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The LA Girl 2018 Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

The summer solstice is June 21, which means out with the old (Spring) and in with the new (Summer!). Shed your boots and bulky layers for cutoffs and bikini tops; your lattes for fresh smoothes. We love to make the most of the nice weather, summer Fridays, and reinvigorated energy that comes with the season, so we’ve put together 2018’s LA Girl official summer bucket list just for you!

Take a picture with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland

Disneyland is a short drive from LA – why not make a weekend of it? The brand new Pixar Pier opens on June 23. Ride on the new Incredicoaster and top the night off with a drink (if you’re of age) at the Lamplight Lounge which replaced the Cove Bar earlier this year.

Catch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the Hollywood Bowl

On July 5th head to the bowl for a viewing of Harry Potter with live music by the LA Philharmonic. If you’ve been having a Hogwarts withdrawal since the final movie left theatres, the live music breathes new magic into the Tri-Wizard Tournament.

Eat a Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium

Baseball is an American tradition! Root for the home team and stay for Friday night fireworks, special bobblehead giveaways, and baseball card giveaways, and a patriotic Fourth of July fireworks and music display.

Summer Bucket List: Dodger Stadium

Visit Friday Flights at the Getty

Each Friday, new artists visit the Getty to perform through music, film, and other creative media. Admission is free for the event from 6-9pm. Doesn’t that sound like a much more unique first date idea than “grabbing coffee”?

Reconnect With Nature

Being outside is good for the soul. Use this summer as an opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Take a fitness class, explore a new area of town, or relax and unwind on the beach. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Visit Universal Studios

Head to Universal Studios for the new ride opening this summer starring the cast of Kung Fu Panda, stay for the classic rides. Get a wand and frozen Butterbeer in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, run amok with the Simpsons, and catch up on movie trivia with the world-famous studio tour.

Summer Bucket List: Universal

Take a Road Trip

Gather your best friends, car snacks, and polaroid cameras for a weekend trip out of town. Explore San Diego or get SCUBA certified on Catalina Island.


Celebrate Independence Day with classic American fare, fireworks, and a motorcycle stunt show at Americafest at the Rosebowl in Pasadena! This year, American Idol winner Maddie Poppe will perform a Michael Jackson tribute – it’s an event you don’t want to miss.

Get Glam at BeautyCon

It’s the most wonderful weekend of the year! BeautyCon LA is back to provide you with makeup tips, glimpses at the newest products, and of course tons of free swag. BeautyCon will be at the Convention Center downtown from July 14-15, so grab your tickets now.

Need another excuse to get outside this summer? Check out these awesome LA gardens!