My Los Angeles Bucket List

My Los Angeles Bucket List

The Purpose of My Bucket List

Here I’ve compiled a ┬álist of things I would like to do in LA and a couple things I have already done. This list includes: places in LA and the surrounding area that I would like to explore, activities I would like to do, museums I would like to go to, and places I would like to hike. As I complete these activities, I’ll cross them off the list and hopefully link to a relevant blog post about it. As I discover more things in LA, I’ll add to my bucket list as well, so please feel free to come back in the future and see what’s new!


  • As many Farmer’s Markets as possible
  • Catalina Island
  • Laguna Beach
  • San Diego
  • Malibu
  • Pasadena
  • Santa Barbara
  • Huntington Beach
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Long Beach
  • Silver Lake
  • Little Tokyo
  • Venice
  • Smorgasburg
  • Griffith Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
    • I’ve been for a day before we moved here. I would like to go back.


  • Eat. See Hear. Movies in the Park
  • Whale Watching
  • Disneyland
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Try Surfing!
  • First Fridays in Venice
  • Eating at Grand Central Market
  • The Rose Bowl Flea Market
  • A Dodgers Game
  • See a movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Seeing a Concert at The Hollywood Bowl
  • See the Bradbury Building
  • Eating KBBQ in K-Town
  • Ethiopian food in Little Ethiopia
  • Ramen in Sawtelle
  • FYF Fest
  • Coachella
  • Snowboarding at Big Bear
  • Explore the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica


  • The Broad
  • The Getty
  • The Getty Villa
  • The Los Angeles Zoo
  • The Hammer Museum
  • The Natural History Museum
  • Griffith Observatory


  • Los Lionnes
  • Temescal Canyon
  • To the Hollywood Sign
  • Eagle Rock
  • Runyon Canyon
  • Culver City Steps
  • Santa Monica Stairs
  • Bronson Canyon
  • Part of the John Muir Trail


Please feel free to comment below and let me know what else I should add to the list!

Looking to create your own list? WeLikeLA has a great, comprehensive list of upcoming events in LA great for newbies and Angelenos alike. I recommend browsing there for some ideas outside of the more well-known activities.