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Looking for fun stuff to do in LA this summer?

Explore Griffith Park

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Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Take a hike or a leisurely walk through the park’s trails to enjoy beautiful views of the city and the iconic Griffith Observatory. You can also visit the Griffith Observatory for free stargazing events and enjoy the exhibits. Open until 10pm.

Getty Center

The Getty Center is a world-class art museum located in the Brentwood neighborhood. While admission to the museum is free, parking has a small fee. Explore the impressive art collections, stroll through the beautiful gardens, and take in the stunning views of the city.

Original Farmers Market

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A longtime open-air market located in the Fairfax District. Browse through the various stalls offering fresh produce, delicious food, local goods, and artisanal crafts. You can also enjoy live music and entertainment.

Check out the schedules for events like the Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series or the Grand Performances at California Plaza.

Exposition Park Rose Garden

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Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the Exposition Park Rose Garden, located near the University of Southern California (USC). The garden features over 20,000 rose bushes and is a perfect spot for a picnic or a quiet moment.

Attend Outdoor Film Screenings

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During the summer, various venues in Los Angeles offer free or low-cost outdoor film screenings. Check out events like the Cinespia screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery or Street Food Cinema events in different locations across the city. Because this is all I’d want to do, I’m attaching a full calendar with every screening in the city this summer.

Bike the Venice Beach Boardwalk

Rent a bike or roller skates and cruise along the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Enjoy the quirky sights, street performers, and beachfront shops. Stop by the Venice Skate Park (above) to watch local skaters showcase their skills.

Relax at the Beaches

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Venice Beach at sundown

Enjoy a day at one of the many beautiful beaches in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and summertime is the perfect time to explore them. Just keep in mind, the other travelers will have the same in mind. You can visit Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, or Malibu Beach, among others. You can soak up the sun, go for a swim, play beach volleyball, or have a picnic.

Thanks for reading and safe travels!

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