Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles? We have you covered with the very best that L.A. has to offer. 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 landmark attractions that are still accessible, an ever-changing inventory of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, essential L.A. museums and even some off-the-beaten path secrets. How many of the best things to do in Los Angeles will you try?
December 2023: Ready or not, Christmas is just about here and that holiday twinkle is all over this month’s events and outdoor movie screenings. So we’ve included some of the season’s Christmas lights in our story below, but also plenty of other non-holiday additions—and we’ll be revisiting this story mid-month to add a soon-to-open art spectacle plus some New Year’s Eve celebrations. On the other hand, we’ve temporarily removed two of our dog-friendly picks (Rosie’s Dog Beach and dog walking hours at South Coast Botanic Garden) due to the canine respiratory illness current circulating in the area.
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