It’s a good idea to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a jacket any time of the year. It gets chilly in the evening by the beach, even in the summer.
Wear comfortable shoes. Avoid heels and open-toed shoes.
L.A. is wonderful for many reasons. The ability to get around quickly on its streets is not one of them. Be sure to give yourself enough time for traffic, parking, and the unexpected.
The City parking garage one street east of us on 2nd St between Broadway and Santa Monica is a solid bet. It's close and only $3 for the first 3 hours ($1.85 each additional 30 mins).
There is also underground valet parking in our building for $18 for the day.