Averages for Los Angeles in January

Weather Lowdown

Starting out the New Year in Los Angeles means mild temps and the most rain you'll see all year on average. The January weather in Los Angeles is some of the mildest the area sees all year, with an average temperature of 13°C (about 55°F). Though mild, the average highs and lows for January offer a welcome respite from the heat of the summer months.

The average low each day is 8°C or (around 46°F) and average high...

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  • Temperature Temperature 13°C 55°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 64°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 79 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 6 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

Weather Lowdown

Starting out the New Year in Los Angeles means mild temps and the most rain you'll see all year on average. The January weather in Los Angeles is some of the mildest the area sees all year, with an average temperature of 13°C (about 55°F). Though mild, the average highs and lows for January offer a welcome respite from the heat of the summer months.

The average low each day is 8°C or (around 46°F) and average high sits around 18°C (around 64°F). When visiting Los Angeles in January, you'll get on average eight hours of sunshine a day to enjoy all the city has to offer.

You will have a 71 percent chance of getting a sunny day on any given January day while you are there. Temperatures still drop at night, so plan on bringing a jacket or sweater for evening activities.

Even though January is one of Los Angeles' rainiest months, more than likely, you will not need an umbrella on most days. Be sure to check the local weather forecast to know for sure if you'll need to carry your umbrella or raincoat. The average rainfall for the month of January is only 79mm, with six rainy days in the whole month, on average. On any given day, the chance of rain is 16 percent and the chance of clouds is 14 percent.

While the weather is mild, you probably will not want to take a dip in the Pacific Ocean and maybe not wade in at one of LA's many beaches. At that time of the year, the average sea temperature for the Pacific is a chilly 15°C (about 59°F), so anyone braving the waters in the month of January definitely needs a wet or dry suit.

Where to Stay

A Hollywood and Los Angeles classic, the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel features two experiences for guests. The Tower was built in 1927 and features renovated rooms ideal for business travelers or families. The Cabanas offer a glamourous and vintage Hollywood experience, including easy access to the hotel's chic David Hockney pool and Tropicana Pool Café.

If you are looking for a family-friendly hotel, consider the Magic Castle Hotel and Suites. Accommodations include single rooms, as well as one and two-bedroom suites for families and large groups to have a comfortable and affordable stay while in the Los Angeles area. Rooms have mini kitchens and the hotel features a pool and amazing views.

Things to Do

Come January, the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena is a must-do. The parade takes place on New Years Day every year. Nearly a million people come together to watch the traditional parade with marching bands and floats decorated with flowers, to celebrate that afternoon's Rose Bowl Game.

The Martin Luther King Parade is held the third Monday of January every year, the same day as the national holiday that honors the assassinated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.

A trip to Los Angeles is not complete without seeing the famed Chinese Theater. An actual working theater, the Chinese Theater has the world's largest IMAX auditorium and is home to numerous movie premiers and red carpet openings. Just outside the theater, see the foot and hand prints of Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra and literally follow in their footsteps.

Martin Luther King parade Los Angeles

Martin Luther King Parade, Los Angeles by Maryland.

Hit the Beach

The quintessential California beach, Venice Beach features plentiful sand, boardwalk, Muscle Beach, handball and paddle tennis courts, Skate Dancing Plaza, and bike trial. The boardwalk is home to several restaurants and retail outlets and fishermen can fish off a pier at one end of the beach.

Hermosa Beach is a stretch of two miles of flat sand with a walkway that connects Redondo and Manhattan beaches. Joggers, walkers, rollerblades and bicycle riders all enjoy the Hermosa Beach pathway. Each year, the beach hosts professional and amateur volleyball tournaments, festivals and concerts. These beaches are still worth a visit for a stroll in the winter sunshine.

Eating & Drinking Out

Wolfgang Puck's flagship restaurant, Spago in Beverly Hills focuses on farm-to-table cuisine and local California specialties. Each season, Spago offers a different eight-course Taste of California menu to highlight local foods. The Spago Bar and Lounge provides a swanky space to enjoy a cocktail while waiting for a table or just meeting up with colleagues or friends for drinks.

Fishing with Dynamite is an intimate dining venue in Manhattan Beach that only seats 35 people. In spite of its small size, Fishing with Dynamite was named one of Los Angeles' 10 best new restaurants by Los Angeles Magazine. The restaurant serves amazing seafood dishes for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner and also has a raw bar.

Following the traditional Japanese cooking traditions of kaiseki, n/naka in Los Angeles serves fresh, seasonal ingredients in its Japanese-inspired dishes. Reservations are required and the menu changes frequently to reflect what's in season. A typical dinner menu includes 13 courses. 

January events in Los Angeles

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Hoppy New Year at the Bunny Museum

1st January 2018

Hopping onto another year will never be as fun as celebrating with cute and adorable bunnies. Here, you can bring your kids, friends, and the whole family with you. Adding excitement, you can feed real bunnies at the Bunny Museum and may be surprised at how relaxing the activity can be, especially to grown-ups who want to bring back the child within them, even if it's just for one day.

Website:

http://www.thebunnymuseum.com/

The Rose Parade

1st January 2018

The activity allows you to watch colourful and majestic floral floats that will take your breath away. The Rose Parade along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard, is one of the most anticipated events of the year that showcases stunning and creative floral handiwork.

Website:

http://www.tournamentofroses.com/home.aspx

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