Fun Things to Do for the Fourth of July
Can someone please tell me how it’s possible that we’ve already made it to July fourth? Wasn’t New Years just last week? If you’re anything like me, you likely haven’t made plans for the Fourth either. Well, have no fear. I’m here to bail you out from an evening of boredom with a few suggestions for fun things to get into.
Here’s my list of the Top 5 Things to do in Los Angeles for July Fourth:
1.) Netflix/Hulu and Chill
Ok, technically you can do this anywhere – but what better way to spend your day off than by doing absolutely nothing. This – and a good nap – are strong contenders for my event plans. While this isn’t your traditional re-watch a favorite show or get caught up on a new one (UnReal, anyone?) The possibilities are endless.
2.) Catch a Parade or Event
If Los Angeles knows how to do anything well, it’s party. Let’s be honest – it’s what Angelenos do best. Here’s a list of parades, festivals and block parties to get you started. I also hear tale that there’s supposed to be a nice little shindig (aka FREE jazz festival) happening at one of my favorite spots in the city, Leimert Park.
3.) Heat up the Grill
July fourth is one of the few days of the year when the Charcoal and Propane gangs can put aside their differences and come together for the greater good – barbecue. Fire up the grill at one of our great local community spots such as Echo Park Lake, Elysian Park or Dockweiler State Beach, to name a few. Grilling not your thing? You can always drive by someone else’s barbecue and pretend you’re Cousin Lucky… but, if you’re not the adventurous type, here’s a list of food and drink specials happening at local restaurants and bars this weekend.
4.) Go Shopping
Nothing says “American Freedom” like indulging in the things that make us happy. While many big brand stores, such as Macy’s and J.C. Penney will be having blowout sales, there’s something about a nice LA boutique that’s hard to pass up. Here’s a list of the top sales at local boutique shops happening this weekend.
5.) Watch Fireworks
Finally, fireworks. Although fireworks may seem “old hat,” they are a staple of the Fourth of July. If the mere thought of parking and LA traffic are enough to make you explode, however, here’s a list of 7 places to see fireworks where you won’t have to worry about parking your car.
Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have an amazing, safe and fun holiday. Did I miss anything? Share your suggestions on how to celebrate in the comments below.