Things to Do Outdoors this Winter in L.A 

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When we think of winter season activities, snowman building, ice skating, and skiing all come to mind. However, if you live in a state that rarely snows, such as California, you may have a little difficulty enjoying these seasonal interests.

2020 has introduced challenges that make it critical to physical distance, wear protective face coverings, and limit our indoor interactions. The holiday season is a magical time and though this year will be different, it can still be memorable. Enjoy the holidays with these suggestions from theLAShop. 

Take a Break On the Beach 

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Most people consider the beach a summertime activity but tend to forget that it is a great place to get some time away in the winter as well. The water may freeze, but the fresh and salty air more than makes up for it with its rejuvenating qualities. Be sure to check your local ordinances to ensure that the beach in your area is open to the public. Some of the activities you can do on the beach include:

  1. Warming up next to a firepit 
  2. Go on a bike ride 
  3. Have a picnic  
  4. Go fishing 
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    Snuggle up with a Drive-in Movie 

    You may be inside your car, but technically, this is still an outdoor activity! While previously, pop-up movie theatres were usually seen at rooftop bars, parks, or museums, things have recently changed. In 2020, drive-in movie theatres have made a comeback due to their safety and comfort! Sit back, eat your holiday leftovers, and enjoy L.A’s outdoor movies! Check out this drive-in popup movie calendar!  

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    Electric Body Heating Warmer

    Wrap this fuzzy, heated, warmer around your feet, arms, legs, shoulders, or midsection when you need just a bit of extra warmth.  

    Take a Hike

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    Whether it is winter or spring, California has a myriad of beautiful hiking areas you can enjoy, regardless of your age or hiking ability. While some prefer to casually walk along grassy plains, others choose to take on more challenging terrains. Be sure to follow your county’s trail opening alert to learn which hiking spaces are open this year. 

    Play in the Snow

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    We may not get any snow in Los Angeles, however, snow is just two-hours away. If you insist on playing in the snow, making snowmen, and having snowball fights then drive down to Big Bear and Mountain High. These mountainous areas feature long, icy, slopes where you can get your ski fix in! However, you’ll have to buy a ticket. Check out these open ski resorts in California. 

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    Battery Heated Gloves

    Prepare yourself for your next snowball fight with these thick, battery heated gloves! Enjoy the harsh weather without suffering the cold bite of winter. 

    Enjoy Outdoor the Holidays Safely with theLAShop 


    Unfortunately, there are many statewide restrictions that are put in place to keep us healthy and protected. Though this change may take some time to adapt to, it does not mean that we still can’t enjoy it our current lives. Spend this time safely with your immediate families and appreciate the time you have together. 

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