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Your guide to things to do in the summer in Los Angeles

Head outdoors, eat an ice cream cone, crash a pool party and discover more things to do in the summer

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

Los Angeles may have great weather throughout the year, but summer is arguably the best season in Los Angeles. Sure, we do Halloween parties and Christmas lights pretty good, but we do summer even better with longer days, cooler nights and an endless list of things to do in the city. So get excited for the season with our comprehensive round-up of fun events and things to do in the summer in Los Angeles, including the best beaches, sunniest spots for day drinking, seasonal things to do and more.

Things to do in the summer

Relax on the beach

Relax on the beach

From Venice and Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach and Playa Vista, here are the top spots to sunbathe, surf and play.

Eat and drink outside

Best rooftop bars in L.A.

Best rooftop bars in L.A.

Check out L.A.’s best bars with a view, from Venice’s beachside sunsets to rooftop bars with city views over the Strip.

Summer trips

Things to do outdoors

More things to do in the summer

Month-by-month summer events

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