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Chapter 4: Los Angeles

Chapter 4: Los Angeles

When you take a private jet to Los Angeles, you can bask in the California sunshine, Hollywood glamour and holiday magic that this incredible city offers. A holiday vacation in Los Angeles will surely delight you and help you get into the holiday spirit with fun activities, magical festivities and stunning decorations.

Winter in Los Angeles

Los Angeles winter weather is typically warm and comfortable, with an average daily high temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and an average daily low temperature of 49 degrees Fahrenheit. The city's coldest day generally falls on December 25, when temperatures range between 48 degrees Fahrenheit and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

Where to Stay

When you spend a winter holiday in Los Angeles, you can stay in Hollywood luxury and rest your head in the preferred hotels of celebrities and movie stars.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills offers an elegant experience for a dream holiday in the glamorous Beverly Hills. Enjoy stunning views from suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and indulge in decadent cuisine curated by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Waldorf Astoria offers incredible spaces to relax and enjoy Beverly Hills, from opulent lounges and luxurious suites to a gorgeous rooftop pool.

Hotel Bel-Air

Escape to a legendary Los Angeles paradise at Hotel Bel-Air. This sophisticated estate exudes peace and elegance with residential-style suites and celebrity ambiance. Plants, trees and weaving paths make this hotel an intimate haven just a mile away from Beverly Hills. Hotel Bel-Air is the perfect relaxing getaway for a holiday vacation.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Beverly Hills offers guest rooms, suites and private villas surrounded by lush tropical gardens. It is Southern California's only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel, and it provides exemplary service. At The Peninsula Beverly Hills, you can indulge in fresh Californian and European Brasserie cuisine or relax in the tranquil spa for an exquisite experience.

Beverly Wilshire

Stay at Beverly Wilshire to enjoy fine dining, breathtaking views, designer shopping and luxurious comfort. This property is a preferred destination for royalty, celebrities and the international elite. Bright and airy suites provide the perfect escape for a warm holiday vacation.

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Follow The Beverly Hills Hotel's iconic signage and signature red carpet into a grand lobby as you begin your stay at this fantastic establishment. The Beverly Hills Hotel will make you feel like a movie star with superb service and incredible accommodations. When you book a stay at The Beverly Hills Hotel, you can relax and unwind in modern Hollywood glamour.

Sunset Marquis

Sunset Marquis is an oasis in the center of West Hollywood's excitement. Explore the Sunset Strip and Hollywood's nightlife before resting your head in a relaxing, spacious and stylish room. Enjoy a tranquil stay and indulge in outstanding cuisine while dining alfresco in the beautiful California sunshine. Your holiday vacation will be one to remember when you stay at Sunset Marquis.

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills is an urban retreat in the heart of Beverly Hills. This intimate escape exudes old Hollywood luxury with sumptuous accommodations featuring walk-through dressing rooms, generous vanities and full-length triptych mirrors.

Treat yourself to rejuvenating treatments at the property's holistic spa or relax poolside on the rooftop retreat overlooking the gorgeous Hollywood hills. Stay at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills for an unforgettable holiday vacation.

What to Do

If you are wondering what to do in Los Angeles, you will be delighted with the city's festive options. From holiday celebrations to exciting theme parks, Los Angeles offers incredible fun. When you spend a winter holiday in Los Angeles, you can enjoy the following activities:

Winter Theme Park Events

Los Angeles is home to exciting theme parks that transform into festive holiday celebrations during the winter. Attend Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood to enter the whimsical world of Whoville, or visit the park's Wizarding World of Harry Potter to celebrate Christmas at Hogwarts. Enjoy dazzling lights, carolers, holiday musical performances and holiday-themed dance numbers.

You can also visit Knott's Berry Farm this winter, which transforms into Knott's Merry Farm during the holiday season. This festive celebration features Snoopy and the Peanuts characters in a fantastic ice show, Santa's Christmas Cabin, a tree lighting ceremony, fabulous decorations and carolers. Los Angeles' theme parks are full of holiday cheer that will surely delight you.


Los Angeles museums are a must-see during a warm holiday vacation. There is something for everyone in the city, from stunning art pieces to Los Angeles history. Visit the Getty Villa to peruse breathtaking architecture, thought-provoking art and gorgeous gardens. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is also a fascinating exhibition space. This incredible museum showcases cinematic treasures and walks visitors through filmmaking history.

Celebrate the New Year

Celebrate New Year's Eve in fabulous Hollywood for an unforgettable night, or immerse yourself in Chinese culture at a Lunar New Year celebration. Lunar New Year celebrations occur in several locations throughout Los Angeles. Many people visit Chinatown to witness a spectacular Golden Dragon parade, eat delicious cuisine and enjoy fantastic cultural performances. Los Angeles is the perfect place to ring in the new year and celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Ice Skating

Glide through a winter wonderland in the middle of Los Angeles. Visit Huntington Beach's Paséa Hotel and Spa to skate on the property's beachfront event lawn transformed into a holiday rink. You can also order sweet and savory culinary delights or rent a fire pit for a cozy evening. Ice skating with ocean views is a unique experience that makes for an unforgettable holiday vacation.

The LA Auto Show

The Los Angeles Convention Center hosts one of the largest auto shows globally. This incredible event features 1,000 vehicles and allows visitors to test drive luxury cars, shop for new vehicles and discover the latest technology. Visit the Los Angeles Auto Show to see the most magnificent automobiles and experience the excitement of the automotive industry's growth.

Surf and Ski

Spending the holidays in Los Angeles allows you to experience the best of cold and warm temperatures. You can ride the waves on the area's beautiful beaches or hit the slopes for an exhilarating winter adventure. Both the Mount Baldy ski resort and Malibu beach are a short drive from Los Angeles, so you can enjoy both activities on the same day if you desire.

The Tournament of Roses Parade

Attend America's New Year celebration in person at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. This spectacular event features music, sports and stunning floats made entirely of flowers. This holiday celebration is an excellent way to celebrate the new year on a warm holiday vacation.

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