32 Reasons To Be Thankful To Live In Los Angeles This Thanksgiving

November 18, 2016 6:24 PM

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It’s time to think of everything we’re thankful for. As Angelenos, we have plenty to be thankful for compared to the rest of the country and the world.


  1. Being able to be at the beach on Thanksgiving
  2. Putting avocados on everything throughout the year
  3. Skipping Thanksgiving dinner for a Double Double at In N Out
  4. It only takes a few hours to get to Vegas and gamble your monthly wages away (who knows – you may win!)
  5. Malibu
  6. The Dodgers
  7. The Lakers and their winning seasons
  8. One of the best cities in the world to take a photo to post on Instagram
  9. Outdoor concerts all year long
  10. Pressed juice detox the day after your big Thanksgiving feast
  11. Affordable apartments that are way bigger and nicer than those of San Francisco and New York City
  12. Local breweries with great draft beers throughout the year
  13. Being able to hike Runyon Canyon throughout the year (except for that one day it barely rains)
  14. Hiking to the Hollywood Sign
  15. Quarters? Who carries quarters anymore. In Los Angeles, we use credit cards for our parking meters
  16. No mosquitos here
  17. Being able to hit the beach, and go on a mountain hike all within a few hours in the same day
  18. Disneyland
  19. Southern California’s best theme parks – including Knotts Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Disneyland
  20. The incredible Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory
  21. Postmates, Uber and other delivery services that pick up your order within a second
  22. The best Mexican food in the country
  23. The best Sushi in the country
  24. Easy trips to places like Palm Springs, Ojai, Joshua Tree, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Mexcio and other spots
  25. Seeing celebrities everywhere you go
  26. Rock concerts throughout the year – whether at STAPLES Center, The Forum or other top venues
  27. Three hundred and sixty three days of sunshine a year
  28. One day of clouds
  29. One day of rain
  30. Cheap flights to neighboring cities and states around L.A., including San Francisco, Las Vegas, Portland and Washington

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