Things to do on a rainy day in Los Angeles
When it rains in Los Angeles, it's pretty much all anyone can talk about. "We need this rain so badly." "Free car wash!" "Ugh, but traffic is going to be terrible." "How is it possible that people actually forget how to drive when it rains here?" You know the refrains. You also know that you'll start craving a hot, savory bowl of ramen or pho as soon as the first drops hit the dry pavement (but did you know that wet pavement smell has a name?). And all of a sudden, it feels like the right time to head to the nearest movie theater to catch up on the latest releases—or cuddle up on the couch with some Netflix. Don't fight it—make the most of inclement weather. Sure you may have to skip the beach or hike you were planning on taking, but you can make the most of it with the best things do on a rainy day in Los Angeles. Oh and may we suggest avoiding the roads and taking Metro instead?
Events & Festivals
January 2017 events calendar for Los Angeles
With the holidays behind us, January normally sparks images of a long plod through gray skies and chilly temperatures. It's winter, after all; you can even still go ice skating. But let's be honest, the weather is still pretty perfect, even with a slight uptick in precipitation. In fact, take advantage of those clear, post-rain days with one of the best hikes in LA. Or head to one of the city's best beaches while it's still deserted for the season. Start the year off right with the city's best activities and things to do in our January events calendar. RECOMMENDED: Full events calendar for 2016 and 2017
Live Talks LA
LA's star-studded lecture series has outdone itself this season with a lineup of writers, artists, performers, scientists and business leaders, who, for as little as $25 per Live Talk, will graciously blow your mind. Every week (and sometimes more) from March through May, venues around the city will host guest speakers to tickle a variety of Angeleno brains—from those interested in technology to those who fancy literature. Check the Live Talks website for individual event details, and snag your tickets before word spreads.
The best of Los Angeles
101 Los Angeles attractions for tourists and natives alike
LA covers a staggeringly huge amount of land (and ocean), so it's no surprise that the list of Los Angeles attractions is equally impressive. If you're a tourist looking for things to do, you'll find plenty of vacation inspiration, from Hollywood tours to a day at the one the city's best beaches. And locals, you may discover ways to fall in love with the city all over again in our extensive list of Los Angeles attractions.
101 things to do in Los Angeles
Looking for things to do in Los Angeles? We've got you covered with tons of options—101, to be exact. Whether you're a culture vulture, outdoorsy type or simply a lover of our fine city, there's more than enough here to keep you busy. Even lifelong Angelenos will find something new to add to their to-do list, between the city's underground secrets and the ever-changing inventory of the best restaurants. How many will you try?
20 great things to do in Los Angeles for tourists
The list of things to do in Los Angeles is as long as the city is vast. If your time in town is limited, you could spend days in the museums alone and never even make your way to Hollywood. Expect to put in a few miles between hitting up Venice Beach and exploring a hip Eastside 'hood. But that's the great thing about this city: there are so many things to do and see, like the ones listed below, to get the most from your LA getaway.
The 25 best Disneyland rides
Tacos, driving shortcuts, burgers—Angelenos tend to pick favorites, and Disneyland rides certainly aren’t exempt. We’re counting down the best attractions—in order—at both Disneyland and California Adventure. Consider this your to-do list for the next time you venture down to Anaheim. Think your favorite ride should be ranked higher? Cast your vote and let us know. RECOMMENDED: The 8 essential Disneyland tips