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The Ultimate LA Spring Bucket List

By Los Angeles Bucket List

Enjoy the best spring events under the California sun. πŸ’ 🌳 🐣


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: 

Descanso Gardens


Credit: Descanso Gardens

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 

For more information. 

 

Drive-In Movies In Culver City & Santa Anita

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.  

Where:
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

Culver City information.
Santa Clarita information.
Santa Monica information.

Malibu Wine Hikes + Vineyard 4x4 Adventure Tour

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

For more information: Malibu Wine Hike 
For more information: 4x4 Private Adventure Tour  


Sugar Rush: Walkthrough Adventure


Take in the spring sun and breeze while enjoying the sweetness of sugar (and the rush!) inside a newly expansive 50,000+ sq foott open-air candy fueled utopia! Opening on April 2nd, Sugar Rush Park is a safe dynamic multi-world on-foot walk-through experience for the entire family. The fun filled oasis is flooded with colorful installations, oversized props, art displays, swings, slides,, whimsical sets, perfectly curated photo & video ops, unique performances, immersive tunnels, infinity domes, and countless candy powered interactions.
 

Helicopter Tours

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 

For more information.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding with Sea Lions

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

For more information. 

Take A Hike In The Malibu Creek State Park

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 🀷🏻‍♀️

For more information on the Malibu Creek State Park. 

For more hikes in the LA area.

Surf Lessons

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

For more information. 

The Butterfly Pavilion


Credit: LA NHM

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

For more information. 

Hit a Rooftop Bar (or Dine Outdoors)


Credit: Perch LA 

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). 

For more information. 

Museum of Dream Space

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

For more information. 

 

Hike the Diamond Valley Lake Wildflower Trail


Credit: DVL 

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 

For more information. 

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens


Credit: LA Zoo 

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

For more information.




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