The city is positively blossoming and it demands to be enjoyed.
After the pandemic cheated us out of our spring last year, the prospect of enjoying the city’s best entertainment al fresco with the fresh, floral scents filling the air and California sunshine on our skin seems like a dream. Now that L.A. has officially moved into the Red Tier, the doors are reopening along with all the beautiful buds. As much as we love hiking, we’re extremely excited to switch up the long lines behind household troops for these fresh activities.
Here are all the reasons you should be enjoying L.A. outdoors this spring:
After being starved of in-person arts for a year, you can finally get your cultural fix at one of these fine institutions. While some of L.A.’s major museums and galleries are yet to announced their reopening date, these four have already confirmed the green light.
- Petersen Automotive Museum – March 25
- Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles – March 20
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) – April 1
- Hammer Museum – Mid-April
The creators of the sold-out Haunt’Oween and WonderLAnd drive-through experiences are bringing you a delicious new experience—but with a sweet twist! The snowflakes and cobwebs have been swept away and replaced with countless sweet installations, oversized props, art displays, unique parade floats, whimsical sets, curated photo ops, safe performances, immersive tunnels, geodesic domes, and multiple candy-powered interactions. But this time you get to step out of your car and inhale the fresh air in a lush, open-air oasis that boasts 40,000 square feet of pure candy heaven. Book your tickets to the immersive Sugar Rush experience here.
While there might not be a super bloom this year, there are still vivid pockets of wildflowers to admire if you go looking for it. And the late-season rainfall might add even more color to the local landscapes. Here are 6 wonderful places with wildflowers that are worth visiting whether you find blooms or not.
Zip and sip your way over picturesque vineyards then settle in to enjoy the fruits of the land in a historic setting. You’ll get the rush of soaring above Pinot Noir vines with breathtaking views of the Santa Margarita, then you’ll get to mull over the experience upon landing at Ancient Peaks Winery on Highway 58.
If there’s one way to take in spring in Los Angeles it’s from the top floor, shrouded in plants and dotted with fairy lights. Here are some of our favorite gardens in the sky where cocktails, music, food and good times are guaranteed.
Just off Palms Boulevard in Venice, you’ll find this huge work-in-progress art installation, that’s more colorful than any of the characters strolling around Venice Beach. The husband and wife duo, Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran, have spent over two decades covering every single inch of the original bungalow with an assortment of tiles, dolls, teacups and other fascinating found objects. Walking through this embedded masterpiece is like exploring a ceramic version of Fiji’s Rainbow Reef. After months of closure, the Mosaic Tile House will be reopening, starting March 27. You can visit it every Saturday and reservations can be made by email.
The iconic floating swans are the perfect way to explore the park amongst the lotus beds. You’ll get a thigh workout with views of the lush scenery all while practicing social distancing. Book yourself a fun day out here.
Botanical gardens never cease to be an inviting respite from the smoke and smog of city life. The blooms are ever-changing and L.A. is lucky to be the home of truly remarkable plant species. So take a day to wander through the tranquil, manicured landscapes and inhale the fresh floral aromas of Mother Nature. Here are 5 gardens that are open for reservations right now.
While traveling over 6,000 miles to Venice is out of the question right now, there’s still the option of taking a 30-minute drive to Long Beach for a taste of European life. You can glide down the stunning Naples Canals on 38-foot asymmetrical beauties as Gondoliers propel you down under the romantic, high-arching bridges as you travel past the Accademia, to the Ravenna, to the Toledo and the Neapolitan East and then the famous “Treasure Island” bridge. Find out more here.
The idyllic 29 Oaks Ranch is known for pairing delicious farm-style food and quality time with adorable farm animals. When it comes to creating irresistible experiences you didn’t know you needed, there is simply nothing that matches it. Here are 3 blissful outdoor experience to do:
Featured Image: Flower Fields