Is November a good month to visit Los Angeles?
November marks the beginning of the "cooler season" in LA, but the weather is still generally comfortable. With the summer rush over and before the busy December holidays, November tends to be less crowded in terms of tourism. This can mean shorter wait times at attractions, easier reservations at restaurants, and lower prices on accommodations.
What are the best things to do in LA in November?
From Thanksgiving activities to music festivals to art walks and gallery openings, here are LA Today's picks for the 10 best things to do in Los Angeles in November.
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1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge
On November 19th, Enchanted Forest of Light kicks off at Descanso Gardens and goes on until the beginning of January. As the sun goes down, the stunning gardens are illuminated by thousands of bright, colorful lights. If you’re looking for fun holiday things to do in LA in November, take the one-mile trail through a dazzling fantasy land.
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1511 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles
Take a trip to Silverlake for one of the area’s top pop-up markets. Every Saturday, the Silverlake Flea Market features dozens and dozens of independent vendors. Whether you’re looking for vintage clothes or homemade décor, this is one of the things to do in LA in November you can’t miss.
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6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
Grab your tickets to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert. At the Pantages Theatre on November 2nd and 3rd, watch the thrilling superhero film backed by a live orchestra, scratch DJ, and percussionists. It’s a viewing experience you can’t get anywhere else in LA today.
532 S Olive St, Los Angeles
November means it’s ice-skating season. Cruise to the Pershing Square Ice Skating Rink, rent some skates, and glide across the festive atmosphere. For those looking for things to do in LA this weekend (starting November 16th) to get into the holiday spirit, you can’t go wrong with ice skating.
1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
You can never have too many sandwiches. With all the things to do in Los Angeles in November, foodies should make this a priority. Opening soon in Venice, CA the All’Antico Vinaio Sandwich Shop will be serving some of the world’s finest Italian-style hoagies. The restaurant is an extension of Italy’s most popular sandwich shop, and it does not disappoint.
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach
Want to get down to some epic trance music? The Dreamstate Festival is one of those LA events you can’t miss. Between November 17th and 18th, the top artists in the genre will be performing at the Queen Mary Waterfront in Long Beach. Get ready for colors, lights, dancing, and otherworldly visuals. Go with your friends or make it a date night in LA.
7. Bar CDMX
6515 W 7th St, Los Angeles
Bar CDMX (Mexico City) is an awesome new bar that will take you into the underbelly of Los Angeles. The establishment is literally an underground bar located beneath the historic Brock & Co. building. Everything on the menu has a strong Mexican influence, such as rum and agave spirits and craft cocktails. Put Bar CDMX on your list of things to do in November for a unique experience and very tasty beverages.
8. LA Auto Show
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Car buffs need to check out the LA Auto Show. The event spans over 10 days, features 30+ automakers, and offers test driving and immersive experiences. You’ll see everything from classic hot rods to concept vehicles to much, much more. So, if you need more fun things to do in LA, the auto show has got you covered. Get your tickets today.
200 N Spring St, Los Angeles
Thanksgiving is all about pigging out and relaxing, but why not work up an appetite at the Los Angeles Turkey Trot before gorging on all that delicious turkey, stuffing, and pie? Choose between a 5k or 10k trot or a Widdle Wobble for kids under 12. Break a nice sweat, and then enjoy your holiday feast with family and friends.
Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
We know some of you celebrate Xmas all year long...but for those catching up, start the Christmas season with a bang at the Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 26th. The parade features massive balloons and floats, music groups, dancers, and more. Of all the holiday Los Angeles events, there’s none quite like the annual Hollywood Christmas parade to kick off the winter season.