If you are from L.A., you are either thanking all the Gods of Los Angeles climate for having the best, snowless climate in the world or lamenting over the same exact fact. Now that the holidays are over, and all the holiday food cost us double the gym membership, it’s time to take a look into the events of 2018 and see what we could all do to enjoy the first few phenomenal months of 2018 in joy and splendor!
So, for all of you who are looking for something to do today, this weekend or any of the days in the upcoming months of 2018, consider the four options below first:
Ice-skate for joy
Now that the semi-chilly temperatures are gone and the gray skies have gone blueish again, your options for enjoyment in Los Angeles are virtually countless. Go ice-skating at the Lakes at Thousand Oaks Ice Rink as their water features get transformed into an outdoor ice skating rink each season. Or, if you are looking to experience something more pompous, go to Queen Mary! All from December 13, 2017, until Sunday, January 7, 2018, the iconic ship will be transformed into a winter wonderland for your skating and viewing pleasure. Plus, this year will feature an international theme with six different destinations which is kind of great, don’t you think? Rent a black car service L.A. to take you to your ice-skating destinations if you can’t be bothered to drive – you know that the City of Angels has got a number of the best ground transportation services for rent in the entire U.S.!
Find peace at the beach
Not an activity in itself per se but definitely something worth considering. L.A. is one of the cities in the world with the most spectacular beaches and given you are in the city, why not use the chance to enjoy the beaches as much as possible.
Whether you are looking for a more romantic time or some time to chill alone, the best thing to do is explore the city’s beaches, enjoy the white sand and the gorgeousness of the ocean. Since the official sunbathing season hasn’t yet started, everything’s deserted and it looks phenomenal. So, start the year off with some mental clarity, beach wonders and ocean waves. Here’s a suggestion: go for yoga lessons at the beach or organize chill nights with friends. It’ll be great!
Forget about Valentine’s
Although February is known to be the month of love and gifts (yes, yes, St. Valentine’s celebration always gets everyone all riled up), you don’t have to be one of the crazies, not in L.A. at least. Leave the chocolate and roses drama for some other month and use the extra day off during Presidents’ Day to go sightseeing around Los Angeles or skip town with a weekend getaway. Go see Joshua Tree (just three hours drive from L.A.), Ojai, the gorgeous pastoral town you’ll fall in love with, the wealthy Santa Barbara or Santa Catalina for the best time! No matter your love life status—you should enjoy February in all its L.A. glory! And, if you don’t want to drive to your destination – rent a limo. A simple search reduced to commands like “limo near me” or “black car near me” will get you some of the best limo ground transportation services in L.A. imaginable.
Shed the 2018 Holiday Weight
Sure, it’s not exactly an event or outing but hiking is one of the most prominent things citizens of L.A. are known for (at least those who keep their figure lean). So, if you’ve let yourself go a bit during the holidays, it’s time to make the first few months of 2018 your most intense hiking months. Fill your lungs with the less-smoggy air and sweet L.A. panorama by going on a hike to the Bronson Canyon with views of three major Hollywood landmarks (the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, and Bronson Cave) or the Wisdom Tree and Cahuenga Peak, rumored to be the only survivor of a wildfire in 2007. Stretch every muscle at a yoga class at Wilacre Park and bring your puppy for a walk, too! Activities like these aren’t only good for the body, but for the soul, as well. Plus, you get to meet other hikers and you never know what an amazing friendship or love thing you may be ending your hike with, right?