Averages for Los Angeles in February
February in Los Angeles remains as cool as January but with a little less rain and slightly more sunshine. With average daily temperatures remaining as cool as they ever get in Los Angeles, there are highs of 18°C (about 64°F) and lows of 8°C (around 46°F). The average temperature sits around 13°C (about 55°F). These temperatures are relatively warm in a comparison to the same time of year in most E...
Averages for Los Angeles in February
February in Los Angeles remains as cool as January but with a little less rain and slightly more sunshine. With average daily temperatures remaining as cool as they ever get in Los Angeles, there are highs of 18°C (about 64°F) and lows of 8°C (around 46°F). The average temperature sits around 13°C (about 55°F). These temperatures are relatively warm in a comparison to the same time of year in most European areas, but you may hear native Angelinos complaining of cold!
The sun still shines for an average of nine hours a day, lots of time to enjoy outdoor activities in the city. The average rainfall is slightly less than January, around 76mm on average for the month. The chance of getting a sunny day on any given February day is, on average, 57 percent.
You would be advised to bring some warmer clothes for the evenings but obviously during the day you would be fine to be out and about in lighter clothing. There may also be a risk of rain so keep an umbrella, raincoat or poncho handy. On average, there are six rainy days during the month of February, the same as January. There is also a 26 percent chance of a rainy day and 24 percent chance of a cloudy day each day of February.
The air will be colder on the coasts than inland, so plan accordingly. The average sea temperature remains chilly at around 15°C (about 59°F), so it still would not be wise to attempt to go swimming unless you are prepared with a good quality wet or dry suit. If you are brave, you could at least stick your toes in the water and at the very least, you can enjoy the sunshine on the beaches.
Where to Stay
The Hotel Bel-Air is the epitome of luxury, with modern and posh rooms, 12 acres of gardens on the grounds, a sumptuous spa and a restaurant from Wolfgang Puck on the premises. Guests staying at the Hotel Bel-Air get the ultimate in privacy and indulgence, but are only minutes from Los Angeles’ main attractions.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills sits between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills and provides guests with easy access to the high-life of Los Angeles, including shopping, dining and entertainment. The newly-renovated accommodations feature chic décor and high-end amenities. The hotel boasts numerous outdoor spaces, including outside workout areas, patios and dining areas to enjoy the beautiful Los Angeles weather.
Offering affordable rooms and suites, along with a convenient location, the Hollywood Orchid Suites is ideal for budget travelers looking for a good value. From standard double rooms to two-bedroom suites, the hotel has room configurations for groups of all sizes. The hotel also has parking, a heated swimming pool and a rooftop terrace with superb views.
Things to Do
Want to experience Valentine’s Day from another culture’s perspective? Try the Festival De San Valentin. Families from 21 Latin countries come together to celebrate with traditional foods, arts and crafts, and various street entertainment.
During the month of February, the whales are also migrating from Alaska to Baja, Mexico, so there are regular sailing excursions to go and do some whale spotting. You can experience this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon through tour companies like Harbor Breeze Cruises.
If you have kids or are a kid at heart yourself, no trip to Los Angeles is complete without visiting the Disneyland Resort. With over 600 million visitors since it opened in 1955, Disneyland is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. There, you can get your picture taken with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy; visit Adventureland, Critter County, and Tomorrowland; and ride the Space Mountain or Pirates of the Caribbean attractions.
Hit the Beach
Cabrillo Beach provides views of Santa Catalina Island and lets guests enjoy picnic tables, snack bar and playground area. The fishing pier is ideal for whale-watching and many people try to catch fish by hand right on the beach during grunion season.
Manhattan Beach is full of surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players and has a dedicated pedestrian-only walking path and the South Bay Bicycle Trail. Nearby, downtown Manhattan Beach is full of restaurants and stores to enjoy after your time at the beach.
Eating & Drinking Out
Found in West Los Angeles, Kiriko Sushi gives diners dishes influenced by the sushi restaurants in Tokyo. Chef Ken creates tapas style dishes that make up the ever-changing seasonal menu. Kiriko serves lunch and dinner and also offers a drink menu with beer, sake, shochu and wine.
The Corner Door in Culver City is open dinner to late night and features small plates, charcuterie and snacks. Every Sunday night is Burger R&D Night, where you can get a burger, fries and a beer for $15. That night, all old fashioned cocktails are only $5. The Corner Door sponsors two happy hours. One everyday from 5 to 7 p.m. and a late night one from 10 to 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 11 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
A bakery, deli and café in Venice, Gjusta specializes in breakfast and lunch sandwiches. From classic BLTs to specialty smoked fish sandwiches, Gjusta has an extensive menu. They also make pastries and breads and you can special order any of their items for parties or other events.