You don’t have to travel to Rio to get a taste of this year’s summer Olympics. From swimming and diving to beach volleyball and soccer, summer sports rule supreme in the land of sun and surf. Now get out there and celebrate the summer Olympics (and all thing Rio) the LA way.

Chillin’ on the Couch

Then when you've explored the history of the Olympics in our city and seen some live action, head home. Crank up the AC and watch games from the comfort of your own couch. Check your local listings for sporting events and times. The Olympics are on NBC and from August 5-August 21. See if Michael Phelps can break another record. Or if the American Women's Gymnastics team crushes it (as expected!). And plant the seeds of Olympic dreams in your own little athlete.

What’s your favorite summer Olympic sport?  Let us know in the comment section!

—Christina Fiedler