Memorial Day 2020 in Los Angeles

Memorial Day 2020 in Los Angeles is a little different this year, with no parties to ring in the summer—but still some beach activities

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As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend is usually a combination of many of the best events Los Angeles has to offer: outdoor movies, festivals and summer concerts, among them. But this year is a little different, to say the least. That said, we’ve still come up with some ways to advantage of the three-day weekend and pack it full of food, fun and even some time outdoors.

When is Memorial Day 2020?

Memorial Day 2020 is Monday, May 25, 2020.

Things to do outside for Memorial Day 2020

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The reopening plans can seem impenetrable, so we thought we’d cut right to it and let you know what’s open in Los Angeles right now.

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These beaches have reopened for active recreation.

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Fill up the tank and start planning to pilot your way through these seven scenic drives in Los Angeles.

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What to eat over Memorial Day weekend

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Leave it to some of the city’s top restaurants and bars, who are making your social distancing as painless as possible.

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Don’t even think about running to the store: Some of L.A.’s best restaurants and bars have your back when you need a stiff drink at home.

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Want to beat the heat without leaving your couch? Some of L.A.’s best ice cream shops now come straight to you.

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Some of the city’s top brewmasters are keeping our fridges packed with crowlers and bottles thanks to new delivery services and loading-dock pickups.

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Bring the best of L.A. to your couch

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We’ve got some great ideas for how (and where) you should spend your free Monday.

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Just pray that May Gray doesn't ruin your beach day.

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Sometimes you just have to get outta town.

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Find us wading in the shallow end with a drink in hand.

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What better way to ring in summer than with a picnic?

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Plenty of alfresco activities for all you nature-lovers.

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Roll out a blanket or take a stroll through 25 free parks.

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