Published March 25, 2021
This spring might just be the most anticipated spring in years — and LA is ready to bask in their signature sunny glow. Flowers are in super bloom, museums and zoos are back, and both indoor & outdoor dining are reaching new tiers of open.
We’ve got 4x4 wine adventures and helicopters tours to take us back into the warmer months, so let’s get to the breakdown:
Spring flowers bring late weekday hours. Starting today through May 31, Descanso is open until 7pm, Monday–Friday. Take advantage of these late weekday hours and enjoy the gorgeous blooms during golden hour, especially the tulip mania.
Where: 1418 Descanso Dr La Canada Flintridge
Who's in for a drive-in movie? The immediate hit drive-ins feature cult favorite and ultimate classic outdoor movies throughout the LA area - namely in Culver City, Santa Monica and Santa Clarita. Grab friends, pups, dates and pile into your tailgate with pillows and popcorn for an ultimate sunset flick.
Culver City: Kenneth Hahn Disc Golf Course, 4100 S. La Cienega Blvd, LA, CA 90056
San Clarita: Castaic Lake Park Headquarters, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr, Lot 11, Castaic, CA 91384
You may have heard of the hikes through the sunny, expansive vineyards of saddlerock ranch, made all the more sweet with wine-to go at the hikes conclusion. For more of a kick, upgrade to their new “4x4 Adventure Tour,” a 2 hour ATV experience. You’ll be driven across the majority of the 1,100 acres, with stops at our Chumash Native American cave paintings, organic gardens, mountainous views, and more!
Where: 32111 Mulholland HWY
Fly Rogue and see Orange County, Long Beach, the Pacific Coastline and other famous spots in California like never before. From the beautiful coast of Laguna Beach to the incredible homes of Newport Coast and all over the amazing Orange County landmarks, this will be your chance to grab some friends and see it all from a new perspective with Rogue Aviation!
Where: 3183 Airway Ave. Building F Suite 111 Costa Mesa
Starting from the mellow, sandy Mother’s Beach, enjoy drifting through the peaceful atmosphere of beautiful Marina del Rey while kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. Find hidden spots in the marina and discover local wildlife, including sea lions, dolphins and a wide variety of birds.
Where: California Adventure, 90202
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This time of year, poppies and lupins carpet scenic hikes around the Los Angeles area. One hike in particular we love during this spring season is the Malibu Creek State Park. Due to limited rainfall, the bloom isn't as expansive this year. However, it's 2021 so expectations are low to begin with 🤷🏻♀️
Learn to surf at one of the most famous beaches in Los Angeles at lively Venice Beach. The truly Californian experience is the perfect start to the warmer seasons, and there are classes suitable for beginners (ever first timers!) to intermediate surfers.
Where: 1 Washington Blvd
Butterflies are taking flight at the LA Natural History Museum! This springtime exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, colorful native plants, and plenty of natural light to help you see these creatures shimmer. With lots of flight space and a variety of resting spots, come get one of the best views in Los Angeles of these amazing insects.
Where: 900 Exposition Blvd
Share a pitcher of spiked bubble tea and Fijian nachos with friends as the sun sets on West Hollywood at L.P. Rooftop Bar, or sip sparkling glasses from the tiled French bistro rooftop at Perch LA. Wherever you go, make that LA smog work for you (in the form of gorgeous sunsets).
The Museum of Dream Space, otherwise known as MODS, is the first museum mainly exhibiting digital art in the United States. The design concept of MODS is inspired by art design from Yayoi Kusama (famous for infinite rooms) and the development of digital art. The aim of MODS is to provide an immersive, magical, and unique art appreciative experience to the visitors. (Providing some perfect bright photo spots to freshen your feed for spring.)
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd
The super scenic Wildflower Trail of the Diamond Valley Lake is now open for the public to frolic! While this year's bloom is less colorful than usual, the seasonal trail is still a great outdoor activity. In typical years, visitors can trek through fields carpeted with flowers, providing views of deep blue arroyo lupines, purple canterbury bells, yellow rancher's fiddleneck and pink red maids. Available Wednesdays through Sundays until 6 PM.
Where: 2615 Angler Ave Hemet
The LA zoo is back open, and spring means new baby animals! If you need more convincing, they have a new exhibit called “Rainforest of the Americas,” which transports guests to a tropical rainforest full of life.
Where: 5333 Zoo Dr Los Angeles