If you're looking for ways to take advantage of the warm weather forecast over Labor Day weekend, the last long holiday of this godforsaken summer, look no farther.
We've put together some of our favorite summer stories, maps, and guides to help you plot out the best ways to spend the three-day weekend in and around Los Angeles. Looking for a campsite? A good picnic spot? A "secret" Malibu beach? A good day trip destination? Find it all here.
For the ultimate round-up of the best things to do in Los Angeles in the summer, don't miss our seasonal pocket guide, which focuses on cultural institutions, like the Getty Center, and outdoor activities, like kayaking the LA River. The 26 activities were hand-picked by our editors, and we wouldn't do you wrong.
Labor Day may mark the end of summer, but LA's warm weather always hangs around well past September. Let these ideas carry you through fall, too.