Escape to LA this winter

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It’s never too early to start planning a winter escape and if you haven’t got a destination in mind yet, then check out why Los Angeles should be on top of your list. Below we’ve listed some of the top things you can get up to during the winter season in LA. But remember, before you jet off, you’ll need to ensure you’ve got your ESTA application ready.

1. Go ice skating

Winter wouldn’t be the same unless you had an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor ice skating session, and thankfully LA offers just that very thing. There are a handful of outdoor rinks that stay frozen right through until February, so you can skate the whole season through. Wherever you want to glide in Santa Monica’s ocean breeze, or in the shadows of Downtown’s skyscrapers, lace up your ice skates.

2. Enjoy a hike

Los Angeles is blessed with a warm climate nearly all year round, meaning the winter season actually offers some amazing views at some brilliant hikes. Thankfully, when it comes to choosing an area in which to hike, you are simply spoilt for choice. Whether it’s the Runyon Canyon, Hollywood, or The Sara Wan Trailhead at Corral Canyon (where the mountains collide them with the ocean), you can escape the hustle and bustle and be at one with nature, without catching frostbite!

3. Celebrate Chinese new year

Lunar new year celebrations in LA last until February, with plenty of brilliant things to do, from kids activities such as paper-lantern making to a century-old Chinatown parade. Slurp some of the best noodle dishes the city has to offer and indulge in some classic dim sum. Whether you’re experiencing the holiday for the first time, or it’s a tradition, LA is the perfect place to join the Chinese new year festivities for fortune and good luck!

4. Enjoy winter cocktails

LA is filled with cute cocktail bars to enjoy delicious winter cocktails. You can enjoy your drinks with live music at a cosy quint bar, or go lavish and big with a classy evening on a rooftop LA bar. Whatever you choose, you can sip the night away with some delicious winter themed drinks that take over LA during winter.

Start planning your escape to Los Angeles today and check out this useful guide on packing for a USA trip away.