Hello to all the girls who live in LA! Spring has sprung. What is a girl to do in one of the most fun cities out there? Well the obvious is clear: go hang out at the beach, go for a hike, visit a theme park, and the like. But here we have compiled a list of 25 super fun things that may have fallen off your radar; events and activities, and even some fun at-home suggestions to have you celebrating the season the right way. Here is your Los Angeles Spring Bucket List that will have you busy through the month of May.
Take a Road Trip
Grab some friends or your significant other and head out of town for the weekend. Some of our favorite trips to take are to Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Big Sur, Las Vegas, and Mammoth Lakes.
Visit a Flea Market
The Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the largest flea markets in the country and features a huge range of fun and unique trinkets, clothing (new and old), and delicious food. The merchandise can range from hand-made creations to salvaged items, as well as artwork and DIY crafts. There is so much to explore, it's best to get there early (like 7:00am), and spend plenty of time browsing all the rare treasures. It is held on the second Saturday of every month; 7am-4:30pm.
Bring Spring Indoors
Plant an Herb Garden
Visit a Sidewalk Showcase
On the first Friday of every month from January to April, First Fridays in Long Beach hosts a free sidewalk showcase to support and draw attention to local artists and musicians. Come out and show your support and love for all your creative neighbors on April 6th for their final showcase.
Attend a Spring Indian Festival
You simply can't miss this fantastic Spring celebration: The annual Festival of Colors held at Whittier Narrows Park, The Meadows. This event pays tribute to the Indian tradition of Holi. Attendees color the air and each other with bright, vibrant powders and enjoy worldly musical performances. March 10th and 11th; 11am-4pm.
Go for a Bike Ride
When the days become longer and as the sun starts to set, go for an evening bike ride. There are so many beautiful places to ride that have incredible scenery and views of the evening sky.
Have Drinks Outside
Wednesdays are for wine, of course! Do Wine Wednesdays differently at Everson Royce Bar. Only $25 for a flight of three different wines to taste as well specialty culinary creations by award-nominated chef Matt Molina. Each week he brings a fresh selection, so keep checking back every Wednesday for a whole new experience.
Enjoy the Pier
The Santa Monica Pier is viewed by some locals as a tourist hotspot, which it is, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spend a sunny spring day on the boardwalk. There is so much to do there. Be sure to ride the ferris wheel, and enjoy some funnel cakes.
Spring Clean your Closet
Open the windows, blast some music and start your spring cleaning. Read our tips on how to organize and clean out your closet. Donating your old clothes and making room for your new spring/summer wardrobe is a great feeling and will surely put you in the spring spirit.
Vintage, Vintage Everywhere!
It's a vintage lover's dream at the Artists and Fleas Venice shopping market. With a variety of products that range from clothing to cosmetics to jewelry, this super new flea market loves the fashionably old-fashioned. Open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month; 11am-4:30pm.
Get Schooled on Tattoo Culture
Explore a historical exhibition of tattoos at the Natural History Museum. Perhaps after an in-depth education on the history of permanent ink you might even want to get one for yourself. Stop by the in-museum tattoo parlor on your way out. Exhibition ends April 15th.
Start a Spring DIY Project
Easter hops through in the spring. Make some fun, cute, and delicious Easter crafts for your friends and family to enjoy. Tap into your creative side and create a peeps vase or a flower arrangement from A Little Loveliness.
Enjoy a Day at the Park
All throughout the spring season, you can visit Grand Park to enjoy live shows and a rotating selection of food trucks. They are there every Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesdays and Fridays checkout Yoga reTREAT!
Taste Some of Springs Delicious Berry Dishes
Enjoy the spring's seasonal berries this year at Knott's Boysenberry Festival. Enjoy all the rides and attractions you love year-round, plus over 75 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes. March 16th - April 8th, tickets start at $49.
Attend an Artwalk
Second Saturday is a free art event that takes place on April 14th which is it’s final show for the season. A night where various galleries that line Highland Park and Eagle Rock keep their doors open extra late for curious and admiring patrons. If you love art go check it out!
Go to a Drive-in Movie Theater
Usually when we think of warm weather and movies, we think of outside movie theaters but how about going retro and seeing a blockbuster hit or a cult classic at a drive-in theater?