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Why Los Angeles Summers Are Actually The Worst

Summer is here! Hooray! Not so fast if you live in Los Angeles.

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IT'S SUMMER!

First we have Memorial Day, which means barbecues, off to a great start!

Sure to make you look great in that bikini!

Sure to make you look great in that bikini!

And then it's already June! Which isn't as great as it sounds thanks to June Gloom.

Looks like a great beach day.

Looks like a great beach day.

So while your East Coast friends are doing this...

You're trying to pass the time with a scenic hike

Not so scenic. Thanks again June Gloom.
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Not so scenic. Thanks again June Gloom.

But you survive June and then it's July! Summer is here!

Which means it's HOT.

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Ain't NOBODY got time for dat.

And even hotter if you live in the Valley. Which means far from the beach. Which means you have to resort to something else to cool off.

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But that looks like a great time, right?

Maybe one of your nice friends will invite you to hang out at their pool

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Or you could check out one of the many public pools LA has to offer

And hang out with the 3 million other people who had the same idea.
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And hang out with the 3 million other people who had the same idea.

Or you can just suck it up and drive to the beach.

Hopefully you'll get there before dusk.
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Hopefully you'll get there before dusk.

Where you pay $12 to park.

Half the price of a drink in LA.
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Half the price of a drink in LA.

Don't forget to apply sunscreen once you're there

If you're not aware they make this, you're probably not a redhead.
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If you're not aware they make this, you're probably not a redhead.

Don't be lazy about that sunscreen

And make sure someone you trust does your back

These are all great lessons I learned growing up in an Irish family.
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These are all great lessons I learned growing up in an Irish family.

Maybe you can even get in some exercise at the beach

It's also a great time to have a beach bonfire at Dockweiler...

...because what's more relaxing than planes taking off above you every other minute?
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...because what's more relaxing than planes taking off above you every other minute?

After all of that you're gonna need to refuel.

What's better than fro yo on a hot day?
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What's better than fro yo on a hot day?

But remember, it's HOT OUT.

Soupy fro yo with mushy fruit is delicious though.
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Soupy fro yo with mushy fruit is delicious though.

You survived a beach day in Los Angeles! What's next?

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Okay let's go out!

Remember, you're in LA, so you have to park 10 blocks from the bar, which makes for a great walk in the heat

Why else is LA great in the summer? It hasn't rained in months so the city is just majestic looking

I swear there's a city in there somewhere
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I swear there's a city in there somewhere

And it's forest fire season, which means these little guys are in danger (oh no!)

But don't let the cuteness fool you, they'll rip your face right off.
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But don't let the cuteness fool you, they'll rip your face right off.

Sure it's gonna be a hot sweaty mess of a summer

But soon enough it will be Fall and Winter

Empty beaches!
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Empty beaches!

And you can stop doing this

And start doing this

No heat stroke included
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No heat stroke included

While your East Coast friends are doing this

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