoors. Places such as Rooftop Cinema Club, Street Food Cinema, and the Hollywood Forever Cemetery are perfect for the occasion.
Visit a Museum– Along with the love of the beach, concerts, movies and shopping that L.A. has, there is also a fascination for museums. A couple museums to hit while in town are LACMA and The Broad. These museums have everything from the most beautiful the most unique art you will ever see. If you love music, another museum you must not miss is the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Downtown LA. This museum shows guests on how music shaped America, and you know we love our music!
Concert at Hollywood Bowl – One of L.A.’s best is enjoying the sound of music. The Hollywood Bowl is a fantastic place to see your favorite band or artist. This iconic venue has featured artists such as the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, though it is best known as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Hollywood Bowl has an excellent outside atmosphere that will sweep you off your feet. Make sure to set aside a night for this while on your trip to L.A.
LA Dodgers Baseball Game – Another great thing about Angelenos is their passion for sports. Dodger Stadium is the home of many great memories. Catch a Friday night game for fireworks on the field afterward. Eat the world-famous Dodger Dog that pairs well with a cold beer for dinner. This will be a night to remember!
Venice Boardwalk – Spend the day at the beach hanging at the Venice Boardwalk where you can see crazy street performers, spray painters, henna tattoo artists, and jewelry stands along the sand. So much happens every second, you can never imagine what you will run into! Buy a slice of pizza and enjoy the warm sand.
Bike Ride Along the Coast – This is the perfect activity to spend with friends in Southern California. There is an amazing bike path that snakes along many beaches and towns with beautiful scenery. You will get that postcard picture of sandy beaches and warm oceans all the way from Will Rogers Beach to Palos Verdes.
Visit the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens – Located in Griffith Park, this zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from all around the world! Visiting the park would be a fun and adventurous day to share with friends or family as you get to spend the day with giraffes, tigers, chimpanzees, gorillas, and much more. The beauty of the Botanical Gardens will leave you breathless.