Summer Bucket List: 50 Things To Do in Los Angeles

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

summer bucket list

Build the perfect sandcastle.

summer bucket list

Pick fresh flowers at The LA Flower Market.

bucket listHost a BBQ.

summer bucket list

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

summer bucket list

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

summer bucket list

Ride a Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier.

summer bucket list

Collect seashells and get crafty making a seashell box or candle.

summer bucket list

Spend some time browsing at The Last Bookstore.

summer bucket list

Make tie-dye shirts.

summer bucket list

Go shopping at the Rose Bowl or Fairfax Flea Market.

 

Create the perfect beach playlist.

summer bucket list

Catch fireflies.

bucket listMake homemade strawberry lemonade.

summer bucket list

Go horseback riding at Sunset Stables.

summer bucket list

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

summer bucket list

Take your workouts outside and go for a run or a hike.

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

summer bucket list

Source: Silesian Sailor

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

summer bucket list

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

summer bucket list

Buy fresh fruit and veggies at The Original Farmers Market.

summer bucket list

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

summer bucket list

Have dinner at Grand Central Market.

summer bucket list

Check out one of Los Angeles's many caves, like the "Bat Cave".

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Source: Mom Voyage

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

summer bucket list

Find the ideal spot to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.

summer bucket list

Source: Dwayne Wilson

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

summer bucket list

Pack or buy the perfect beach day picnic.

summer bucket list

Spend a hot summer day in an air conditioned museum.

summer bucket list

Host a summertime Soriee and create the perfect menu.

summer bucket list

Go on a boat ride.

summer bucket list

Take a trip to Catalina.

summer bucket list

Source: LA Estate Sales

Spend a lazy Sunday going from estate sale to estate sale.

summer bucket list

Book a backlot VIP tour of Warner Brothers Studios.

summer bucket list

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

summer bucket list

Host a summertime movie night and stream the movie outside.

summer bucket list

Update 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.

XoXo,

Kristie

@agirlinla / agirlinlosangeles@gmail.com