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What to Do in Los Angeles in February

Updated: December 26, 2023
 By Mel

This post covers things to do in Los Angeles in February.

We include free, family-friendly, as well as nighttime events and activities, all updated for 2024. 

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For more ideas on popular activities and attractions in LA, see our popular posts here: 

1.  Enjoy a Concert

Los Angeles is full of concert venues, and there's always a talented artist to be found performing in the LA area.

Pop Concerts

Classical and Opera Concerts

Note that we make a stop at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on our pay-what-you-wish Downtown Los Angeles walking tour!

Also, there is a secret hidden garden behind the building that is open to the public, and it's free to visit.

Music Festivals

Find even more concerts in the Los Angeles area here.

2. Go to a Sporting Event

February is a wonderful month to enjoy a Los Angeles game! Check the information below for game specifics.




Find more sporting events in February in the LA area here.

Seeing a big game is a great way to spend your afternoon or evening! For more things to do at night, check the section down below.

3. Attend a performance

Live theater is a wonderful thing to enjoy while traveling, and the Los Angeles area loves to entertain!

Musicals and Plays


Other Shows

Find all the theatrical productions in town here.

4. Go on a Sightseeing Tour

We offer pay-what-you-like walking tours or you can try our self-guided walking tours.  

Check out our calendar to book a guided walking tour.

If you’re looking for a bus tour, we have a great comparison of L.A.’s best.

From hop-on-hop-off buses to nonstop our nighttime tours, you’ll find one to suit you

Another option is to check out a studio tour. See what it is like to be a working Hollywood actor or a gaffer. Or find out what a gaffer does! 

Check out our post about studio tour options

 5. Annual Golden Dragon Parade 

Since 1900, LA has celebrated Chinese New Year with the annual Golden Dragon Parade.

Spectators are entertained with colorful costumes, marching bands, dozens of floats, cultural groups, and entertainers.

Head to Chinatown for this rich and diverse event that draws over 110,000 people annually.

In 2024, the year of the Dragon, the parade will take place on February 17th.

6. Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

To make the most out of your time in LA, and save a lot of money while seeing the sights, consider purchasing a tourist attraction discount pass.

You’ll pay one fee upfront and receive free or highly discounted entry into many of the city’s most popular attractions and activities.

Tourist discount passes work by bundling multiple tickets into one price, usually between 20%-50% the retail price.   

Read our post comparing the different LA tourist discount passes. Several bus tour companies, including hop-on-hop-off buses, also offer discounts and deals.

If you've already researched and found the best discount pass for your purposes, you can purchase one here: All Inclusive - Go City Los Angeles | Explorer - Go City Los Angeles | Flex Pass - Los Angeles Sightseeing | CityPass Southern California

For more ideas for any time of year, be sure to read our master post on Things to do in LA.

7. Attend Monster Jam

If you're a fan of monster trucks, you'll have two weekends to attend Monster Jam (February 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th).

You can expect to see all sorts of monster trucks performing incredible feats.

And, you'll even have the opportunity to vote on who wins some of the competitions!

Purchase tickets or learn more.

8. Take the Warner Bros Studio Tour

This is a fantastic family-friendly outing for anyone who is a fan of the Warner Bros. movie and TV properties like Harry Potter, DC Universe movies, or Friends. 

The Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood tour will take you through exhibits with props, vehicles, and clothing items, as well as fun set pieces that let you feel like you’re in the scene!

The best thing about these tours is that they’re included or discounted with several discount passes and combo packages.

9. Experience the LA Art Show

Approaching almost 30 years, the LA Art Show pulls exhibits from prominent galleries around the world.  

Visitors will find "painting, sculpture, installation, photography, design, video and performance".

Over 180,000 square feet will be filled with vendors and special exhibits separated into categories such as: Modern + Contemporary, DIVERSEartLA, Works on Paper, and more.

Opening night is February 14th, 2024, and the show runs through February 18th.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the LA Art Show website.

10. Experience All Things John Waters

The writer, artist, and director John Waters is a true original.

In celebration of his talent and originality, the Academy Museum is hosting a special exhibit, "John Waters: The Pope of Trash" until August of 2024.

It will cover his filmmaking process and also include clips from his films, scripts, set decor, photos, costumes, props, and more.

For more information, visit the Academy Museum website.


Below is just a sampling of the many things to do at night in February.

For suggestions on other nighttime activities, see our post, Things to do at Night in LA.

Enjoy the View from the Griffith Observatory (kid-friendly/free)

The historic Griffith Observatory opened in 1935 and is perched on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood.

