Best things to do in Los Angeles before the end of summer
Looking for something extra special to do in the summer when you in Los Angeles? Whether you’re going for the magical Disneyland or Universal Studio, exploring the city like local, or splashing around at a summertime pool party, we’ve got you covered.
- Watch a movie on Alfresco Screens
Summertime marks the start of limited-run, alfresco screenings across the city, be it atop rooftop bars, at L.A.’s best parks or even at a Hollywood cemetery. Each year, Cinespia brings classic cult favorites to the hallowed resting place of such Hollywood greats as Rudolph Valentino and Bugsy Siegel.
- Don’t miss out “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” and the new Jurassic World ride at Universal Studios Hollywood
Check out the Harry Potter fantasies at the Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle show, which debuted at Universal Studios Hollywood in April 2019. Of course the theme park’s newest attraction, Jurassic World – The Ride is now open and it’s more real and more intense than ever before that you can’t miss out!
- Spend a beautiful evening sunset in Santa Monica
What is it that they say about smog? Oh yeah, beautiful sunsets. With the beach on one side and mountains on another, it’s the essence of that postcard picture of Southern California’s coastline. There are plenty of things to do in Santa Monica without setting foot on the Pier or Third Street Promenade, from fresh dinners prepared straight from the farmers’ market to bars with a view.
- Enhance your day at the Aquarium of the Pacific
This summer at the Aquarium of the Pacific – Long Beach, you can experience all the wonderful live animal exhibits and you can visit the new Pacific Visions wing to experience a state-of–the-art immersive theater, interactive art installations, engaging multimedia displays, and several new live animal exhibits. The Honda Pacific Visions Theater show, which is 8 minutes long, is free with Aquarium admission and plays every 15 minutes. It is open to all ages. Don’t miss out this BUY ONE GET ONE FREE 3-Day Los Angeles Theme Park Tour from Los Angeles for nature challenge!
- Take a road trip to Santa Barbara
Looking for an easy weekend getaway? You don’t come Santa Barbara for urban thrills, but for history, top-end eating, an old-world aesthetic and—of course—the beaches.
- Enjoy open-air dining at Grand Central Market
Don’t miss out on this European-style food hall in the heart of Downtown L.A. which has been operating since 1917. Old-school Mexican and South American stalls mix among newer crowd pleasers like Eggslut and Sticky Rice, which have turned this into one of the trendiest spots in town. Enjoy your lunch or dinner outside with the view of Angels Flight Railway is something you can’t miss!
- Test your limits at Six Flags Magic Mountain
You might already know the famous classic thrill rides like Superman: Ride of Steel, The Joker’s Jinx and Mind Eraser in Six Flags Magic Mountain, but there is a new race car-themed rollercoaster, West Coast Racers promises to raise adrenaline levels this summer. Reaching speeds of 55 miles per hour, this unique side-by-side ride is an L.A. experience not to be missed.
- Roam along Venice Beach on a Metro Bike
Feel the ocean breeze in your hair this summer as you take full advantage of the Metro Bike Share on Venice Beach! This 24-hour access bike ride costs just $5, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the local hotspots: The Boardwalk, Marina Del Rey, Muscle Beach, Venice Canals and many more. Let’s check out this BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Los Angeles City Tour!