Luggage and bags:
have bags w/ wheels.pack light- you'll want to shop and bring things home
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bring a light denim jacket and a cardigan or two for nights- they can be chilly year round .
bring comfy shoes for walking around but, bring your snazzy ones too- this is Hollywood! A girl's uniform in L.A. is tight jeans and high heels!Guys should have black pants and shoes for dining out!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It is dry here so lots of lotion and moisturizer, vaseline lip therapy and sunscreen!
Los Angeles does not get as hot as many people assume. In the summer, the temperature is usually in the eighties (80F), with ocean breezes near the water. At night, the city cools off considerably. Every now and then the temps soar into the upper nineties, but it's rare that it would get any hotter than that. In the winter months, the temperatures are often in the fifties sixties (50-60F). You'll want to be wearing pants and sweaters.
In general, it's a good idea to pack in layers when coming to L.A. Bring T-shirts for the daytime and light jackets for the evening. The good news? It rarely rains, so you probably won't need to pack an umbrulla. Make sure to bring along your sunglasses and sunscreen, though!
L.A. is not quite as fashion conscious as New York, but we still shudder at the sight of fanny packs and big, white tennis shoes. Don't look like a tourist! There' s not a problem with pickpockets or muggers here... you can carry a shoulder bag without fear. Your wardrobe should be casual, but chic.
LA is very casual. Dress is even at it's hippest very informal. I haven't worn a tie in years except for a wedding or funeral. I rarely wear a 'sport coat' I often wear shorts to everything but the swankest spots and even still if it's in the beachy part of town, you can pretty much always wear shorts or jeans and shirt.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring Camping equipment if you have it. There are lots of great spots near LA to do some tremendous camping. Leo Carillo beach in Malibu, Joshua Tree, and Near Ojai are just some of the places.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always dress in layers for a full-day outing in Los Angeles. Though the afternoon may be very warm, evening temperatures can drop leaving you chilly if not downright cold. I've wasted a lot of money buying sweatshirts because I forgot to bring one along. Do yourself a favor - through a sweater in a bag or in the car - you'll probably need it when the sun sets.
In the summer, California is a great place for shorts and tank tops. If your are near a beach I advise you to bring a light jacket, it does get a little cooler than usual.
At night, I would prefer to wear jeans because it's hot during the day but very cool at night. I learned that lesson.
Bring flip flops. Get rid of that sock tan line while you can.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring a beach umbrella if possible. It can get fairly hot to where you can just feel your skin burning.
You may think L.A. is all about sun but when it goes down in the evening, it's gone and what is often left is a chill. Not only during the latter months but also in the spring and summer, one can feel the breezy temperatures.
If you are close to the beach, you will feel the marine layer and down right freeze without a thick second layer on many nights. Also in the inland areas, expect some nippy winds.
So, bring a jacket along with that t-shirt and pair of shorts! You'll want to go out and enjoy the nightlife, so be well-prepared!
You will need your warm weather clothes for the day and some kind jacket or light sweater for the evening because it does get cool.
Miscellaneous: Bring some sunblock if you are not used to being out in the sun alot and a hat of some sort. The only place I got sunburned was on my head.
Los Angeles has a very strange weather. You can have up to 30 C during the day and in the evening around 18 ! Evenings are very chilly here. So have a jacket with you.
Generally even in summer the weather never gets over 30. Specially near the beaches you have a very refreshing breeze which comes from the ocean and freshens up the temperatures of the coastside to the downtown LA. In the vallies (San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley) the temperatures can get very hot during the summer.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing to advise. Just a good sun protection cream.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you plan to go to the national parks, it can get very cold up there. On 2000 m height it gets very chilly. So be prepared !
Make sure you bring a spring jacket and a baseball cap or kangol hat for your head. Some days are a little cool and the mornings and nights can be cold.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Hit the beach in the afternoons when it is warmer.
If you are coming during the winter, be prepared for generally, sunny days and cool evenings. The best way to dress is in layers. When it does rain, it is chilly. So be prepared and do bring a warm jacket. When the sun is out, the days are quite comfortable and nice.
People on average dress pretty well and when you go to any of the clubs or nice restaurants, be prepared to dress up. Guys are recommended collared shirts. Try not to wear ripped jeans or work out gear out as some places do have strict dress code policies.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The Sombrero, even in January the sun was quite strong, besides wearing this in Olvera Street I felt like a local and not a tourist... haha ;0))