summer bucket list

Summer Bucket List: 50 Things To Do in Los Angeles

What better time is there to explore Los Angeles than in the summer? Because let's face it--everything is better in the summertime. We’ve created the ultimate bucket list with 50 things you can do to have a kickass summer. Learn how to get into hotel pools (legally.) Listen to A Girl in LA’s beachside Playlist. Start planning the picture-perfect Fourth of July. Have a bonfire on the beach and make some bacon S’mores. Whether you’re looking for date night ideas, places to go with friends or things to do with your kids, you can find it all right here. It’s time to try something new and create some incredible memories this summer!

bucket listBuild the perfect sandcastle.


bucket listAttend an outside concert at The Hollywood Bowl, Santa Monica Pier, or a free concert at Grand Park.

bucket listPick fresh flowers at The LA Flower Market.

bucket listHost a BBQ.

bucket listAttend a sample sale to score designer labels up to 80% off retail prices.

bucket listPretend to be a guest your favorite hotel and use their pool and spa without actually booking a room (starting as low as $15 per day).

bucket listHead to Santa Monica and alternate between spending time on the sand and swimming in the Annenberg Community Pool.

Seashell CandlesCollect seashells and get crafty making a seashell box or candle.

bucket listRide a Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier.

bucket listSpend sometime browsing at The Last Bookstore.

bucket listMake tie-dye shirts.

bucket listGo shopping at the Rose Bowl or Fairfax Flea Market.


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Plan the perfect road trip.


Create the perfect beach playlist.

bucket listCatch fireflies.

thegirlsnextdoorGo horseback riding at Sunset Stables.

bucket listFind a new book to read. Check out my list of poolside reads and then's Summer 2017 Book List.

bucket listGet your friends and family together for an outside movie.

bucket listTake your workouts outside and go for a run or a hike.

Classic BreakfastFeel like you've gone back to the 1940s by having a milkshake at The Fountain Coffee Room located inside the The Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Spend the day at Paradise Cove where endless movies and TV shows have been filmed and eat at the beach cafe.

bucket listBuy fresh fruit and veggies at The Original Farmers Market.

bucket listPick the perfect Summer 2017 song and make a photo collage to it at the end of the summer.

bucket listMake bacon s'mores by the campfire or at Dockweiler State Beach.

bucket listTry a 3 day juice cleanse.

bucket listCheck out one of Los Angele's many caves, like the "Bat Cave".

bucket listHave dinner at Grand Central Market.

bucket listFeel like you've left LA and gone to Mexico by spending a day walking around  Olvera Street.

bucket listTake Instagram worthy #sunset pictures on a rooftop or at the beach.

bucket listFind the ideal spot to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.

bucket listSpend a hot summer day in an air conditioned museum.

bucket listPack or buy the perfect beach day picnic.

bucket listHost a summertime Soriee and create the perfect menu.

bucket listTake a trip to Catalina.

bucket listGo on a boat ride.

bucket listBook a backlot VIP tour of Warner Brothers Studios.

bucket listSpend a lazy Sunday going from estate sale to estate sale.

bucket listTake a road trip up or down the coast on PCH.

bucket listMake this amazing and guiltless, dragon fruit bowl for breakfast or an after workout snack.

bucket listMake the perfect summertime cocktail like this white peach sangria and buy new glasses from Slant Collection to serve them in.



bucket listHost a summertime movie night and stream the movie outside.

bucket listUpdate your summer makeup and toss out the old.

bucket listTreat yourself to something new from A Girl in LA's must have summer shopping guide.



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