10 Things to Do in LA Before Summer Ends

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“August is like the Sunday of summer.”

Our favorite sunny season is coming a close, and you have two options.

  1. Spend the rest of the summer holed up at home rewatching all the old seasons of Friends, silently dreading the start of the new school year 

  2. Wipe the Hot Cheeto dust off your fingers, go out, and explore everything that’s around this beautiful city

For those adventurous souls who choose the latter, here’s a list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles before Summer 2017 is officially over.

1. Pick up a bestseller at The Last Bookstore

Just a couple of blocks away from the Metro station on 7th is the Instagram-worthy Last Bookstore. For all you bibliophiles who seek the ambiance of a traditional bookstore, this is the place for you. It first opened in 2005 and remains California’s largest new and used bookstore. Plus, they buy, sell, and trade books and records. Witness this treasure trove of books at 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

2. Enjoy some soft serve at Little Damage

If you’re tired of standard ice cream flavors, Little Damage is the place for you. This hot new ice cream spot is known for their signature black ice cream cones. They’re colored with activated charcoal and freshly rolled by hand. Offering tons of unique flavors that are rotated seasonally (including vegan options), it’s no wonder these beautifully delicious treats are all over Instagram. Cool down at 700 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

3. Wander through the food trucks at 626 Night Market

Foodies unite! At the 626 Night Market, you can sample delicious mason jar drinks, colorful desserts, and authentic Asian food. Admission into the Night Market is only $3-5, so grab your friends and roll through. Labor Day weekend (September 1-3) is your last chance to go before we have to say goodbye until next summer. The 626 Night Market takes place at Santa Anita Park (285 W. Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007).

4. Say hello to the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is like a playground for anyone interested in history, animals, and nature. Get an exclusive look at hundreds of dinosaur fossils at the Dinosaur Hall, see meticulously detailed dioramas in the African Mammal Hall, and more. Be sure to catch the Extreme Mammals exhibit at the Natural History Museum before it ends on September 10th. Start your visit at 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007.

5. Experience Greek and Roman culture at Getty Villa

The sun shining down makes the gorgeous architecture and gardens at the Getty Villa look even more spectacular. While you’re there, take a tour of the thousands of Greek and Roman art pieces on display. Admission is free, but make sure to reserve your ticket here. See the vast exhibitions at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

6. Wander through the murals in the Arts District

The Arts District Los Angeles features a ton of impressive murals painted on its walls. One of the most popular is Colette Miller’s Angel Wings, which can be found near Angel City Brewery. When you’re done checking out all the public artwork, head over to the LA Gun Club to fire a few rounds or LA Boulders for an afternoon of rock climbing.

7. Take a walk through the Venice Canals

The Venice Canals Walkway is a quaint escape from the crowded scene at Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney. You can admire the beachfront houses and lush greenery as you walk along the water with family or a loved one. Just remember to be respectful during your walk-people actually live in these houses!

8. Refresh your wardrobe at Pocket Square Clothing

Pocket Square Clothing is an up-and-coming men’s accessory brand located in DTLA. Their flagship store features more than 20 LA based brands with products like made-to-measure suits, leather goods, ties, and more. They value high-quality, attention to detail, and use of traditional techniques in everything they sell. Check them out at 205 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

9. Catch a foul ball at a Dodger Game

Nothing says summer like relaxing with a delicious Dodger dog. End this month with a bang and watch the AL West leaders do their thing at Dodger Stadium (1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012). See the remaining season’s schedule here.

10. Pick up a refreshing Fluffy Tea at Little Fluffy Head Cafe

Little Fluffy Head Cafe is a brand new boba shop that recently opened its doors in DTLA. They specialize in making cheese tea using fresh, high-quality ingredients. The cheese tea trend is fairly new to the US-so if you haven’t tried it yet, here’s your chance. You can get your hands on Little Fluffy Head’s signature Fluffy Tea at 203 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

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