By now the winter rains have ended but El Nino can bring showers until the middle of the month. Still, it’s warm and nice to explore the city and the surrounding areas. Many festivals take place in April and of course, there are plenty of things to do in Los Angeles anytime of the year.
The average high temperature in April in LA is 71F/22C and the average low is 54F/12C. Short sleeve shirts and long pants are a good option for April. Sometimes it’s warm enough to wear shorts. If you’ll stay right by the ocean, pack a light jacket for the evenings.
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Flights and accommodation in April
April still falls during the shoulder season but the weather gets warmer and many tourists choose this month to travel to LA. So don’t expect to find bargains for flights or accommodation , but the prices are typically lower than during the high season. You can always choose to stay in a hostel or a vacation rental , especially if you travel with a group of friends.
What to do
Doo Dah Parade takes place each April in Pasadena. What started as a parody of the Rose Garden Parade is now a quite exotic and unique parade and became a tourist attraction.
If quirky parades aren’t your thing, maybe the Toyoda Grand Prix is. The weekend long car race through the streets of Long Beach is an excellent option for those passionate about the cars and everything related to them.
If you are passionate about reading, come to LA during the Festival of Books. The festival started in 1996 and now brings together adults, children, writers, readers and a lot of books.
Fiesta Broadway takes place on the last weekend of April and is the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the entire world. Try the foods and watch the performances.
Should you visit LA on a rainy day, head the art galleries within the Huntington Gardens. Or visit the museums, spend the evening at the cinema and enjoy a hot tea (or coffee) is a cozy cafÃ©.
You can also rent a car and drive on the Malibu Coast. Another romantic thing to do is spending half a day on Catalina Island. Walk hand in hand, plan a picnic on the beach and just relax.
Don’t forget about Disneyland, especially if you travel with the kids. Try to avoid the weekends though and also remember that there are plenty of theme parks in the area.
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