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The Ultimate LA Spring Bucket List
The Ultimate LA Spring Bucket List

The Ultimate LA Spring Bucket List

Your guide to can’t-miss LA attractions this spring.​ 🌷🌼


Published March 15, 2022

The California sun is making its glorious return to the city of Angels, and we have all the best ways to celebrate LA springtime to its fullest. Flowers are in super bloom, outdoor movie season is underway, and rooftop bars are calling our names. 

We also have plenty of adventurous outdoor picks such as flight adventures and jetski tours—so let’s get to the breakdown:

Go wine tasting

Go wine tasting

Malibu Wines & Beer Garden is a great place to sip on local wine and regional craft beer. They’re serving up Semler and Saddlerock label wines in the West Hills. Flights for two range from $49 to $65 and include a tasting note sheet to help guide you through your own wine tasting and branded glassware to take home.

Where: Malibu Wines & Beer Garden, 23130 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA, 91307

For more information on Selmer Estate and Saddlerock wine tasting experiences.

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Saddlerock Wine Tasting Experience for 2

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Malibu Wines & Beer Garden is a great place to sip on local wine and regional craft beer. They’re serving up Semler and Saddlerock label wines in the West Hills. Flights for two range from $49 to $65 and include a tasting note sheet to help guide you through your own wine tasting and branded glassware to take home.

Where: Malibu Wines & Beer Garden, 23130 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA, 91307

For more information on Selmer Estate and Saddlerock wine tasting experiences.

Go on a private Gondola tour

Go on a private Gondola tour

Cruise through spectacular Newport Harbor in an elegant, traditional gondola on this one-hour cruise, which includes a delicious appetizer plate to share, and a dedicated gondolier. 

Where: 200 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach

For tickets to Gondola Adventures.

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Cruise Newport Beach in a private gondola

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Cruise through spectacular Newport Harbor in an elegant, traditional gondola on this one-hour cruise, which includes a delicious appetizer plate to share, and a dedicated gondolier. 

Where: 200 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach

For tickets to Gondola Adventures.

Take a scenic hike

Take a scenic hike

Whether you’re chasing the Escondido Canyon waterfall, the view of the Santa Monica Mountains at Topanga Lookout, or the classic Hollywood sign—there’s a perfect Angeleno hike for you.

Whether you’re chasing the Escondido Canyon waterfall, the view of the Santa Monica Mountains at Topanga Lookout, or the classic Hollywood sign—there’s a perfect Angeleno hike for you.

Attend Street Food Cinema 2022's Outdoor Summer Series

Attend Street Food Cinema 2022's Outdoor Summer Series

2022 marks the 11th season of Street Food Cinema, SoCals largest outdoor movie series. Launched in 2012, Street Food Cinema is more than just an outdoor movie. Bringing together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food and progressive new music, Street Food Cinema reinvents the traditional movie going experience – al fresco style. Grab your friends and take advantage of enjoying the outdoors this season! 

Where: Locations vary, please check screening schedule

Movie Start: 
8:00 PM from April 30th - May 29th
8:30 PM from May 30th - September 1st 
8:00 PM from September 2nd - October 31st
 

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Street Food Cinema 2022 Outdoor Summer Series Los Angeles

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2022 marks the 11th season of Street Food Cinema, SoCals largest outdoor movie series. Launched in 2012, Street Food Cinema is more than just an outdoor movie. Bringing together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food and progressive new music, Street Food Cinema reinvents the traditional movie going experience – al fresco style. Grab your friends and take advantage of enjoying the outdoors this season! 

Where: Locations vary, please check screening schedule

Movie Start: 
8:00 PM from April 30th - May 29th
8:30 PM from May 30th - September 1st 
8:00 PM from September 2nd - October 31st
 

Walk through Descanso Gardens

Walk through Descanso Gardens

Spring flowers bring late weekday hours. Starting March 21st through September 2nd, Descanso is open until 7 PM, Monday through 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 on Descanso Gardens. 

 

Spring flowers bring late weekday hours. Starting March 21st through September 2nd, Descanso is open until 7 PM, Monday through 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 on Descanso Gardens. 

 

Have a colorful photoshoot at the Donut Life Museum

Have a colorful photoshoot at the Donut Life Museum

Enjoy a little spring sweetness in more than just flowers and sun: do it by entering a donut dream world! Visitors journey through 7 unique rooms with immersive donut-themed art made by local artists, filled with photo worthy spots and multi-sensory tricks to satisfy your sweet tooth. On till April 20th.

Where: 2036A Westminster Mall, Westminster

Tickets for the Donut Life Museum.

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Donut Life Museum

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Enjoy a little spring sweetness in more than just flowers and sun: do it by entering a donut dream world! Visitors journey through 7 unique rooms with immersive donut-themed art made by local artists, filled with photo worthy spots and multi-sensory tricks to satisfy your sweet tooth. On till April 20th.

Where: 2036A Westminster Mall, Westminster

Tickets for the Donut Life Museum.

