Temperatures: Up to 32°C in August.
Best time to visit Los Angeles: Looking for guaranteed sunshine and a warm weather? Book a Los Angeles holiday for the summer season.
In August, temperatures tend to range from 26-32°C, which is ideal beach weather. If you’re up early on a summer morning, you’ll see the ‘June Gloom’, the seasonal morning fog that melts away to reveal the sun. Thinking of visiting in winter? You’ll be pleased to hear that, even at this time of year, weather here is mild (15-23°C in January).
Sun-seekers: You’ll have no trouble finding soft sandy beaches to stretch out on, including the famous Malibu Beach and Santa Monica Beach.
Sports fans: Cheer on the world-famous Lakers at a basketball game or the Dodgers baseball team in their home city.
Movie buffs: You might be lucky enough to spot an off-duty A-lister, and see a real-life working film studio down at Universal Studios Hollywood.
More about Los Angeles
Currency: American Dollar ($).
Local time: Los Angeles is 8 hours behind GMT/UK time.
Fly to: LAX. The transfer time to Los Angeles is around 1 hour.
Flight time from UK: The Los Angeles flight time is 12 hours.
Tourist information: Find further tourist information here https://www.latourist.com/.
Visa / health: Visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for visa and health recommendations before your holiday.
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By Metro Rail: You’ll find rapid transit metro services running in LA, but it’s worth remembering that there tends to be a 10-minute or so wait between trains.
By hire car: This place famously has a car-centric culture, and if you want to see places in parts of the city the metro can’t reach, hiring a car will give you the freedom you need. Make sure to check parking before you go anywhere, and avoid the freeways at rush hour, as LA’s traffic jams are legendary!
By bike: You might not think of LA as a bike-friendly city, but there are some fantastic cycle tours on offer to take you around the main sights, and along the beach fronts.
The Oscars: Los Angeles is the home of the Academy Awards (AKA the Oscars), and every spring this world-famous event comes to town. Most events and parties are closed to the general public, but there’s a real party atmosphere around the city. And with a bit of luck, you might spot a celebrity or two checking into a glamorous hotel.
Music festivals: Love music? Take your pick from the ultra-cool Coachella music and arts festival in April, to the Playboy Jazz Festival in June, and the rock-centred Sunset Strip Music Festival in early August.
Halloween: It’s widely celebrated in the US, and this Californian city is no exception. The Halloween fun starts in early October with pumpkin carving events, and ramps up to a spectacular carnival on October 31st. As you might expect from such a vibrant city, locals and visitors love to go all out and (fancy) dress up for the occasion.
For up to date advice on travelling to Los Angeles, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa/safety-and-security