Summer has arrived and so has the heat! That means it’s officially the season to head out and explore the incredible natural landscapes that Los Angeles has to offer with this list of things to do in July. After two summers of lockdown restrictions, it’s our duty to revel in all the summer magic coming your way this month. From cinema under the stars and unmissable exhibitions to a boozy roller jam, here are all the exciting ways to beat the heat and enjoy the summer sun.
While you could also head to one of these natural swimming holes, or a stunning SoCal beach, having a delicious cocktail delivered straight to your hand while you’re semi-submerged in a sparkling pool is truly just a means of survival in this town. Take a look at some of our favorite poolside hangouts with menus of refreshing beverages to help you cope with the heat with this list.
Roll into a groovy haven featuring a roller rink and dance floor, paired with a beer garden by the veteran/women/black-owned Crowns & Hops. You’ll get to skate through the decades with themed nights that will transport you back to the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s. DJs curated by the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound will be spinning your favorite throwback tunes that you can skate, sip and dance to with each 50-minute session. The best part is that all your roller revelry benefits local charities. Find all the details here. ⭐Sponsored⭐
These three sunflower fields are bursting with a blanket of bright yellow sunflowers that are currently in bloom. You can wander through them and even pick your own to take home with you at these gorgeous farms around the city. Find out more here.
Revive is an immersive Soaring ’20s circus-infused dinner show and nightlife experience by Vau de Vire Society in collaboration with celebrated chef Neal Fraser (Redbird | Vibiana), taking place at the opulent Vibiana in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The show’s stunning visual spectacle, culinary indulgences, inspiring musical score, and immersive, lavish environment transcends any known dining, theater, or nightlife experience. Step into a modern spin on the opulent past as you dine amid the performance stages and marvel at the titillating spectacle—are you ready to Revive? Reserve your seat here.
Head to the largest dome park in the city for a mind-blowing multi-sensory night out inspired by the legendary duo Daft Punk. The 360-degree world will combine jaw-dropping audiovisual effects, live D.J. sets and cirque performers to bring their musical journey to life. Get your tickets here and step into another dimension.
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Fever Originals brought their stunning concert series into an exclusive live stream setting so you can enjoy them from home! Relive the greatest works of classical music, from Beethoven to Chopin to Vivaldi, bathed in the gentle glow of candlelight. Or, if you want to head outdoors, they are bringing the concerts to stunning L.A. venues all summer. Here’s what you can enjoy this July:
- Songs from Magical Movie Soundtracks at JW Marriott Anaheim
- A Tribute to Adele
- A Tribute to Radiohead ft. Christopher O’Riley
Refresh yourself at one of these lush urban spots with a mouthwatering cocktail and fare. Whether you prefer a stunning ocean breeze or a hidden verdant treehouse-like gem, there’ll be something to pique your interest in this incredible city. Find our list of top patios here.
Enjoy an enchanting night under the stars, filled with delicious bites, exciting entertainment and a whole lot of movie magic. Over the summer months, Angelenos are treated to a plethora of outdoor cinemas in the most spectacular settings. From oceanfronts, dazzling rooftops, and historic parks, to a glamorous poolside, you’ll have plenty of cinematic choices to choose from. Find the full list here.
Enjoy a private 3-hour sailing adventure from Marina del Rey to the Malibu coastline and back while enjoying specially prepared hors d’oeuvres made by the chef and captain himself. Have up-close encounters with wildlife of the Pacific while relaxing in a pristine marine environment. Experience the self-healing that can happen when you slow down enough to catch up with yourself! Book yourself a seat in pure luxury!
Be transported to the 1950s with this jaw-dropping, sultry show. At the all-new Club Babalu, you’re invited to be an “extra” on the hit T.V. show Welcome To Woodvana! as a nightclub patron. Your seat in this sprawling space will become part of the set as dazzling performers thrill, beguile and enchant you with impressive stunts and elaborate costumes. Don’t miss your big break, get your tickets here
L.A. has a host of remarkable exhibitions happening in 2022. Whether you want to delve into The Jurassic, a Studio Ghiblmaster’s world, the fascinating science of human bodies or the masterpieces of the world’s most notable painters, you’ll have no trouble deepening your understanding of the world this year. Find our top unmissable exhibits that are on this month.
- Monet: The Immersive Experience at a Montebello Warehouse
- Yayoi Kusama at The Broad
- Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse at LACMA
- Hayao Miyazaki retrospective at the Academy Museum
- Klimt: The Immersive Experience at a Montebello Warehouse
- Bodies 2.0: The Universe Within at the Santa Monica Art Museum
- Dinos Alive in Montebello
- Takashi Murakami at The Broad
You don’t need to break the bank and head to Provence to feel the wind in your hair and inhale the floral scent of lavender when you have the Highland Springs Ranch and Inn just a short drive away. This breathtaking farm is celebrating the summer season with its annual lavender festival, featuring an exciting menu of lavender everything, Find out more here.
Explore, play and adventure at flutter, the top-rated multisensory art experience in America. This provocative, interactive exhibit was developed to help you find your inner artist and unleash your imagination. It’s a fun, visceral wonderland created by 14 curated artists with a focus on mental health. It’s the escape we’ve been asking for and as well as leaving you in a state of pure bliss, a portion of the tickets go towards Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Find out more here.
Los Angeles is heating up—and that’s only partially due to the weather. If you’re looking to fire up the summer with sultry world-class performances and drinks, then book yourself a show presented by The Dollface Dames. There’ll be three nights hosted by the beloved Dames across the city and the last 7 shows have sold out. So don’t wait, get your tickets here and brace yourself for a sensual feast.
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Summer is always better when it’s spent by the refreshing, salty air of the ocean. Whether you’re looking for a less crowded place to take in an ocean view, a mini road trip, or you’re dying to get out and explore SoCal’s incredible beaches. Find our essential beach list here.
Wander through the gorgeous gardens at twilight with Summer Evening Strolls. On selected days (on weekends) The Huntington’s gardens will be open 4:30-8 p.m. to Members and the public with advance reservations or pre-purchased tickets. Browse their events calendar and get tickets here. Or you can take in stunning live music and a sunset stroll at Descanso Gardens.