summer-solstice

Summer Solstice!

emma groezinger

How to spend the longest day of the year in Los Angeles
Today is the summer solstice which is the longest day of the year. The sun sets around 8:04pm tonight giving you 14 hours to kick off summer. The summer solstice is a celebration of the start of summer and is celebrated all over the world. This year here will be a full moon out tonight on the same day as the summer solstice which hasn’t happened in 70 years. Many people celebrate the longest day of the year by enjoying nature and planning outdoor activities. Traditionally the Pagan celebration included growing new plants and bonfires outdoors. So, here is a definitive guide for all the ways you can get outside on the longest but not the hottest day of the year.
Los Angeles offers amazing views and fun trails for getting outside to explore the natural beauty of the area. Malibu Canyon offers panoramic views of the ocean and wildlife sightings while the Hollywood hills offer an up lose look at the historic Hollywood sign. Start your day with either of these beautiful hikes to get outside.
Next head to the beach to cool off! Check out Santa Monica beach and maybe you’ll meet some cute surfers under the pier!
Finally head over to the Griffith park observatory for unobstructed views of the strawberry moon tonight and learn about the science behind the summer solstice while walking through the museum.
We hope you found some inspiration for your summer solstice plans here at the Pineapple hut!