Take a sunset flight tour

Take a sunset flight tour

Experience the blooming city from a new perspective—high above DTLA, the Dodgers Stadium (when they’re not playing), Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign and more! 

Where: Sunset Flights 4015 Santa Anita Ave, El Monte, CA 91731

For more information on Sunset Flights.

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Sunset Airplane Flight Tours (+ Day & Night!)

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Experience the blooming city from a new perspective—high above DTLA, the Dodgers Stadium (when they’re not playing), Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign and more! 

Where: Sunset Flights 4015 Santa Anita Ave, El Monte, CA 91731

For more information on Sunset Flights.

Embark on a jet ski adventure to Catalina Island

Embark on a jet ski adventure to Catalina Island

Did you know this is one of the best seasons to go jet skiing? There’s prime ocean conditions, marine life experiences and temperate weather. And, with Jetski 2 Catalina, you’re getting an entire Pacific Ocean adventure. You’ll ride a jetski from Long Beach to Catalina Island, coming “face to snout” with hundreds of pacific ocean dolphins, experience cavern swimming and snorkeling, and receive pictures and videos of your entire day. 

Where: 700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

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Jetski Adventure To Catalina Island

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Did you know this is one of the best seasons to go jet skiing? There’s prime ocean conditions, marine life experiences and temperate weather. And, with Jetski 2 Catalina, you’re getting an entire Pacific Ocean adventure. You’ll ride a jetski from Long Beach to Catalina Island, coming “face to snout” with hundreds of pacific ocean dolphins, experience cavern swimming and snorkeling, and receive pictures and videos of your entire day. 

Where: 700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

For tickets to Jet Ski Adventure to Catalina Island

Visit the Butterfly Pavilion

Visit the Butterfly Pavilion

Butterflies are taking flight at the LA Natural History Museum! This springtime exhibit features hundreds of bright butterflies, colorful native fauna, and a variety of resting spots to wander and enjoy.

Where: 900 Exposition Blvd

For more information on the Butterfly Pavilion.

Butterflies are taking flight at the LA Natural History Museum! This springtime exhibit features hundreds of bright butterflies, colorful native fauna, and a variety of resting spots to wander and enjoy.

Where: 900 Exposition Blvd

For more information on the Butterfly Pavilion.

Take a spring cocktail making class

Take a spring cocktail making class

Learn all tricks of cocktail creation with this class from Cocusocial! We’ll dive into shaking/stirring techniques, jiggers and all the base spirits used in the cocktails you will be making. Learn to mix the perfect Old Fashioned, a balanced martini, plus one original recipe called The Off Broadway —and be an absolute sensation at your parent’s garden party for it.

Where: 2419 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031

For tickets to Classic Cocktail Making with a Twist.

Learn all tricks of cocktail creation with this class from Cocusocial! We’ll dive into shaking/stirring techniques, jiggers and all the base spirits used in the cocktails you will be making. Learn to mix the perfect Old Fashioned, a balanced martini, plus one original recipe called The Off Broadway —and be an absolute sensation at your parent’s garden party for it.

Where: 2419 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031

For tickets to Classic Cocktail Making with a Twist.

Hit a Rooftop Bar

Hit a Rooftop Bar

Share pitchers of cocktails 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 a guide to the top LA Rooftops.

Share pitchers of cocktails 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 a guide to the top LA Rooftops.

Take a cycling class on the beach

Take a cycling class on the beach

It may not yet be jump-in-the-ocean weather—but it’s definitely appropriate to cycle on the sand. Yep—you can now attend a 45 minute cycling class on the beach. The classes are high intensity cardio, muscle-sculpting and strength training. Perfect for beginners to experienced riders.

Where: Ocean View Park, Santa Monica

For tickets to Cycle on the Beach.

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It may not yet be jump-in-the-ocean weather—but it’s definitely appropriate to cycle on the sand. Yep—you can now attend a 45 minute cycling class on the beach. The classes are high intensity cardio, muscle-sculpting and strength training. Perfect for beginners to experienced riders.

Where: Ocean View Park, Santa Monica

For tickets to Cycle on the Beach.

Walk the Wildflower Trail at Diamond Valley Lake

Walk the Wildflower Trail at Diamond Valley Lake

Each spring, the super scenic Wildflower Trail of the Diamond Valley Lake opens briefly for the public to frolic! The 1.3 mile loop trail winds through fields carpeted with flowers, providing views of deep blue arroyo lupines, purple canterbury bells, yellow rancher's fiddleneck and pink red maids. Open Thursday and Saturday 8 AM—6 PM, and Monday 6 AM—5 PM. 

Where: 2615 Angler Ave Hemet.

For more information on Diamond Valley Lake

Each spring, the super scenic Wildflower Trail of the Diamond Valley Lake opens briefly for the public to frolic! The 1.3 mile loop trail winds through fields carpeted with flowers, providing views of deep blue arroyo lupines, purple canterbury bells, yellow rancher's fiddleneck and pink red maids. Open Thursday and Saturday 8 AM—6 PM, and Monday 6 AM—5 PM. 

Where: 2615 Angler Ave Hemet.

For more information on Diamond Valley Lake

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