Los Angeles is teeming with fun things to do. The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood are just a few of the more famous attractions in Los Angeles but there are many others – too many to name in one article. We have compiled a list of fun activities in Los Angeles we think you should try this summer, including a few ideas you may not have thought of.
Say hello to a king: To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center presents the world premiere of King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. Why is it special? This exhibition is the largest King Tut exhibition ever displayed internationally, featuring more than 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb.
Play ball: The Los Angeles Dodgers are celebrating their 60th anniversary season since coming to L.A. in 1958. In 2018 the Dodgers are giving their fans a lot to cheer about and so will you.
Lose your sanity on CraZanity: The world’s tallest pendulum ride has arrived at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Standing a record-breaking 17 stories high, CraZanity will reach speeds up to 75 miles per hour. This means riders will actually experience weightlessness. With 19 roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain holds the world record for the most roller coasters in an amusement park.
Of course, I’ll never know since I have no intention of riding any of these vomit-inducing machines but for those of you with the stomach for it, enjoy. I’ll be sending you safe wishes from the sidewalk.
Surfs Up: The International Surf Festival promotes four South Bay Beach Cities: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance. Hosted this year by the City of Redondo Beach, this year will include a surfing contest, bodysurfing contest and beach run. The festival has previously hosted numerous international lifeguard teams, including teams from Victoria, Australia.
In the Navy: LA Fleet Week® is a four-day celebration of U.S. armed forces and takes place at various locations along the L.A. Waterfront. The festival hosts active military ships and features public ship tours, military exhibits, aerial demos, live music and entertainment, food and fireworks. Other popular Fleet Week destinations include San Diego, San Francisco and New York.
Hit new heights: Opened in June 2016, OUE Skyspace LA is California’s tallest open-air observation deck located nearly 1,000 feet above the city at the iconic U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown L.A.. The highlight of OUE Skyspace LA is Skyslide, a 45 foot long, four foot wide slide made entirely with 1.25-inch outdoor glass that’s attached to the exterior of the U.S. Bank Tower that allows visitors to glide from the 70th to the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower.
Graffiti and more: Celebrating graffiti’s movement from vandalism to contemporary art, Beyond the Streets is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond. The first Banksy piece to be revealed in 7 years is on display. The exhibition is now extended until August 26, 2018.
Feed your hunger: Until July 27, DineL.A. offers special lunch and dinner menus at more than 400 restaurants, with no need for tickets or passes. This dining event takes place twice a year and showcases some of the best culinary experiences Los Angeles has to offer.
Featured Photograph Courtesy LA Fleet Week Foundation.