15 Date Ideas to Add to Your Los Angeles Summer Bucket List!


Summer in Los Angeles is an absolute time! Filled with endless opportunities for fun, adventure, and relaxation, whether you’re a local or a visitor, here are 15 must-do activities to make your LA summer one for the books!

1. Beach Day at Santa Monica

Kick off your summer with a classic beach day in Santa Monica. Enjoy the sandy shores, take a ride on the iconic Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier, and explore the blocks of Third Street Promenade for some shopping and good eats.

2. Hike to the Hollywood Sign

Whether you’re just visiting or a die-hard local, a must-do LA experience, is hiking to the Hollywood Sign. The Mt. Hollywood Trail offers breathtaking views of the city and is perfect for a morning adventure. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and comfortable shoes!

3. Griffith Observatory

Spend an evening at Griffith Observatory. Explore the exhibits, peer through telescopes, and watch a the sunset set over the city (which has been said to be one of the best sunsets in LA). The view of both the LA skyline and the Hollywood Sign is unbeatable.

4. Explore Venice Beach

Venice Beach is a vibrant spot filled with quirky shops, street performers, and, if you’re looking for a quick pump, the famous Muscle Beach. Rent a bike and cruise along the Venice Boardwalk or just relax and people-watch.

5. Dodger Game at Dodger Stadium

Catch a Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium. Enjoy the excitement of a live baseball game and indulge in some classic ballpark snacks like Dodger Dogs and garlic fries, or try some of their new 2024 menu!

6. Visit the Getty Center

Spend a day at the Getty Center, where you can admire stunning art collections, beautiful gardens, and panoramic views of Los Angeles. The Getty Center is hosting free concerts all summer long at their concert series, OFF THE 405 on Friday nights, so make sure to get your free tickets here!

7. Rooftop Cinema Club

Experience an outdoor movie with a twist at the Rooftop Cinema Club. Enjoy a classic film or a new release on a rooftop with comfy seating, wireless headphones (so you can control your own volume!), and stunning city views.

8. Farmers’ Market at The Grove

Visit the Original Farmers Market at The Grove. Sample a variety of fresh produce, international foods, and sweet treats. The Grove also offers great shopping and occasional live music.

9. Kayaking in Marina del Rey

Rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the oh-so-blue waters of Marina del Rey. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the coast and maybe even spot a dolphin or two!

10. Universal Studios Hollywood

Embrace your inner-child at Universal Studios Hollywood. Hop on an exciting themed ride, live inside your favorite shows, and check out attractions based on your favorite movies, and of course, stop by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

11. Bike Ride Along the Strand

Rent a bike and ride along The Strand, a 22-mile path that stretches from Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades to Torrance Beach. It’s a great way to see multiple beach communities and explore a new area!

12. Malibu Wine Hikes

Head to Malibu for a unique wine-tasting experience with Malibu Wine Hikes. Enjoy wine tastings while touring the picturesque Saddlerock Ranch and even meet some exotic animals like zebras and giraffes!

13. Hollywood Bowl Concert

Enjoy live music under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. This iconic venue hosts a variety of performances, from classical concerts to contemporary bands, all summer long. Check out our summer concert list here.

14. LA County Museum of Art

Explore the extensive collection at LACMA, and don’t miss the famous “Urban Light” installation, which you might have seen all over social media. It’s a great place to soak in some culture and take the perfect Instagrammable photos.

15. Pool Day at a Rooftop Hotel

Treat yourself to a pool day at one of LA’s luxurious rooftop pools. Lounge by the pool, sip on refreshing cocktails, and take in the views of DTLA.

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