Los Angeles in February

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    Things to Do in Los Angeles in February

    February is Academy Awards Month
    February is Academy Awards Month. ©2007 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

    o,You'll have about 11 hours of daylight per day to explore Los Angeles in February. 

    February's Big Holidays

    Chinese and Vietnamese New YearIn California, you'll find lots of events to celebrate the new year according to the Chinese calendar. Chinese and Vietnamese New Year (which are celebrated on the same day) are lunar holidays which may happen in January or February.

    Celebrate President's Day: It happens on the third Monday of February. To learn more about the American Presidency, try a visit to the Ronald Reagan Library or the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Orange County.

    Los Angeles' Best February Events: Recommendations

    The Edwardian Ball: It's a little hard to describe, but definitely more fun than dressing up for Halloween. The Ball is a surreal mix of dance, fantasy, and fun, best enjoyed while dressed in Edwardian-era clothing or steampunk attire.

    Bloomin' Beautiful: More than 1,200 cultivars of flowering camellias make Huntington Gardens one...MORE of the best places in the country to see them. They bloom from January to March.

    Things That Look Like Fun to Do in February

    Academy AwardsThe Oscars are not just for the glitterati. In fact, these Oscar-related events are fun for anyone. You can get into a lottery for bleacher seats to see the arrivals, but this one isn't for the spur-of-the-moment trip planner. You need to register online in mid-September.

    Explore the World of Art Books: You'd be surprised how many people turn out for the LA Art Book Fair, which takes place at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. You'll find an incredible variety of books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and more that are on the cutting edge of printed art.

    Los Angeles Marathon: You may not be thinking of running 26 miles through the Los Angeles city streets, but no matter what you want to do, use this guide to plan whether you're going to run, cheer — or avoid it altogether.

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    Things That Are Especially Fun in the Month of February

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    February is Academy Awards Time in Hollywood. Corbis via Getty Images / Getty Images

    When a cool day follows a winter rain, skies are sometimes exceptionally clear and ideal for photography.

    If the weather tries to turn your vacation into a soggy mess, try these Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Los Angeles

    In Los Angeles, you can see whales nearly year round: gray whales in winter and blue whales during the summer months. Find the best places to see them and when in the guides to Los Angeles whale watching and Orange County whale watching.

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    More About Los Angeles in February

    Cherry Blossoms at Huntington Gardens
    Cherry Blossoms at Huntington Gardens. © Catherine Lacey Photography / Getty Images

    What to Expect from Los Angeles Weather in February

    January is in the middle of Los Angeles' rainy season, usually in the form of a storm, when the monthly rainfall sometimes falls all on the same day.

    If the weather tries to dampen your vacation fun, try these Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Los Angeles

    • Average High Temperature: 68°F/20°C
    • Average Low Temperature: 50°F/10°C
    • Rain & Clouds Index: 3.27 inches (8.3 cm) rain, 69% sunshine

    Use the weather averages to get an idea of what things may be like, but it might be different when you visit. A winter day could even be so warm you'll wish you packed your shorts. And - of course - check the forecast, too.

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    What Pack, What to Wear in February

    Girl in Rain at the pier
    Umbrellas May be Required in Los Angles in February. thesabrina / Getty Images

    For rainy days, take an umbrella and a rain jacket with hood. A mid-weight jacket will be enough on dry days. Unless you're going to the ski slopes, leave the heavy winter coat at home. Layers work best.

    More Things to Do in Los Angeles by Month

    If you're trying to figure out the best month for your LA vacation, any time will be fine. You can use our monthly guides to find out more about events and what to expect all year long.

    In LA, winter is DecemberJanuary and February. It's sometimes rainy but otherwise the sky will be clear and sunny. After the end of year holidays, attractions will be less crowded.

    Spring season starts in March and extends through April and May. Signs of spring are subtle, but the weather is usually great — and except for spring break, attractions are still less crowded, up to the big holiday weekend at the end of May.

    Summer busy season starts in June. So does the dreaded "June gloom" which can keep the beach areas foggy all day long. It can...MORE extend into No Sky July, too. By August it will be hot —sometimes very hot and mostly clear.

    After the big September holiday, things quiet down. Weather will still be good into October and the outdoor concert season extends into the middle of the month. November is variable. Sometimes it's more like fall and sometimes more like winter.