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The LA Girl Winter Bucket List 2017: 11 Awesome Things to Do in LA This Winter

LA Winter Bucket List 2017

The temperature may never dip below 55 in LA during the winter months, but that doesn’t stop LA girls from enjoying winter to the fullest. Here is The LA Girl Winter Bucket List 2017 with 11 awesome things to do in LA this winter!

Enjoy a Seasonal Cocktail

LA bars are releasing their seasonal menus for your drinking pleasure. Our favorites include the Not Your Madre’s Eggnog at Gracias Madre or a spiked cider at Thirsty Crow.

Have a Beach Day

Make your friends on the east coast jealous by spending a relaxing day at the beach! It might be too chilly to go for a dip, but bring your favorite cardigan and some friends for a picnic and watch the sun set.

Go Ice Skating

Ice Skating pop up rinks are appearing all around LA – so dust off your winter jacket that’s been shoved in the back of your closet and get ready to lace up your skates. Warm up with hot cocoa and skate amidst the DTLA skyline at the Pershing Square rink.

LA Winter Bucket List 2017: Ice Skating

Dessert Crawl

With the plethora of gourmet donuts, creative ice creams, and cute cupcakes it’s easy to design your own dessert crawl around town. We recommend beginning with the Halo donut at B Sweet Bakery – a donut filled with ice cream!

Go to Museums for Free

On Sunday, January 28 2018, dozens of museums will open their doors be visit free of charge. While not every SoCal museum is participating, you can visit some of the big ones like LACMA, The Getty, The Broad, and the GRAMMY museum sans-ticket.

Take Advantage of Post-Christmas Shopping to Treat Yourself

Now that you’ve gotten presents for every one else, it’s time to treat yourself to the post-Christmas sales. Head over to newly-renovated Westfield Century City where you can enjoy holiday experiences, catch a movie or grab a bite  at trending Eataly!

LA Winter Bucket List 2017: Post-Christmas Shopping

Head to Mount Baldy for Snowy Fun

See some real snow and go tubing with a day trip to Mount Baldy! Only an our outside of LA, Mount Baldy offers zip lines, hiking, and other fun outdoor activities to help you escape from the city for a few hours.

Warm Up With A Bowl of Pho

Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup that has exploded into the LA food scene. Hop on your favorite food delivery app and have a warm bowl of delicious pho ga brought to your front door for a warm and comforting dinner, or head out to a pho restaurant you haven’t been to for date night. Our favorites include Mama Hong and Ktown Pho.

Take a Staycation

Book an AirBnB in the hills or hotel room by the beach to fend off cabin fever without the expensive plane tickets. Switch up your scenery to refresh and revitalize yourself for the new year.

things to do in la winter: staycation

Enjoy Smaller Crowds at Local Theme Parks

After the Christmas rush and kids head back to school, crowds will thin out at Disneyland and Universal. Play hooky from work and hit every ride in the park to kick off your 2018!

Take the Polar Bear Plunge

Bathing suit up and jump in the not-too-chilly waters of LA for the annual Polar Bear Plunge! Push your limits and start your new year off with a splash!

When adding to your list of things to do in LA in winter, don’t forget to check off some hikes off your list – here are some easy ones and intermediate ones to go do!