Cloudy and 62° Here’s how to spend a gloomy day in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is rightly known for its endless sunshine, and rainy days are hard to come by in SoCal. Gloomy weather should be considered a rare treat. it shouldn’t be wasted sitting around waiting for the sun to come back. Each day offers its own gifts, so make the most of the cloudy weather by gifting yourself with the perfect rainy day itinerary. From coffee shops and comfort food to new books and a Swedish massage, this list can kick off your best rainy day.

Credit: Caffe Luxxe

There’s no better way to celebrate your rainy day than with a hot cup of coffee at LA’s favorite coffee shop. Cafe Luxxe provides the ideal rainy environment, warm, welcoming and stocked with freshly roasted coffee. To top it all off, Cafe Luxxe even has an adorable, fluffy dog ​​as their store mascot (@olliecafeluxxe:)! While enjoying a rainy morning, be sure to try the toasted breakfast bagel sandwich and Cafe Nico latte.

Locations: Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Long Beach

Gloomy Day Activities in Los Angeles - Getty Center
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Walking through the naturally lit halls The Getty– Brentwood’s hilltop monument that represents all things fiction, get ready to feel like the protagonist. View an exhibition of photographs by Utah Barth that focuses on exploring the passage of time before letting yourself get lost in an installation of 18th-century pastel portraits. You won’t want to miss strolling through Central Park, carefully landscaped with seasonal flowers and a maze of azaleas in a stream-fed pool, so be sure to have your umbrella ready (they’re offered at the museum).

Location: Los Angeles

Comfort is key on a rainy day, and nothing says comfort like gourmet pizza and a craft cocktail. As a winner of the Bib Gourmand award, Pizza it brings the excellence of Naples and the boldness of Los Angeles right to your plate. Pignatiello featuring braised short rib and parmigiano cream is sure to make you forget all the drudgery of rainy days. Pair your meal with the flower and lavender flavors of the Fiori cocktail or the coffee liqueur-based Caffe Corretto. You’ll be ready to jump into some puddles in no time.

Location: Brentwood, West Hollywood

Winston rotates its menu every month, so it’s worth more than one trip to this popular pie shop. There’s no pie to miss Winston, but chocolate cowgirl and cookie dough are the perfect hearty desserts for a dreary day. Makes mini pies, whole pies, and pie slices Winston ideal to enjoy by yourself or with your cozy companions. Also, if you need a little break from the elements, Winston delivery and also offers Bake at Home pies.

Location: Brentwood, West Hollywood

Indie bookstores and rainy days were just made for each other. Friendly to any budget, Diesel a perfect place to relax and wait out the rain. Lose yourself in the shelves and let yourself indulge in that novel you haven’t gotten around to reading. For the avid reader, Diesel offers tons of author visits, so you might just meet some of your favorite writers. A staple for your somber day, this Brentwood shop has been serving up quintessential rom-com vibes for decades. Meet someone lovely.

Location: Brentwood

Starting at $60, Now offers premium massages that are sure to bring your day to a perfect end. For 25, 50 or even 80 minutes, indulge yourself in the luxury of complete relaxation with a full menu of massages and treatments. With three main massage table options, each focused on a different aspect of your well-being;Now puts you in charge of your vacation. Allow yourself to be fully pampered by adding a calming hemp balm.

Locations: Santa Monica, West Hollywood, South Bay, Studio City, Silver Lake, Westlake Village, Pasadena, Long Beach