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Los Angeles, the largest city in the US state of California and also known as the ‘City of Angels’, is loved by visitors from all over the world. Located by the Pacific Ocean, the huge area impresses with its variety. From the most stunning beaches in Santa Monica to star-glamour along the ‘walk of fame’ in Hollywood and the financial district, museums, theatres and the Walt Disney Hall in Downtown- Los Angeles couldn’t be more diverse. Located in the subtropical climate zone, Los Angeles has beautifully mild weather to offer all year round. In summer temperatures range in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and even in winter temperatures hardly ever drop below 50°F (10°C).

Current Weather Los Angeles

74°F clear sky
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Los Angeles

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

68° 69° 70° 73° 75° 79° 83° 84° 83° 79° 73° 68°

Low °F

49° 51° 52° 55° 58° 62° 65° 66° 65° 60° 53° 49°

Sun

10h 11h 12h 13h 13h 14h 14h 13h 12h 11h 10h 9h

Rain days

5 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4

Water °F

58 58 60 60 61 63 66 68 67 66 64 60

Los Angeles Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Los Angeles

The best time to visit Los Angeles is probably in the shoulder seasons of spring or fall (autumn). It’s not too hot, cold or rainy and most importantly there are less visitors around.

Summers are busier but the lovely and warm weather with highs of 84°F (29°) invites you to enjoy the endless beaches and if you want to swim in the Pacific Ocean it has to be in summer as it’s the only time that is reaches temperatures close to 70°F (20°C).

Winters are mild with highs of 68°F (20°C) and less crowded- good for getting travel deals! The only downside in winter is that it can be rainy.

Things to know about Los Angeles

If you’re planning to spend a few days in Los Angeles for the first time, everything can be quite confusing. The city seems enormous and tiring with all its different parts and getting from A to B can be challenging. Without doubt though, the city is also crazy, inspiring and (one of) the most beautiful in the United States! Here are some guides that might help you plan your stay to be as smooth, pleasant and fun as possible.
Los Angeles house santa monica pier
Los Angeles rodeo drive
Venice Venice is a lot people’s favorite of all the districts in Los Angeles. It gives you that cool surfer and hipster feeling, is close to the beach and airport and allows you to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Really impressive are the old channels that the district gets its name for. Little bridges and lovely walking paths take you through the area, passing little bungalows and boats along the way.

Things to do in Venice:
Los Angeles venice canals
Los Angeles venice sign
Mulholland Drive If you need to escape the hectic city for a bit, drive up to Mulholland Drive. In the hills above Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica you will not only find some quietness with impressive estates overlooking the city but also canyons, a lot of nature and hiking opportunities (e.g. Topanga State Park). The Mulholland Drive starts at Cahuenga Boulevard taking you up through the Hollywood Hills. One of the best viewing spots is the Jerome C. Daniel Overlook.
Los Angeles Mulholland drive view sky
Los Angeles runyon canyon century city view
Hollywood (Sign) From wherever you are in Los Angeles, you will again and again see the famous Hollywood Sign. It can be a bit tricky to find the spot with the best view on it. A good place might be from the Last House on Mulholland or from the hiking paths which lead further up the hill from there.

Tips for Hollywood:

Even though it can get crowded, a walk along the Hollywood Boulevard and Walk of Fame is a must when visiting Los Angeles. If you look a bit closer you will actually spot some great Art-Deco buildings with Hollywood-Retro-Flair. And you might also be able to grab some great pieces in the costume shops in between the touristy souvenir shops.
Los Angeles Hollywood sign
Los Angeles santa monica boulevard trees
Griffith Observatory The beautiful white building with amazing views onto the town is well known as shown in many movies such as Terminator and La La Land. Inside you will find a planetarium, a telescope as well as interesting exhibitions about the universe and the history of astronomy.

Further Infos:

The entrance is generally free- just for certain shows in the planetarium and parking a fee is charged. Since it’s one of the most visited attractions in Los Angeles it gets especially busy around sunrise and sunset. When you are already up there it’s recommended to take a hike around the paths in the park. The small parking lot fills up quickly so try to get there early or take the ‘DASH Observatory public bus’.
Los Angeles Griffith observatory ariel view
Los Angeles hike griffith park
Downtown L.A. Downtown L.A. has probably changed the most over the past few years. It used to be an absolute no go but now it’s really up and coming. It gives an interesting contrast to the beautiful beaches and other attractions of the city.
Los Angeles downtown skyscrapers buildings night
Los Angeles downtown buildings road street sky
Things to do in Downton L.A.:
Los Angeles staples center downtown lakers
Los Angeles downtown walt disney concert hall buildings
Arts District The Arts District is actually part of Downtown L.A. but really deserves to get it’s own little paragraph. Over the last few years it developed into something extremely special within the art scene. Within old warehouses and industrial buildings you will find ateliers, shops, bars and restaurants. The district is located roughly between the Second and Seventh Street and Alameda Street.

Tips for the Arts District: Getting around in L.A.: Rental cars vs. Public transport or Uber

Los Angeles definitely is a city of cars. There is some sort of public transport like the metro and busses but sadly the connections aren’t great… So the easiest and cheapest way to get around probably is to rent a car even though you will be sitting in the traffic quite a bit. But it is worth for example to visit the beautiful Getty museum which offers a perfect view of the city in the further distant district Brentwood.
Los Angeles getty museum white stone
Los Angeles Getty museum view of city
If you’re planning to stay in just one district during your vacation (with just a few excursions to other parts) it can be a good choice to just use Uber. Uber works well in L.A. and is cheaper than traditional taxis. You will also avoid the parking fees which can be horrendous.

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