Los Angeles Summer Journey

There is nothing quite like Los Angeles in summer. The amusement parks introduce new rides, the beaches are full of people laying out in the sun, and there are plenty of great street and music festivals in town. Knowing what beaches to go to and what festivals to hit up can be a bit confusing. Here is a guide to a few of the best summer activities in the City of Angels.

The Beach

Driving through LA during the summerIf you are looking for a less crowded beach with a great view, be sure to try Sunset Beach in Orange County. This small beach has a laid-back vibe and is a great place to swim, body board or wind sail. Malibu Beach gives you an expansive view of the mountains and ocean and is a great place to surf. Venice Beach offers a boardwalk with many of the colorful characters that California is famous for. Get your palm read or have your aura cleansed. Buy some custom-made jewelry or just lay on the sand and watch the surfers do their thing.


Whether you are into crawfish, dragon boats, or pirates, there is a festival for you somewhere in Los Angeles County. There is also a music festival for every genre during a Los Angeles summer. However, if you are looking for something truly unique, you may want to check out the Pasadena Chalk Festival, where artists make sidewalk chalk paintings as attendees watch. The Sawdust Art and Craft Festival celebrates local Laguna Beach artwork. They have four cafes serving some great food and there is plenty of great music. July brings Lotus Festival to Echo Park, where you can learn all about the Asian-American culture. The Downtown Art Walk takes place one Thursday a month all year long; each of the participating galleries features the work of a different artist, and there is an abundance of free wine and fancy munchies.

Where to Stay During a Los Angeles Summer

Hotels and travel websites are fully aware of the fact that summer is the most popular time to travel. Why let them put you in a tiny room with few amenities when you could stay in a fabulous rental home? The professionals at Luxury Rental Group can find you a beautiful home with a large living area with comfortable seating and an entertainment center and a fully-equipped kitchen. Our bedrooms are comfortable and private and offer ergonomic mattresses and lots of closet space. Book online or give us a call today at 800-712-2800.