Averages for Los Angeles in October

Weather Lowdown

Although cooler than September, October in Los Angeles is still very warm with an average temperature of 18°C (about 65°F). The weather in Los Angeles during this month is very pleasant and a great temperature for exploring Los Angeles.

With an average high temperature of about 24°C (around 75°F) at its height and only 12°C (about 54°F) at its lowest, you can still go out and about in light clothing such as t-sh...

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  • Temperature Temperature 18°C 65°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 24°C 75°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 12°C 54°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 15 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 2 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 19°C 66°F

Weather Lowdown

Although cooler than September, October in Los Angeles is still very warm with an average temperature of 18°C (about 65°F). The weather in Los Angeles during this month is very pleasant and a great temperature for exploring Los Angeles.

With an average high temperature of about 24°C (around 75°F) at its height and only 12°C (about 54°F) at its lowest, you can still go out and about in light clothing such as t-shirts and shorts. Trousers and long-sleeved tops may be appropriate for the evenings as they are slightly cooler.

The amount of average daily sunshine is about 10 hours a day, slightly lower than the number of hours in September but still plenty of daylight time to enjoy the outdoors in Los Angeles. The chance of having a sunny day in October is 55 percent so bring your sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.

With the average rainfall in Los Angeles during October being only 15mm across two days, it is likely you will only experience a light shower during your visit, depending on how long you stay. The chance of rain on any given day is only 10 percent, while the chance of a cloudy day is 17 percent. So, no worries if you forget an umbrella or raincoat; more than likely, you won't need it during your stay in October.

The average sea temperature is around 19°C (around 66°F), so you can head to the beach and take advantage of the still-warm weather, sun and sand. You may even want to take a dip in the sea if you're feeling brave; the water at this temp feels refreshing after time on the hot sand!

Where to Stay

A favorite of many celebrities and dignitaries, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles has been a part of the city scape for over 90 years. The 683 guest rooms feature warm furnishings and marble bathrooms. The Executive and Club Level floors have extra amenities like a 24/7 business lounge with drinks and snacks.

Built in 1925, Hotel Figueroa provides a private oasis in the middle of the bustle of downtown Los Angeles. All the rooms have the same Mediterranean touches seen throughout the rest of the hotel. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool with 21-and-over pool parties throughout the week, poolside lounge and fitness center.

Just minutes from Hollywood's best attractions, the Hollywood Hotel offers affordable and comfortable rooms and numerous amenities. From the free hot breakfast buffet every morning to the mini-fridges and microwaves in each room, you'll be covered come breakfast and snack time.

Things to Do

October would not be complete without an Oktoberfest celebration and Los Angeles has several to choose from to get your German fix. Celebrate Oktoberfest in Torrance at the Alpine Village with a 3,000-seater biergarten, huge array of beers, food, traditional German music, and competitions for cow milking and yodeling.

October is also the month of Halloween and the people of Los Angeles really like to go to town on their celebrations. Head on down to Long Beach and visit the Queen Mary for the Shipwreck Halloween Terrorfest. This grand ocean liner is transformed for one night only into a horrifying series of gruesome mazes, designed to strike terror deep into your heart!

The Mexican Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival offers a traditional Mexican celebration of All Hallows' Eve with music, performance art, masks, costumes, arts and crafts and traditional Mexican food.

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival celebrates the best in Latin film-making from South America, the Caribbean and Spain. 

Queen Mary Long Beach Los Angeles

Queen Mary, Long Beach, Los Angeles.

Hit the Beach

San Clemente Beach is one of Los Angeles' most southern beaches and known for its strong winds that provide relief from the heat of the inland. The beach stretches for one mile and gives visitors views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and steep, scenic bluffs on the other. If you want to explore beyond the beach, there are several bike and walking trails in the area.

Found in the heart of the city of Laguna Beach, Main Laguna Beach has a lit bit of everything. From the natural beauty of the tide pools to the active fun of the volleyball and basketball courts and playground, Laguna Beach promises a fun time for all visitors.

Eating & Drinking Out

Located in West Hollywood, Jones Hollywood offers guests classic Italian dishes like pastas, thin-crust pizzas and antipasto appetizers. Open for lunch and dinner, Jones also has a long cocktail list to enjoy a nice drink with your meal. If you're low on cash, check out the Beggar's Banquet on Sundays through Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. At the banquet, you'll find Happy Hour prices on drinks, as well as $8 pastas, $6 pizzas and $5 salads.

Vegetarians rejoice! The chefs at The Gadarene Swine in Studio City focus on vegetables when crafting their dishes. You can choose from seven, nine and 12-course tasting menus or opt for a dish from the snacks, starters or dessert menus. On Saturdays and Sundays, The Gadarene Swine serves brunch with dishes like pancakes, bruschetta and porridge.

Redbird in downtown Los Angeles features Chef Neal Fraser, who creates modern American cuisine for visiting patrons. When dining at Redbird, you can choose from small plates or opt for one of the large entrees, big enough to share. The restaurant has two in-house mixologists putting together yummy cocktails and a sommelier with an extensive wine list. 

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