LA temperatures are mid 80s, even in the middle of winter.
Happy 2018 Jetsetters! If you’re living on the East Coast of the States right now, or pretty much anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ve been dealing with some cold, dreary, and isolating weather in recent months. However, here in LA, the sun is beaming hard as if it were the middle of July. Although February is usually the start of California’s wet season, some experts say we’re facing another drought this year. As conscientious as I try to be about Mother Nature, global warming, and all other ecological issues, I truly cannot deny the fact that I’m enjoying this weather. Coming from someone who loves rainy days, this is a bold statement.
The breeze is cool but the sun shines strong. I have the luxury of wearing short sleeve shirts at night without a jacket, and if I’m lucky enough, I can even get away with wearing shorts on my morning coffee run. The invitingly warm weather easily makes everyone want to spend time outdoors, myself included. When I know the weekend forecast looks prime, I make sure I’m going to be doing something outside. These are my three favorite things to on a weekend when the sky’s clear and temperatures are mid 80s, even in the middle of winter… Because it’s LA, right?
1. CHECK OUT A MUSEUM
I know some people are not into museums, and don’t feel the need to criticize obscure pieces of art. I totally get it. But, there are museums that are interactive, and dare I say it, fun. The Broad in Downtown LA is the perfect museum to spend the day roaming around. With awesome pop art, life-size pieces, and a cute café adjacent, this is ideal place to both cool off and show all of your Instagram and Snapchat followers where the trendy art is. If you’re over 21, there’s even a hotel just a patch of grass away where you can down a few cold beers after a day of learning about different artists.
2. HANG OUT AT A ROOFTOP BAR
I think we can all agree one of the best perks of being in LA- whether you’re a local or a tourist, is checking out the abundant rooftop bars. Nothing beats the view of the Hollywood Hills lit up after sundown. As the sun starts to set later in the evening, the sea breeze makes its way to the city; making the weather even more enjoyable. EP LP is my go-to rooftop bar on any given day of the week. Owned and run by Australians, I can’t help but want to call this bar a bit of my second home. Picturesque sunsets, good music every night, and a great menu for when the drunchies kick in, it’s hard for me to deny this place my business. I’ve literally never had a bad time here. It’s almost like the employees know when you’re feeling a certain way; on extra chilly nights they even ignite heated lamps and pass around fuzzy blankets to make sure you’re cozy in your cute outfit.
3. HAVE A BEACH DAY
This might seem like to most obvious and instinctive thing to do when in LA, right? Some people aren’t into the beach- whether it’s too much sand or people who don’t know how to shake their towels out away from your face. But if you find the right beach, which there are plenty of in LA, you can make an epic day out of catching some waves, getting Vitamin D, and bringing all of the necessary food and drinks to snack on. Take a drive along Pacific Coast Highway out to Malibu and lay low with the locals on the sand or at one of the many amazing seafood restaurants.
So jetsetters, if you’re from LA or plan on visiting anytime soon, I hope some of these activities are right up your alley, whether it’s for weekend activities or if you have some spare time during the week. Take it from someone who was born and raised out here, you’re going to want to bask in our very moderate winters, if they even count!