Los Angeles is known for its sunny weather, but every so often they get a day of rain as well. Luckily the city has no shortage of rainy day activities. Here are some of the best things to do in Los Angeles when water pours down from the sky.
Visit an Art Museum
Los Angeles has no shortage of world-class art museums, and these large cultural institutions are the perfect place to spend a rainy day. The Broad is Los Angeles’s newest contemporary art museum, located on Grand Avenue in the heart of downtown. The museum has more than 2,000 pieces of work from international and American artists and the building itself is a piece of art. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a design firm in New York, the $140 million building looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The best part about this museum is that admission is free. Some of the city’s other popular art museums include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Grammy Museum, and the Japanese American National Museum.
Watch a Live TV Show Taping
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world and TV shows are taped in the city nearly every day. There are various websites where you can get free tickets to the see the taping of shows, including 2 Broke Girls, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Big Bang Theory. Some of the top websites for tickets are tvtix.com and tvtickets.com.
Go to a Basketball Game
The NBA season starts each fall, and both the LA Clippers and the LA Lakers play at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The Lakers are known as one of the most successful teams in basketball and the Clippers have recently taken the crown as the best basketball team in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is known for its international food scene, and there is no shortage of restaurants for you to sit inside and warm up on a cold rainy day. Los Angeles has a large Asian American population and there are countless pho, ramen, and hot pot restaurants in the city. Seoul Garden Restaurant has been serving hot pot in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. Located on Olympic Boulevard in Westlake, they serve family-style meals and you pay per person.
Shopping and Other Things to Do in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is also known for its world-class shopping. Since the weather is on average 72 degrees and sunny year-round, many of the shopping centers are outdoors, but the city has indoor shopping centers as well. The Beverly Center is an eight-story shopping center in West Hollywood. With ten fine-dining restaurants and dozens of stores, you can easily spend all day here.
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