Things to Do in Los Angeles in August 2018

It doesn’t get much better than summer in Southern California and while the summer is starting to wind down, there is still a ton to do in Los Angeles before the summer is over.

If you’re looking for things to do in Los Angeles in August 2018, check out our list of the best local activities and attractions, including…

  • The Walking Dead Attraction at Universal Studios
  • Ghost Town at Knott’s Berry Farm
  • The Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Spend some time in Hollywood
  • and more…

Save on Attraction Admission

Regular admission to a number of these popular Los Angeles attractions are included on the Go Los Angeles® Card.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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Please note, the seasonal events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Los Angeles Card.

If you want a bigger list of seasonal events, then check out our suggested things to do in Los Angeles in the summer.

The Walking Dead Attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Image Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood

Image Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood unveiled “The Walking Dead” attraction recently, immerse yourself in the post-apocalyptic world of “The Walking Dead” and prepare to startled by some hungry walkers.

Artists from the show helped design this attraction, making it the closest feeling to being a part of the most popular cable TV show in history.

Getting In: Universal Studios Hollywood tickets are included on the 3, 5, and 7-Day Go Los Angeles Card.

Ghost Town at Knott’s Berry Farm

June-September 3rd, 2018


Knott’s Berry Farm is celebrating their annual Ghost Town attraction this summer!

Come ride the largest, fastest, and tallest wooden roller coaster on the west coast; the new GhostRider.

Ghost Town Alive! offers more interaction and wild west fun than ever before.  This event is one of my favorite things to do in San Diego in August.

Getting In: Knott’s Berry Farm tickets are included on the Go Los Angeles Card.

The Aquarium of the Pacific

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Take a ride out to Long Beach and head into the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Explore exhibits and discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Making this an incredibly diverse aquarium for whichever kind of marine life you enjoy.

Come face-to-face with and even touch (if you dare) the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, and watch the penguins play.

Getting In: Aquarium of the Pacific tickets are included on the Go Los Angeles Card.

Cool off at Knott’s Soak City

View of Knott's Soak City Water Park

Southern California is known for it’s beautiful weather but you may get a little warm sometimes and want to cool off, Knott’s Soak City is the perfect place to do that.

The water park covers about 13 acres and has seemingly everything you could possibly want, whether you seek thrills or a relaxing float down the lazy river, Knott’s Soak City has got you covered.

Getting In: Knott’s Soak City Water Park ticket are included on the Go Los Angeles Card.

Hang out in Hollywood

Start at the Hollywood Walk of Fame where you can see the star of your favorite celebrity. You may even run into some celebrities while you’re in Hollywood.

If you want to get even closer to the stars you can take a Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour and see the homes of some of Hollywood’s elites.

Getting In: Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour tickets are included on the Go Los Angeles Card.

If seeing movie locations is more your speed then you can take a Hollywood Behind the Scenes Tour, which feature locations stared by A-listers.

On your stroll through Hollywood, you’ll see some of the most famous theatres in the world as well as some of the top studios.

Getting In: Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes™ Tour by Red Line Tours tickets are included on the Go Los Angeles Card.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Los Angeles in August.

Remember, many of these great attraction options are included on the Go Los Angeles Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Please note, the seasonal events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Consider adding a few of these fun options to your August vacation itinerary.

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