When to go to Los Angeles
Peak Season: June to AugustTop attractions are packed, many coastal hotels are filled to capacity, and the inland parts of the city can be miserably hot.
Off Season: October to AprilYou’ll get the most bang for your buck, with thinner crowds, less smog, and a temperate climate that practically assures winter warmth.
Sweet Spot: May; SeptemberCrowds are thinner before and after the summer school break, and you can still swim in the relatively warm ocean come fall.
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On an open-seating flight, head for the back of the airplane. If the flight's not full, it'll likely be emptier back there.
Karen Dion Freelance Editor
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