The best summer activity in LA is FREE. Free Music, free fun and guess where it is? The beach. For 33 years straight, Santa Monica has hosted it's Twilight Concerts at the pier. This year featured artists like The Animals, LEMAITRE and Warpaint.
Every Thursday night tens of thousands of tourists and locals gather on beach and chill out with awesome music and plenty of snacks and drinks at their feet. It's a timeless Santa Monica tradition and if you find yourself in L.A. during the months of June to August, add it to your schedule. It's worth it.