Even though the weather has been playing games with our hearts, summer is OFFICIALLY here! Soon it’ll be hot and time to pull out the shorts, bikinis and those perfectly Instagram worthy pool floats! It’s time to get off the couch, soak up some sun and enjoy the summer. Plan a beach day, watch a movie, gaze at the night sky, during the summer anything is possible!
Here’s The LA Girl summer bucket list for 2019:
Explore Disneyland’s Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge
Disneyland has finally unveiled the mystery that is Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge! If you’re one of the lucky ones that had a reservation before June 23rd, good job! If not, this should be of top priority once the end of June hits and we head towards July, so you can ride Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, build a lightsaber, and more!
Catch A Movie Under The Stars
Hollywood is the city of the stars, so to see your favorite films under the literal stars couldn’t be more perfect. If you only do one thing from this list, put this at the top! There are several different places you can catch a movie under the stars, from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, to Eat See Hear, or a film on a rooftop in LA with Rooftop Cinemas. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance for the movie you want to see because they often sell out!
See the Stars At Griffith Observatory
Nothing like a summer night to check out Griffith Observatory! You can explore the museum and view the beautiful night sky full of stars. They also offer three exciting live shows inside, Centered In The Universe, Water Is Life, and Light of The Valkyries. Extra bonus is that you can take a stroll around Griffith Park and gaze at the beautiful skyline of LA.
Enjoy A Live Concert At The Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is one of LA’s most iconic concert venues and has some amazing performances to match! John Legend will perform for Opening Night at the Bowl, and throughout the summer Santana, ABBA, and even Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix in Concert along with many others will grace the stage.
View A Fireworks Show Over Fourth of July
A fireworks show on fourth of July this summer is something you can’t miss. You can watch from a beach pier, the Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, and the list goes on! The LA night sky lighting up with beautiful fireworks will become an unforgettable summer memory.
Go Wine Tasting
Within Los Angeles we have wineries galore, and just a hop and a skip away we have the “wine country” of Temecula. Or if you’re feeling adventurous you could drive up to Napa Valley for a weekend! Where ever you decide to sip your wine, it’s the perfect summer treat, especially after a long week!
Take a Weekend Trip
Yes, Napa Valley is one of MANY do-able weekend trips from LA! Whether you’re driving or flying there are tons of options close to LA. If you’re trying to relax you could head to Catalina Island or San Diego, but if you want something a little further or more adventurous there’s Las Vegas, Nevada or even Phoenix, Arizona!
Participate In A Beach Clean Up
What’s better than taking care of our environment while enjoying it? Participating in a beach clean up is such a rewarding thing to do during the summer. They are done at beaches all over Southern California and by many different organizations. Heal The Bay and Surfrider are just two out of the many organizations that plan beach cleanups. You can also check California’s government parks website for more options.
Have A Drink On A Boat
Have you ever heard of a Duffy Boat? You can rent one for two hours and bring your own drinks, even of the alcoholic kind! So grab about 10 friends and make this a summer event everyone will love you for planning. Warning, one person does have to drive, meaning no drinks for them.
Eat at a Food Truck During Final Fridays
Final Fridays will be returning to the grounds around the Rose Bowl Stadium this year! You can pack for a picnic, so blanket, games, maybe a book, but skip the food! There will be plenty of food trucks to enjoy, moon bounces, photo ops and more!
No matter what you choose to do with your summer, just make sure to have fun!
Planning a summer vacation? Why not go to Kauai! Check out The LA Girl’s Travel Guide To Best Things To Do In Kauai!