Our Favorite Things to do in Los Angeles in May

Zach Garhart
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Are you ready for a thrilling adventure in the sunny city of Los Angeles? If you’re looking for some exciting things to do in May, then you’re in for a treat!

Los Angeles is a vibrant city that offers a plethora of options for things to do on any given day. From beachside fun in Hermosa Beach to late-night eats and happy hours, here’s a guide to making the most of your trip to Los Angeles.

Lay in the sand at Hermosa Beach

As the weather heats up, what better way to kick off your Los Angeles adventure than with some sand and surf? Head to Hermosa Beach, a coastal community located just south of Los Angeles. This vibrant beach town is known for its laid-back vibe, stunning views of the ocean, and an array of exciting activities.

Start your day by catching some waves or taking a nice stroll along the iconic Hermosa Beach Pier. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider renting a paddle board or a kayak and exploring the waters. You can also try your hand at beach volleyball, or toss around the football.

After working up an appetite, head to one of the many beachside cafes or restaurants for a tasty meal with ocean views. A local favorite is The Hermosa Saloon, which offers a beachy ambiance, tasty cocktails, and delicious bites. They’re known for their fish tacos and poke bowls. Another great option is Tower 12. This spot is known for its lively atmosphere, fantastic happy hour specials, and excellent pizzas.

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Explore the South Bay Bike Path

If you’re looking to burn off some calories and enjoy the coastal scenery, hop on a bike and cruise along the South Bay Bike Path. This paved trail stretches for 22 miles from Pacific Palisades to Torrance, passing through Hermosa Beach along the way. Rent a bike from one of the many bike rental shops in the area and go on a thrilling adventure with the wind in your hair.

As you pedal along the bike path, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the Pacific ocean, with its pristine beaches and stunning cliffside homes. Stop by the Redondo Beach Pier for a quick snack or a refreshing drink. Stay for a while and take in the lively atmosphere of this bustling beachfront area. The South Bay Bike Path is a great way to explore the beauty of the Los Angeles coastline while getting in a workout.

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Indulge in Late-Night Eats and Happy Hour Specials

As the day turns into night, the city comes alive with its buzzing nightlife scene. If you’re in the mood for some delicious eats and drink specials, you’re in luck! The city offers an array of trendy restaurants and bars that cater to the tastes of all foodies.

One joint you won’t want to miss is The Standing Room.¬†This gourmet burger joint located is in Hermosa Beach. It’s a hidden gem that is known for its amazing burgers made with high-quality ingredients and creative toppings. From juicy beef patties to flavorful veggie options, The Standing Room has something for everyone. With its cozy atmosphere and late-night hours, it’s the perfect spot to hit up after a night of exploring.

For those seeking a more upscale experience, head to The Strand House. This swanky coastal restaurant and bar is located in Manhattan Beach. It’s a trendy establishment offers a rooftop lounge with amazing ocean views, making it the perfect spot to catch a sunset while sipping on craft cocktails. The Strand House also features a popular happy hour, where you can enjoy drinks and delicious appetizers, including oysters and ceviche.

If you’re looking for more recommendations on things to do in Los Angeles, take a look at this great video!

Once you’ve cruised the beaches and gotten a bite, get a good night’s rest at our Surf City Hostel in Hermosa Beach.

With so much to do and see, check out some of our favorite things to do in Los Angeles in May!

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