It offers some of the best views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign and on clear days you can see all the way to the ocean!

Star Parties are held from 2:00 pm to 9:45 pm monthly as well.

Visit the ground and observatory six days a week (the observatory is closed on Mondays).

See Live Stand-Up Comedy

If you’re in need of a good laugh, Los Angeles is home to some of the best comedy clubs and improv in the world.

Improv Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

Find some stand-up shows in February here.

Check out a Los Angeles Bar

There are many places to get a good drink in L.A.  Below are just a sample of suggestions.

  • Visit the Idle Hour in North Hollywood- the building is literally a giant barrel, plus they have trivia on Tuesday nights.
  • Check out Hollywood’s favorite speak-easy No Vacancy.  It is a very unique experience!
  • Want to go back in time to a Hollywood-style swing bar?  Go to the Cicada Club.
  • Looking for a themed- bar?  Try Scum & Villainy in Hollywood- It is a STAR WARS themed bar.

For suggestions on other nighttime activities, read the other sections of this post or our post on things to do at night in LA.


Los Angeles always has free events for the whole family to attend. 

For even more free activities, see our Guide to free things to do in LA.

Explore Hollywood

Head to Tinseltown and explore the sights that you’ve always seen on the silver screen!

Before you go, read our guide on things to see in Hollywood.

Many attractions in Hollywood like the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the exterior of the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, and seeing the Hollywood Sign (from afar) can all be done without paying a penny!

Go for a Hike during L.A.’s Winter Weather

The weather in LA in December can be crystal clear blue skies with very moderate temperatures, making it the perfect climate for a lovely afternoon hike.

For a popular option, check out Runyon Canyon Park where you’ll have 360-degree views of downtown LA, the Hollywood Sign & Griffith Observatory, and even the ocean on clear days.

It’s free to hike in the park! 

TIP: Check out our post on Things to do in Griffith Park for even more hiking options!

Attend a Live Taping

There is nothing more Hollywood than attending a live taping and it is free! 

Many T.V. shows and game shows tape in LA, of course. 

Looking for tips and tricks to getting free tickets? Check out our live taping blog here.

See Los Angeles from Above 

Catch the (free!) views from above on the observation deck at LA’s City Hall downtown.

The observation deck is open on weekdays from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and provides spectacular views of the city. 

If you plan to see the view for yourself, note that you’ll enter the building through the doors on Main Street.  You’ll be passing through a metal detector upon entering the building and you’ll need a valid photo ID card with you. 

For even more nighttime activities, check out our master post on things to do at night in LA post. 


There are lots of things to do in L.A. with families! 

Here are a few more kid-friendly activities for the month of February.

Be sure to read our full post on things to do with kids in LA.

Take a Day Trip to Disneyland

February is the best month to visit world-famous Disneyland!

Why? Because most American schools are back in session so the lines are short!  

Plus, it is “winter” in California so the weather is perfect for a day of romping around riding rides. 

For more ideas of things to do with kids in LA, see our post things to do in LA with kids.

Head to Universal Studio Themepark

The whole family will enjoy this movie-themed theme park. There are roller coasters, rides, attractions, and shows! 

Universal is also home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as the world-famous Studio Tour.  

Pro-Tip: The third car is the best car (tip directly from a studio tour guide!) Also, if you want to increase your chances of spotting a working celebrity, the best time to take a tour is Monday–Friday.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Visit the Automotive Museum

Vintage car lovers flock to the Petersen Automotive Museum where its extensive collection studies the history of the automobile and its impact on culture. 

Check out over 250 vehicles in the "vault,” as well as a number of rotating exhibits. 

For kids, there is a cool Disney Pixar Cars exhibit where you can work to create your own virtual race car.

Visit the Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier has been entertaining visitors since 1909 and now also houses Pacific Park.

Pacific Park is a small amusement park but has rides, carnival games, and delicious dining options.  

While February will be chilly, there is nothing like sipping hot cocoa while staring at the ocean!

If you'd like to see more of the Santa Monica area, consider taking an electric bike tour.

For more ideas of things to do with kids in LA, see our post Things to do in LA with Kids.


About The Author


Mel loves to be a tourist in her own city. With a background in performing arts, tourism, and photography, giving tours and being a story-teller comes naturally to her. She loves traveling, food, and theatre. Mel splits her time between Chicago and Los Angeles (#theatrelife) and leads tours and manages both cities!
Updated: December 26th, 2023
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