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Things to Do in Los Angeles in April
You'll have about 13 hours of daylight per day to explore Los Angeles in April. These are few tried and tested events that you might enjoy.
Vintage Bouquet Food and Wine Extravaganza: Beverly Hills' annual food and wine event deliver top quality sipping and nibbling - in gorgeous surroundings. Outdoor stations feature more than 50 exhibitors. They include some of Los Angeles' best restaurants, specialty food, vendors, wineries and non-alcoholic beverage makers. The associated silent auction gives you a chance to get something special for a great price. Proceeds support the Beverly Hills Bar Association's pro bono work.
LA Brewery Art Walk: In what is considered the world's largest art complex; resident artists hold an open studio weekend. You can get a chance to speak to artists directly, purchase a fabulous new piece of art and even grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant.
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Toyota Grand Prix: It's a weekend-long event and the longest running major "street" race in North America, with the Indy-style cars racing not on a race track, but on the city streets.
Classic Film Festival: This festival features screenings of classic films in some of the city's most beautiful old movie houses.
Fiesta Broadway is the country's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration, a holiday that has become popular in the U.S. and celebrates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Taking over entire streets in downtown LA, this street fair has something for everyone. Live music, carnival games, plenty of authentic food, Latino artists, and vendors. Cinco de Mayo officially happens on May 5, but the festival takes place the last Sunday in April.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Things That Are Especially Fun in the Month of April
For sports fans, baseball season opens in April for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels. Check your favorite team's calendar for dates.
March through August is time for something uniquely Southern California, the annual grunion run. Thousands of tiny, silver-colored fish spawn on the sand during the full moon (or the new one). See the current schedule. At some Los Angeles beaches,"Grunion Greeters" are on hand to explain and help you get the most out of being there.
In LA, you can see whales nearly year round: gray whales in winter and blue whales during the summer. Find the best places to see them and when in the guides to Los Angeles whale watching and Orange County whale watching.Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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What to Expect from Los Angeles in April
Most years, winter rains end by April. In an "El Nino" year, ocean currents bring California more rain than usual. When that happens, you might get wet until the middle of the month or later. Surprisingly, April is no sunnier than January (on the average) - but the days are longer.
In a cool year or if you're going to be near the ocean, take a jacket - or you'll regret that you didn't. Otherwise, short-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants with warmer layers on top will be okay. Shorts can be comfortable on the warmest days.
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- Average High Temperature: 73°F (23°C)
- Average Low Temperature: 71°F (22°C)
- Water Temperature: 60°F (16°C)
- Rainfall: 1.16 inches (2.9 cm)
- Sunshine: 73%
- Daylight: You will have almost 12 hours of daylight to enjoy LA
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More Things to Do in Los Angeles by Month
If you're trying to figure out the best month for your LA vacation, any time will be fine. You can use the monthly guides to find out more about events and what to expect all year long.
Spring season starts in March and extends through April and May. Signs of spring are subtle, but the weather is usually great — and except for spring break, attractions are still less crowded, up to the big holiday weekend at the end of May.
Summer busy season starts in June. So does the dreaded "June gloom" which can keep the beach areas foggy all day long. It can extend into July, too. By August it will be hot — sometimes very hot – and mostly clear.
After the big September holiday, things quiet down. Weather will still be good into October and the outdoor concert season extends into the middle of the month. November is variable. Sometimes it's more like fall and sometimes more like winter.