28 Best Things to Do in LA in February (2023)
Updated: Mar 9
Looking to celebrate love and romance in Los Angeles? Here is our guide to the best things to do in LA this February. From fun, Valentine's Day experiences to romantic dining spots to highly anticipated city events, don't miss these top picks to add to your calendar. Keep reading for 28 things to do in LA (one for every day of the month).
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LA Art Show (2023)
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, known for its modern art scene, celebrates with an annual art fair showcasing the best work of the contemporary art world. Born in the Pasadena Convention Center in 1994 and now settled at the LA Convention Center, the LA Art Show has become a staple of art culture. It only comes once a year (to LA art lovers, this is Christmas) making it all the more special. Come marvel at the art show during February 15 - 19, and be sure to purchase your tickets ASAP.
Also check out opening night with an amazing list of A-List celebrities including Rita Ora, Emma Roberts, and Anne Hathaway.
Escondido Canyon Trail, Malibu
It's a favorite hiking spot for LA locals, visually stunning, and a trip you definitely do not want to miss out on taking at least once in your life. Located in secluded Malibu, this 3.8-mile round-trip trail is considered an easier hiking route that is ideal for beginners that allows more time to be spent enjoying the natural surrounding visitors; especially the waterfall at the end.
18000 Park Plaza Dr, Cerritos
ABC is easy as 123, and so is purchasing these tickets. The Jacksons are coming to the Cerrito Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 24th, and it’s a special show you definitely want to see. They’ll be bringing back their history-making Motown hits and busting out their classic dance moves. Be sure to grab tickets before they sell out.
8029 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
As one of West Hollywood’s newest nightclubs, Offsunset has quickly become a hot spot for numerous A-list guests that are seeking a VIP place to party. Located on Sunset Boulevard, this lounge is settled in a location that holds a reputation as being one of LA’s best nightlife scenes, showcasing some of the best events in LA on the weekend. Make your way to this club; if you can get on the exclusive guest list.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Add the Wisdom Tree to your hiking agenda. Follow the 3-mile short, yet steep, trail while taking in the stunning scenery. You will eventually make your way to one of the luckiest trees, still standing, as it was the only tree in its area to survive the 2007 Barham Fire. It also happens to be near the center of Hollywood, making for some great equidistant traveling to nearby iconic spots as well.
6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles
Bringing its guests, quite literally, to the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, Ka’Teen provides a fresh menu with hand-picked ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. In addition to a culinary experience that is meant to recreate the ancient foods of the Yucatan people, courtesy of celebrity chef Wes Avila, this space also provides jungle scenery to make guests feel as though they are smack in the middle of the ancient forests of the Yucatan as well.
The Lion King
6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
Live from Pantages Theater, it’s the Lion King. The amazing broadway show born in New York City is brought to you right in the world’s entertainment capital on Hollywood Blvd. Experience this story like never before with a lively performance up close and in person starting February 2nd! Tickets can be purchased here.
351 S Hill St, Los Angeles
Built and operating since 1901, the Angels Flight takes passengers on a brief but memorable trip from Hill Street to California Plaza. This trip allows guests to visit some of the filming spots (like LA LA Land) at which this flight was featured. Take in the sights of LA's gorgeous scenery while reliving some movie moments.
Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
This is one of the most highly anticipated theme park additions to come to LA. The wait is almost over because it opens on February 17th. There are plenty of exciting attractions including driving Mario Karts, exploring Bowser’s Castle, and dining at the Toadstool Cafe.
1518 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles
Grandmaster Recorders is a living celebration of Italian cuisine, influenced by Australian and Californian flares. Some of their upcoming events include Super Bowl Sunday (February 12th), which allows guests to catch the game on the rooftop along with a great seating view, specialized menu, open bar, and live DJ. In addition, their Valentine's Day Special (February 14th) promises a romantic evening, complete with champagne upon arrival, and a very special menu for the night. Whether it's a trendy restaurant experience, a chill rooftop vibe, or exclusive club dancing...Grandmaster Recorders has something for everyone.
Cupid’s Undie Run
10 Washington Blvd, Venice
Cupid’s Undie Run, every February, brings thousands of Americans together, whether in person or virtual, to support those affected by Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. This event, in true LA fashion, kicks off with drinking and dancing, then takes off for a mile-long run, topping it all off with a celebratory dance party. The twist? You do it all in your undies. Register for the 2023 run here.
Ride the Pacific Surfliner
800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles
Hop on the Pacific Surfliner and see the Southern Californian coast. You can take it all the way up to San Luis Obispo or ride it down to San Diego. The train itself has a café car with food and drinks, Wi-Fi and charging outlets, and a stellar view of the coast like you've never seen before.
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles
Located in downtown Los Angeles, Grand Central Market is a large public market holding rich LA history. Having first opened in 1917, the market has not slowed down since and features a wide variety of vendors selling both prepared and fresh foods such as meat, seafood, baked goods, and specialty items.
Some of the most highly anticipated events being held at the market in February are their live musical guests such as Carey Frank (Feb 3) and Kyle Crane (Feb 24), as well as their film presentations including Queen of the Damned (Feb 10) and Jennifer's Body (Feb 14).
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 CA-1, Malibu
Consisting of a large soccer field, two baseball diamonds, and a playground for the little ones, you’ll never run out of things to do here. This six-acre community park in Los Angeles is a perfect place to visit for an LA getaway, especially with its wide variety of special events including community classes, sports leagues, and more. It is also open to private events with picnic tables and the Michael Landon Community Center being available to rent.
