7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Los Angeles at Least Once in Your Lifetime

Weather is great in Southern California. Most of the year is sunny, with highs around 70 80°F (21 27°C) and lows in the upper 40s to low 60s. Most evenings just require a jacket, so don't carry snow boots unless you plan to ski at Big Bear. 

For the weather

Beautiful Los Angeles County shoreline spans over 70 kilometers. Some tourists like Santa Monica or Venice Beach for people-watching and sightseeing, while others favor Malibu's quieter beaches. Orange County boasts beautiful beaches just a car or train ride away.

For the beaches

Famous clubs like the Laugh Factory and Comedy Store have famous headliners. Two Upright Citizens Brigade theaters are also in Los Angeles: a smaller, affordable one in Franklin Village and a larger, affordable one on Sunset Boulevard. 

For the comedy scene

The Geffen Playhouse, Wallis Annenberg Center, and Mark Taper Forum host traditional theater. Los Angeles' best Broadway is at the Hollywood Pantages Theater.

For the live theater

LA restaurants are must-sees because of their delicious meals. Providence, led by Chef Michael Cimarusti, Spago, and Mélisse are fine dining options. Silver Lake Thai favorite Same Same, Echo Park's exquisite Winsome, and DTLA or Venice's Wurstküche for sausages and craft beer are popular spots.

For the food

Mixologists create unique cocktails in many Los Angeles cocktail establishments. Downtown LA's Varnish and Las Perlas, Koreatown's Walker Inn, and West Hollywood's Roger Room serve great gin. 

For the cocktails

Magic fans have surprising opportunities in LA. The Magic Castle is a legendary magicians' club. Non-magicians can attend supper and a show with a member's invitation. Visit Hogsmeade at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For the magic