Los Angeles knows how to do summer right.  Here are essential activities to make the most of your summer in the city of angels.

Go To A Concert At The Hollywood Bowl

Watching a concert at the Hollywood Bowl is a staple for any LA summer.  The Hollywood Bowl’s summer concert series has everything from classical music orchestras to modern artists.

Outdoor Movies

From parks to cemeteries to rooftops, Los Angeles lets you watch stars on the screen under the stars in the sky.  Grab a blanket, some snacks, and your special someone and enjoy this free summer activity.

Go On Some New Hikes

Los Angeles has an abundant amount of hiking options!  Try out ones that you have not hiked before!  Wake up early and search for the Malibu waterfalls or hike the Santa Monica mountains.

Discover New Beaches In Malibu

Summer usually indicates crowded beaches for Angelenos.  Instead of just heading to Zuma or Santa Monica, try finding more secluded beaches like El Matador or Point Dume.


Even though museums can be busy in the summer in Los Angeles, it is still worth the trip.  Check out the classic museums like the Getty or LACMA, and explore the more contemporary museums like the Broad and the newest Ice Cream Museum.

Rooftop Bars

Rooftops are the place to be on a summer night in Los Angeles.  Enjoy the summer air with a drink in your hand while staring out at the beautiful skylines.

Enjoy the Grand Central Market or the Farmers Market At the Grove

Open air eating is one of those things that feels like summer to an Angeleno.  Enjoy a meal with friends at the Grand Central Market downtown or the Original Farmers Market at the Grove.  Both places have options for every craving and pallet.

Stock Up On Some Books

Stock up on some books and get lost in the Last Bookstore in downtown LA.

Check Out A Dodger Game

If you are looking for a chill activity to do with a bunch of friends, attend a dodger game!  Rock that blue hat and enjoy a dodger dog while chatting with friends in the stands.

Day Trip To Catalina

Catalina may be just an hour boat ride away, but it feels like a real getaway.  Catalina will enchant you with its small town vibe.  You can ride golf carts around the island to beautiful vistas and enjoy some ice cream while walking along the beach.

Find The Best Seafood

If you are by the coast, you have to take advantage of the freshest seafood you can get.  The Reel Inn Restaurant sits right next to the 1, and is a short walk to the beach.

Vans US Open Of Surfing

From July 29th to August 6th, Huntington Beach plays host every year to the world’s largest surf competition and festival.  You can watch the best surfers in the world right before your very eyes in their element.  This festival also includes skateboarding, BMX riding, art exhibits, and movies.

It is hard to think of a better place to spend your summer than the city of angels.  Go out there and enjoy it!