The Beverly Hills Songbook
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles
On February 2, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra is coming to Disney Hall, and they're bringing the Beverly Hills Songbook. This performance celebrates the city's prominent musical legacy ranging from artists such as Rachmaninoff and Horowitz.
With a pre-program reception from 7-7:30 pm, followed by a panel at 7:30 pm and the performance at 8 pm. You can also explore the architecture and history of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
2640 Main St, Santa Monica
An iconic Santa Monica restaurant, the Victorian is settled only one block from the beach. It's a laid-back venue and features a range of seafood and other American cuisine options, with a goal to implement the energy of San Francisco. Wine Wednesdays and Salsa Thursdays are great, but if you are looking for really fun things to do in LA this weekend then look no further than their Friday kickoff which hosts a DJ on each floor until 2 am.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena
Appropriately named after its location in Rose Bowl Stadium, this large outdoor market is held on the second Sunday of every month, and hosts over 2,500 vendors selling everything under the sun from antiques, vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry, and more. For the month of February it will only be there on Sunday the 12th, so be sure to attend.
This market offers goods for casual shoppers and serious collectors/dealers. It is quite a popular spot to visit for both locals and visitors.
Barnes and Noble Cafe
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles
Calling all bookworms. Barnes and Noble cafe, aside from being book heaven, serves as a great center for relaxing and reading as well. One of its perks is that it offers an in-store cafe that provides comfortable seating, in addition to foods and drinks that elevate a great reading experience. The month of February also brings in authors for book signings and photo ops. Take a pic with Chrissy Metz and Bradley Collins (Feb 15), catch. a read-aloud from Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt for her new children's book, Good Night, Sister (Feb 11), and hear about Chris Palmer's experience on the Fresh Prince of BelAir (Feb 9).
Illusion Magic Lounge
1418 4th St, Santa Monica
With a larger-than-life venue, this illusion theater hosts many of the world’s most famous world-class magicians, exotic dancers, and various other performing artists. Complete with a lounge that offers a fantastic selection of drinks and foods, you definitely want to make time for one of the best magic acts LA has to offer during this Valentine's Day season.
LA Travel Convention
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
If you are visiting LA in February, you’ll want to make space for the Travel & Adventure Show. Meet with travel experts and other groups who are experts at planning travel activities. You’ll be receiving the most up-to-date travel tips, have the chance to meet with some travel celebs, and gain access to show-only travel savings and trip giveaways.
Join the convention February 18-19 to learn ways to make your trips memorable.
Aquarium Comedy Show
1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica
It’s exactly as it sounds. On Saturday, February 11th, you have the chance to come face to face with some of the most prominent voices in today’s modern comedy world at Heal the Bay Aquarium in Santa Monica. Major headliners from Netflix & Comedy Central will show up for 90 minutes of stand-up, all while you are surrounded by visually stunning aquarium scenery.
Let’s Go Disco
710 E 4th Place, Los Angeles
Get down and get funky at one of the last remaining authentic discos in Los Angeles. Reminiscent of the 1970s LA nightlife on Sunset, this 1970s-themed Italian disco promises a fun time and getaway into another decade. Bring your friends, bring a date, or just bring yourself to this fun and groovy spot to enjoy some great drinks and music.
Death & Co.
810 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Bringing the energy of its birthplace in New York right to LA, Death & Co offers upscale dining with a New American menu, creative drinks, and the intimate atmosphere of an old-time speakeasy. Located in LA’s vibrant Arts District neighborhood, this eatery is convenient for a midday pause to the fun activities of the day and is an even better night experience. Their world-class cocktails and small delicious meals are their most notable feature. Altogether, this place has the makings of a romantic night out, so be sure to set a reservation for yourself and your significant other.
340 Main St, Venice
Originally built for the advertising agency Chiat/Day, the Binoculars Building is a beloved architectural structure located in Venice. It is known for its unique design featuring two large binocular-shaped structures connected by a bridge. While it is not open to the public, its postmodern architecture and bold design have been observed by many for years. It has also been featured in several films, tv shows, and music videos.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
This popular hiking spot in Hollywood Hills covers 160 acres of trails and has a variety of trails for every hiker's skill level. Runyon Canyon is also known for its scenic views of the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Basin, which are frequented by many celebrities. With a playground and dog park, this is a convenient spot to bring the whole family and is an easy recommendation to visit for both LA locals and tourists.
Time Travel Mart in Echo Park
1714 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
This is simultaneously a convenience store for time travelers as well as the headquarters of Barnacle & Barnacle Publishers. Who are they you ask? This store is a non-profit organization donating all proceeds towards supporting Los Angeles' elementary, junior, and high school students in developing their creative writing skills, as well as assisting teachers in facilitating them.
Venus ET Fleur
6600 CA-27, Canoga Park
With a background story perfect for Valentine’s Day, this bouquet shop was created as a means to elevate the floral industry and create luxury arrangements to enhance the quality of the gift. They are especially known for their Eternity Flowers which is one of their most prominent custom flower sets that are prepared to last a year.
Tacos Tu Madre (Santa Monica)
606 Broadway #100, Santa Monica, CA 90401
This restaurant is a love letter to Mexican cuisine. Since 2015, Tu Madre has been a small hub for tacos and breakfast burritos and uses a diverse range of ingredients and cooking techniques. They also offer a wide variety of options for guests of various diets including plant-based meals. Having expanded to various locations throughout Los Angeles, they have just opened a new restaurant in Santa Monica, in addition to their already existing locations in Hancock Park, Los Feliz, and West Hollywood.
The month of February gives us a great opportunity try many new things. However, it's better to share these experiences with friends, family, and lovers. Let us know what is your favorite thing to do in LA in February.
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