It's a Winter Wonderland in Los Angeles

Manhattan Beach | Photo courtesy of Eric Demarcq, Flickr

Don’t hate us because we’re beautiful: the Los Angeles weather forecast calls for 80 degrees on Christmas Day and into the weekend. LA’s gorgeous weather is the gift that keeps on giving, so to help you get the most out of it, here are a few activities to get you outside and enjoy the sunshine today and all year long.

SKATE IN THE SUN

Photo courtesy of Woodland Hills Ice, Facebook

If you're still dreaming of a white Christmas, you can have the best of both worlds by lacing up a pair of skates and gliding around one of LA’s outdoor ice skating rinks...in a t-shirt and shorts, of course.

DIVE INTO THE DEEP END

Photo courtesy of W Los Angeles - Westwood, Facebook

Dive into one of LA’s hottest hotel pools, then take that poolside selfie wearing your sunglasses and sipping a cold beverage.

GO FOR A HIKE

Rising Sun Trail | Photo by Daniel Djang

Los Angeles has hundreds of miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy to strenuous. Whether you’re in the heart of Hollywood or ready to explore an otherworldly landscape, here are some of LA’s best hiking trails.

ENJOY A PICNIC

Photo courtesy of Grand Park, Facebook

Picnics are a great summertime tradition, which in LA means pretty much all year. While some of these locations aren’t open during the holidays, there are plenty of parks throughout the city ready to host your winter picnic.

CRUISE DOWN PCH

Pacific Coast Highway | Photo courtesy of Eric Demarcq, Flickr

For a quintessential Southern California experience, head to the coast, put the top down, and cruise down Highway 1, aka Pacific Coast Highway. Our guide to spectacular coastal drives takes you from Malibu south to Santa Monica and the Beach Cities, all the way to the Palos Verdes Peninsula and San Pedro.