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



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Can't score a transatlantic ticket? Go global over brunch

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.


Discover secret street art hidden across the city

You don't need a Getty Center museum guide or a tour of LACMA to find some of the best art in LA: The city has its fair share of secret art adorning buildings, billboards and subway tunnels—all you have to do keep your eyes peeled (and check out our list below) to see undeground art in unexpected, secret places in LA.


Stargaze for free at a Public Star Party

  • Free

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.

  1. 2800 E Observatory Road
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Uncork a bottle of summer wine

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.


Check out summer jazz at the Bowl

  • 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.

  1. 2301 N Highland Avenue
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