Whether you like to soak up the Memorial Day festivities or use the long weekend to recharge, there are plenty of things to do that take advantage of the summer weather. Here we list 5 activities to consider this Memorial Day.

1. Take a mini adventure

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Catalina Island | Image source: chapman.edu

A mini adventure is a great way to check out from the daily grind and spend some quality time alone or with friends and family. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a foodie trail or a weekend exploring the great outdoors, we’ve got just the escape. Take a look our favourite mini adventures here.

2. Feed your stomach and soul

L.A isn’t short of places that offer delicious food from takeaway shops to fine dining establishments. Enjoy a leisurely picnic outside by grabbing a healthy picnic box from Food Lab, try one of L.A’s best tacos from the Guerrilla Tacos truck or splash out with water-side dinner on Nobu Malibu’s patio. Or simply enjoy a cocktail and live music at the airstream bar of The Resident.

3. Kick back and watch a flick

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Memorial Day weekend at the outdoor movies | Image source: Eventbrite

There are plenty of outdoor movie screenings in L.A at this time of year where you can be entertained under the stars. For a full list of all the outdoor movies on this Memorial Day weekend, take a look at Eventbrite’s ultimate guide.

4. Head to a festival

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend in L.A amongst friends at one of the many bustling festivals. If you’re a foodie, spend the day at Eat Drink Vegan, Garden Grove Strawberry Festival or Fiesta Hermosa. Music lovers will be spoilt for choice with festivals celebrating all genres from Country and Blues to Rock. If you want to combine your love of food and music, why not head up the coast for a weekend at Lightning in a Bottle?

5. Explore the beaches of L.A

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Point Dume State Beach | Image source: CNTraveller

Grab your sunscreen and a towel, and listen to the sound of the surf as you explore Los Angeles’ best beaches. Take to the iconic and lively spots of Venice Beach or Santa Monica State Beach or head to somewhere more secluded like Point Dume. If you like to catch a couple of waves, explore Leo Carrillo State Park, Surfrider Beach or Paradise Cove.