How to Start 2019 Off Right in Los Angeles

January 16, 2019

By Megan Castiel

For many, the New Year means new hopes and goals. While you may have already abandoned your resolutions of eating healthy or going to the gym, there’s still plenty of time for 2019 to become the best year of your life. So start the year off with some fun in one of the most exciting cities in the world: Los Angeles! And if you’re looking for some suggestions, check out these great events happening in LA this January.

dineLA — Jan 11-25

It’s time for restaurant week in LA! That means 15 days of some of the most delicious food from over 400 premier restaurants in the city. If you are looking to expand your pallet and try new things, this event is for you.

2019 LA Art Show — Jan 23-27

One of the west coast’s most all-inclusive art exhibits will return to LA January 23rd through the 27th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Come to learn more about the artwork in a range of genres by local and international artists. One-day tickets are $30 and four-day passes are $60.

California Wine Festivals (Santa Anita Park and Union Station) — Jan 26

Californians love a good glass of wine, so much so that there are two wine festivals in the LA area on January 26th!

Uncorked: Los Angeles Wine Festival at Union Station — The fourth annual Uncorked: LA Wine Fest is expected to draw a large crowd in downtown LA. With more than 200 wines and champagnes from all around the world, wine conductors and amateurs alike are bound to be impressed. Tickets range from $60-70 with delicious food for purchase, live music, photo booths, and more to make the night one to remember.

The California Wine Festival at Santa Anita Park — If you want to stay away from busy downtown but still want to enjoy the fun of a wine festival, the Santa Anita Park festival is for you. Wines from across California’s golden coast will be sampled in addition to great food and horse races. Tickets range from $25-75.

None of these suit your interest? No worries, the great thing about living in LA is all the exciting things around you all year long. Go to the beach to relax, take a trip to the mountains to go hiking, explore downtown, and more. So get out there! Start 2019 on a good note and have some fun.


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