13 Reasons Angelenos Know L.A. Summer Is The Best Summer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And no one celebrates summer better than L.A. Just a reminder from your friends at the Hollywood Bowl… where summer plays!

For Angelenos, summertime isn’t just swimming and barbecues. There’s SO MUCH MORE than that!

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1. Where else can you take a morning hike up to the Hollywood sign?

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2. Or have a picnic in the park every single day…

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…and never hit the same park twice?

3. You can dip your feet in the fountain, order craft cocktails, and listen to DJs spin during Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions.

4. Or attend a stargazing party at the Griffith Observatory. NBD.

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5. Nothing beats L.A.’s summertime snacks.

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Like Rita’s Water Ice, Scoops Ice Cream, and Suck It Sweets and Treats!

6. And the produce at farmers markets is even more delicious!

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(And if you’re on a budget, you can even make a meal from the free samples.)

7. L.A. is full of hidden staircases, so the whole city’s your StairMaster.

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There’s no need for the gym!

8. There’s an abandoned zoo just waiting to be explored… if you’re brave.

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9. Or, you know, just have a picnic and watch a movie IN A CEMETERY.

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10. There’s always something musical going on, like Jazz at LACMA or the Twilight Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier.

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11. You can also view the Pacific Ocean like it was always meant to be seen — from the top of a Ferris wheel.

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12. Or you can absorb culture (and some sun) at the Getty Villa, all classy-like.

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13. There’s a music festival in practically every neighborhood!

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And you can enjoy everything summer has to offer: picnics…

 

…spectacular fireworks…

…and unforgettable concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, where summer plays!

Have a suggestion for things to do in L.A. this summer? Post it in the comments!

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