One of the many great things about Los Angeles is the multitude of cultures and ethnicities that make up this part of California. Each neighborhood has a different feel to it thanks to the influence that the background of residents have had. If you are staying in a short-term rental in L.A. and are looking for something enjoyable and unique to do this weekend, then make your way to the Chinese New Year Festival. This two-day event will be held on February 16 and February 17 in Chinatown’s Central Plaza, located at on 727 North Broadway, and is going to draw people from all over.
Come ring in the Year of the Snake and watch live performances, purchase items from local craft vendors, take your children to various workshops and watch how the giant snake, created out of 80,000 pieces of paper, is made.The Golden Dragon Parade will take place on February 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t hesitate to eat at one of the many restaurants or food trucks, including Kogi, Cool Haus, Calbi BBQ, Tropical Shave Ice and Trail Park Truck. You can also grab a beer and soak up the atmosphere as Eagle Rock Brewery will sponsor a beer garden where Angel City and Monkish brews will be served (just don’t forget to bring your I.D.!)
Staying in a Los Angeles vacation rental means that getting anywhere in the city is a piece of cake. After all, you are so centrally located! If you plan on attending the event, then you shouldn’t hesitate to take the metro. Hopping on the Metro Gold Line rail and stepping out at the Chinatown Station will drop you off exactly where you want to be in order to enjoy all the festivities.