Sober SoCal Weekend: Nov 18-20

Sober SoCal Weekend: Nov 18-20

It’s just about Thanksgiving, which means longer holiday weekends and sober seasonal happenings. This time out, there are tons of great L.A. ideas that do not involve drugs or alcohol. For one thing, it’s actually “snow” time across the southland. We’ve also discovered some carb-burning active adventures, artistic admiration ideas and let’s not forget the epic L.A. Auto Show! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on all fronts here and encourage you to explore every Sober SoCal activity.


And as always, if you have your own ideas to add to the list, shoot us an email at valleyrecoverycenter@gmail.com.


The Los Angeles Auto Show

A SoCal staple for many years now, the L.A. Auto Show is now open to the public and displaying some of the sickest rides to come off of the assembly line. This year, they’ve got over 1,000 cars across four exhibit halls at the L.A. Convention Center. Every major manufacturer will be on display; from the modern eco-friendly designs of Tesla, to the sleek Mercedes coupes, to power Ford monster trucks. There will also be vintage models, motorcycles, concept cars and some new high-tech surprises. Definitely a fun outing for the sober gearheads. Just keep in mind that tickets run $5 – $50 and the crowds can get quite hefty. Click here for details on the show!


Snow! Los Angeles

You heard right, it is officially “Snow!” season in L.A. and the Old Lodge near Elysium Park is opening up 9 acres of white fluffy fun for tubing, sleds, snowman building and more. The Lodge has set up various skills levels of activities from novice, to intermediate, to advanced. The bottom line is, it’s ALL FUN! Plus, there’s even an interactive snowman show. One word of warning: We do advise to visit Snow! Los Angeles during daylight hours. At night there is a bar on the premises, which (we know) could be tempting for some. Click here for more info on the outing.


The Great Los Angeles Walk

We know that the holidays are a time of lethargy and overeating. That’s why several active Angelenos got together to start The Great L.A. Walk. This event happens Saturday morning and goes for 15 miles; from Downtown to the beach. Participants will strut the streets near Pico and burn a nice amount of calories, while interacting and soaking up some SoCal sun. The carefully planned route will also include stops by historic landmarks and some of the city’s most famous murals. Best of all, it’s absolutely free! Just make sure to bring comfortable shoes. To participate, click here.


America’s Shakespeare

Blending art and literature, Downtown’s Central Library is launching a fantastic Shakespeare exhibit this weekend. America’s Shakespeare commemorates the 400th anniversary of the legendary writer’s death and will be displaying many valuable artifacts.  There is also a tribute to his impact on Hollywood, with galleries devoted to the films and TV shows influenced by his works. We definitely think it’s worth a look and, while you’re there, why not check out some sober reading materials to help you through the week?



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