Rain in L.A. is very unusual during the summer (May – September). In the other months (October – April) it rains more frequently, so an umbrella in your bag would help you sometimes.
Ear Plugs might be of help to light sleepers because Los Angeles is a noisy city. There are people on the streets in the early morning hours.
To obtain Dollars in advance is useful for paying for small items, gifts and food with cash, if desired.
Medical Supplies are not needed during the stay in Los Angeles. It is possible to buy local brands. However, all prescription medications for allergies and other diseases of certain brands are a must-bring.
A pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, after-sun cream and hat should be always in hand no matter it comes to a walk around the city or sunbathing on the beach. The sun of California is very heavy and it’s easy to get burned, especially in summer months.
A good and comfortable handbag for all necessary belongings and documents is a must. It must always be held in front because of the numerous pickpockets everywhere, especially in tourist spots and on the metro.