What to Expect from Los Angeles in July
July is one of the warmest, sunniest months of the year in LA. Unfortunately, it's also the middle of smog season.
Los Angeles Weather in July
Average High Temperature: 82°F/28°C
Average Low Temperature: 63°F/17°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 0.01 inches (0.03 cm) rain, 96% sunshine
What to Pack, What to Wear in July
June Gloom occasionally lingers into July, leaving the residents wondering "Why?" When it happens, you'd might as well leave the bikini in the suitcase.
Pack a light jacket for evening near the water. Bring short-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants. Shorts will be comfortable most warm days, especially inland.
Los Angeles July Events
- Independence Day: July 4th is a great time to be in LA, with fireworks in all kinds of places, including Disneyland and the Hollywood Bowl. Here's a roundup of the goings-on.
- Pageant of the Masters and Festival of the Arts: This annual event in Laguna Beach is hard to describe, but nearly everyone who goes is glad they did
Especially Fun in July
Summer's warm days and balmy nights bring out a bunch of fun evening activities. You can go to a movie outdoors, see a play, go to a concert - or opt for some of LA's more unusual summer night activities. Get some ideas here.
July is a good month to check out some of Los Angeles' best beaches.
March through August is time for something uniquely southern California, the annual grunion run. Thousands of tiny, silver-colored fish spawn on the sand during the full moon (or the new one). See the schedule. At some Los Angeles beaches, "Grunion Greeters" are on hand to explain and help you get the most out of being there.
In LA, you can see whales nearly year round: gray whales in winter and blue whales during the summer months. Find the best places to see them and when in the guides to Los Angeles whale watching and Orange County whale watching.