Looking to start the new year off with a fun trip away? Or perhaps you’re just looking to get away from the cold? We have an easy answer for both: Los Angeles. Not sure where to start for your trip? Here are a few fun things to check out during your getaway.
Get Out on the Rink
The Holiday Ice Rink can still be enjoyed through most of January. So, if you didn’t get a chance to get out during the craziness of the holidays, visit now! Be sure to check out the website for special events.
When: Open until January 21st
Where: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Street
Enjoy a Delicious Burger
Pasadena Cheeseburger Week is quickly approaching. It honors Lionel Sternberger, who was the first person to serve cheese on a hamburger in Pasadena’s Rite Spot in 1924. Over forty restaurants will celebrate with special deals and creations.
When: January 6th-11th
Where: all participating restaurants
Pour a Glass or Two
Love a good glass of wine? Then you will love Uncorked: LA Wine Fest. You can try over 200 kinds of wine and champagne, sample gourmet food, and enjoy live music. Be sure to secure tickets before you go.
When: January 26th, 5-9 pm
Where: Union Station, 800 North Alameda Street
LA Art Show
The LA Art Show is a great way to take advantage of the amazing art community. There is a wide assortment of historic, modern, contemporary and traditional art. This event has a plethora of art opportunities with gallery viewings, lectures, exhibits, afterparties and tours. Opening night will have a premiere party.
When: January 23rd – 27th
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St
Celebrate the Chinese New Year
The Lunar New Year Festival kicks off with dragon and lion dances, as well as firecrackers. It includes delicious cuisine, folk art, and a carnival zone, and spans five city blocks.
When: January 26th-27th, times vary
Where: Monterey Park
If your trip doesn’t align with these activities, don’t despair. There is still lots to see and do in the city year-round. You can enjoy a guided tour, visit the Observatory, check out the Santa Monica pier, see a comedy show, and so much more. It’s a trip you’ll want to make again and again!