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Best Times to Visit Los Angeles

The best times to visit Los Angeles is from March to May or from September to November, when the air is more breathable and the crowds are less oppressive. Average temperatures during these times remain in the 60s or 70s, which makes walking around and visiting outdoor attractions much more comfortable. During the summer, average high temperatures hover in the mid-70s; the heat coupled with heavy smog levels often drive visitors and residents alike to the already crowded oceanside neighborhoods. If you're looking for deals, consider a winter trip. Just make sure to pack an umbrella, since you're bound to encounter some rainfall in January and February.

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March-May

Fewer crowds and less stifling weather make spring a great time to visit the City of Angels. Average high temperatures linger in the comfortable mid-70s without winter's prevalent rain and summer's overwhelming smog. Plus, you're more likely to find discounted room rates if you plan a spring trip.

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June-August

June through August marks the peak tourist season. But sweltering temperatures, heavy smog levels and skyrocketing hotel rates are enough to extinguish anyone's desire to see the city.

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September-November

Autumn marks another sweet spot for L.A. Dispersing crowds and cooling weather (average temperatures hover in the high 70s and low 80s) make Los Angeles a much more manageable vacation spot. You may still be able to score a few beach days and some great deals on hotels and airfare if you plan a few weeks in advance.

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December-February

Although rain is prevalent during these months, you shouldn't rule out a winter trip. Online deals on airfare and hotel rooms abound, while average high temperatures in the upper 60s are better than the freezing cold experienced by many other major U.S. cities like New York.

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