75 things to do in the summer
From a day at the beach to a night at a street festival, plan ahead with these things to do in the summer in Los Angeles
Thu May 15 2014
In a city where the cuisine is as varied as the neighborhoods, choices are plenty. From crispy donuts dipped in condensed milk in Thai Town to lamb brain stew in the Valley—we bring you a world-tour of the morning plate at ten of the city’s tastiest international brunch restaurants.
Want to admire the moon and constellations up close, but don’t have your own powerful telescope at home? Not to worry, Griffith Observatory has you covered with their popular (and free) monthly Public Star Parties. Head out to the Observatory’s expansive lawn among hundreds of other star enthusiasts and check out the views through a wide variety of telescopes, with savvy amateur astronomers happy to discuss what you see through their equipment. The views of celestial objects above and LA’s majestic city lights below make this a special evening for the whole family.
- 2800 E Observatory Road
Summer in LA calls for cool wines. Swap heavy reds and expensive bubblies for these refreshing—and affordable—quaffs. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or packing for a beach day, here are 12 wines for every summer shindig that are sure to be in stock at the best wine stores in LA.
- Price band: 2/4
Enjoy top quality jazz under the stars as part of Hollywood Bowl’s stellar Jazz at the Bowl summer lineup. Every Wednesday, attendees at the legendary venue will listen to concerts that span the genre, including the iconic, regional, unexpected and everything in between; you can count on everything from Herbie Hancock to John Legend. Do the classy night right by bringing along some picnic food and wine.
- 2301 N Highland Avenue
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