Summer in LA is one of the best times to visit the city. Nearly everyday promises sunshine, which means you can head outdoors and enjoy all the activities you want. With so much to discover, you might not know where to start. Here are some Los Angeles travel tips for the summer.
- Understand the weather. For the most part, Los Angeles in the summer is going to be warm wherever you go but sometimes it can be cool. If you’re going to be spending time by the beach for example, once the sun goes down the temperature can quickly drop and the winds from the beach will make you wish you packed along a sweatshirt. If you’re spending time closer to the valley towards downtown or areas such as Pasadena, it can easily reach triple digits during the days, so be prepared for that as well.
- There’s more than just one beach. In fact, Los Angeles features over 70 miles of coastline for guests to enjoy and not all beaches are the same. Some beaches are known for their boardwalks and not laying out on a beach towel such as Venice Beach, while other beaches are perfect for tanning and don’t feature much of a boardwalk. Other beaches are great for surfing such as Long Beach and some even allow bonfires at night. Do some research and see which beach is best for you.
- Los Angeles is a sprawling city. As a result, there’s not much of a “main” area of the city to explore. Even Downtown L.A., which features fantastic museums and cultural areas, still needs to be tackled with a set plan. It would be difficult to explore just by picking a street and hoping to stumble upon something. Likewise, Los Angeles is made of a number of different neighborhoods, all of which take time to drive to. The best way to explore is to pick a specific area to explore and go from there, or group together activities you’d like to enjoy that are located in similar locations.