There are several reasons why a trip to Los Angeles in the winter will be advantageous to both you and your wallet. Among the top few reasons are that the weather is mild, hotel rates are nearly half of what the are in the peak season, and you’ll experience way fewer crowds and lines at the top Los Angeles attractions!
Theme Parks & Studio Tours
Visiting Universal Studios Orlando without having to navigate through throngs of tourists is any movie buff’s dream come true. Fortunately, you can make this a reality by scheduling your trip to Universal in the winter—from the enormous back lot, to the special effects stage, to the all new King Kong 360 3-D movie adventure, it’s all yours to explore! You’ll travel through working sets, learn all about cutting-edge movie-making technology, and get on board rides built to resemble your favorite blockbuster hits.
Want to see more behind-the-scenes Hollywood magic? Head to Warner Brothers Studio for the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour, complete with the chance to get on the set of hit television shows like The Big Bang Theory and The Ellen Degeneres Show. If you’re lucky, you might even see some celebrities heading to or from “work” on set. The Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour also includes a 10-million item prop department for your perusal, the tallest sound stage in the nation, and a ride through the back lots.
Winter is also a wonderful time to explore the old-world California charm of Knott’s Berry Farm, America’s first theme park. Even on chillier Los Angeles days, a light coat should be suitable for an afternoon spent riding Knotts Berry Farm’s nine roller coasters or having some fun on the bumper cars.
Get Ready for the Oscars
With the Academy Awards approaching on March 2, 2014, there’s no better place to be leading up to the celebrated event than Hollywood! Whether you’re routing for American Hustle or Philomena, we can all agree that taking the stage where some of your favorite celebrities will undoubtedly be standing on the night of the Oscars is a great way to gear up for the show. With a Dolby Theater Tour, you’ll have VIP access to elegant five-level theater where the Academy Awards take place each year. You’ll see twenty-six images of famous Oscar winners like Jack Nicholson and Grace Kelly permanently displayed across four lobby levels, reminding you that you’re among the elite.
For more Los Angeles attractions devoted to your favorite movies and the people that make them, check out the Hollywood Museum and Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood. At the former you’ll find yourself among thousands of authentic Hollywood props, from Marilyn Monroe’s dress to Indiana Jones’ whip. At the latter, you’ll find yourself among the celebrities themselves, or at least incredibly life-like wax replicas of them. Among the wax figures at Madame Tussauds you’ll certainly see some Oscar nominees, like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, immortalized in the Museum.
More Los Angeles Attractions
Looking for more Los Angeles attractions to enjoy during your winter getaway? Check out all 36 attractions available at discounted prices with the Go Los Angeles Card or build your own itinerary with the Go Select Los Angeles pass.