How to Spend Your Summer in Los Angeles: All the Can’t Miss Events You Need to Start Planning for NOW!

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How to Spend Your Summer in Los Angeles: All the Can’t Miss Events You Need to Start Planning for NOW!

How to Spend Your Summer in Los Angeles: All the Can’t Miss Events You Need to Start Planning for NOW!

Jumping at L.A. Beach

From an outdoor concert under the starry sky to a day of sand and surf on the beach, Los Angeles boasts the best in summertime fun.  Sure, the weather is great year-round, but in the summer, you can take advantage of longer days, cooler nights, and an endless list of seasonal festivals, parties, and other can’t-miss events. Make the most of your Southern California getaway with our list of the best things to do in L.A. this summer.


Downtown Los Angeles

L.A. Concert

The Greek Theatre

Want to see a show at the best small outdoor venue in the US? Then it’s time to get to the Greek. The legendary Greek Theatre has hosted some of the biggest names in show business for almost nine decades. And with only about 5,900 seats, there isn’t a bad spot in the house at this exclusive music venue.

No matter your taste in music and entertainment, the Greek Theatre offers something for everyone. Here are just a few of the must-see shows for the summer of 2019:

  • Steve Martin and Martin Short: July 16th
  • Chicago: July 27th
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie: August 5th
  • Kasey Musgraves: August 23rd and 25th

A Better Life Concierge can score you tickets to the most sought-after shows at the Greek Theatre. Don’t miss out on the chance to listen to live music under a star-studded sky – what better way to spend your endless summer in L.A.?

Tequila Tasting Festival

Nothing says summer quite like tequila! If you’re a tequila fanatic – or are ready to become one – then the Tequila Tasting Festival in Downtown L.A. is a can’t miss event. Not only do your taste buds get to enjoy several hours of tequila tasting (with extra time allowed for VIP guests), but you also get to sample a variety of delicious bites from local eateries.

If you want to get in on the festivities, A Better Life Concierge can hook you up with VIP tickets to the Tequila Tasting Festival, which includes plenty of VIP perks and fun giveaways. Spend a perfect L.A. afternoon hanging out with friends and other tequila enthusiasts. And make sure to enter to win a free getaway to Mexico – where the tequila is always flowing!


South Bay

South Bay Surfing

International Surf Festival

When you think of a Los Angeles vacation, do you immediately think of a fun-filled day at the beach? Then grab your wetsuit and head out to the South Bay waters to watch the 57th Annual International Surf Festival. This five-day event includes surfing, volleyball, paddleboard races, a beach run, and more! With thousands of spectators – from age 8 to age 80 – you’re guaranteed to have fun in the sun, sand, and surf.

Need a place to stay near the beach? A Better Life Concierge has connections with the hippest hotels, condos, and houses in the area. Lounge your day away on the beach and end the day with a summertime concert at sunset – all within walking distance of your home base.

Free Summer Concerts on the Pier

When it comes to the quintessential L.A. experience, you may think of watching the sunset on the pier – throw live music in the mix, and summertime has officially arrived! Every summer in South Bay, the beach cities offer a full calendar of free live music, but our favorite is the Redondo Beach summer concerts.

Grab a beach chair or blanket and head down to the Redondo Beach Pier to enjoy a free concert from a Southern California band every Thursday and Saturday evening. With an eclectic mix of music – including blues, indie rock, soul, reggae, and more – this is an event that the whole family will love.



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The Hollywood Bowl

Yes, we have even more music on the list! Summertime and live music go hand in hand, so if a concert under the stars is still on your bucket list, the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater is undoubtedly one of L.A.’s most iconic spots. This ultra-famous venue has hosted everyone from The Beatles to Lady Gaga, making it a quintessential L.A. experience for anyone visiting.

If current popular music isn’t your jam, check out the classical Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the L.A. Philharmonic orchestra takes the stage. And if you can make it a perfect date night by taking along a picnic – including alcohol. There are several picnic tables available (if you get there early), so break open a bottle of wine and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime show under the Hollywood night sky.

Here are just a few of the big names playing at the Hollywood Bowl this summer:

  • Cyndi Lauper: July 12th and 13th  
  • Hugh Jackman: July 19th and 20th
  • Lionel Richie: August 5th
  • Heart with Joan Jett: September 9th

Don’t want to deal with the headache of finding tickets, parking, or planning your visit to the Hollywood Bowl? No worries – we’ve got you covered. Not only can our local experts get you great seats, we can plan your entire evening from beginning to end. Make the most of your night out in Hollywood with A Better Life Concierge.


Outside L.A.

LA County Fair

From deep fried Twinkies to pony rides and live music, the L.A. County Fair is the perfect way to end your L.A. summer with a bang! Head just out of the city on Labor Day Weekend to get your fill of concerts, competitions, entertainment, and more. Bringing your kids along for your L.A. getaway? This is the perfect family-friendly weekend activity! Want to work on your fitness? Check out the fitness fair – with complimentary group fitness classes, health and wellness vendors, and strength competitions. 

And once the sun goes down, the L.A. County Fair has plenty to offer for your after dark entertainment. A few fan favorites from this year’s lineup include George Lopez, Kelsea Ballerini, Pitbull, and so many more.

With the help of A Better Life Concierge, your long weekend at the L.A. County Fair can be stress free. Transportation? Check. Place to stay? Check. Tickets and itinerary? Check, and check. See how relaxing and fun a holiday weekend can be when you team up with us!


Ready to plan your blockbuster summer in L.A.? Partner with A Better Life and make the most of the season – and your vacation!

Posted by Lilli Smith at 9:27 AM

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