My friend and I are planning to visit LA last week of December and maybe to spend the New Year there. How is the weather during that time and what is it like to celebrate New Year in LA? What are the places to visit in one week and any hostel recommendations? Thank you.
Expect postcard perfect weather during the day. Sunny and clear. Nights can be a little crisp but not unpleasant. As long as you're going to be here, consider the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day.
There is a giant party along the parade route the night before (New Year's Eve) the Rose Parade. If you don't get a hangover from this party and asleep through it, the parade (and the Rose Bowl Football Game) that take place on New Year's Day are both among the best (if not the best) you'll ever see. (I think the Rio parades at Carnival time are the only ones that are more elaborate).