It’s a blooming good month to be in L.A.!
Angelenos, you finally made it into the Orange Tier! And that means this year we get to step out into the city to enjoy a beautiful variety of blooms and dozens of vibrant activities to match them. With brunch season in full swing, rooftops and beachfront spots should be at the top of your daytime activities list. Then, of course, you need to explore all the flowers popping up around the city. When the sun sets, SoCal’s largest outdoor screens will illuminate two incredible L.A. parks along with music and food. You could also enjoy a fiery immersive dining experience atop a prime Hollywood hotel. Essentially, you have zero reasons to stay in and 55 to head out this month!
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.
The top-voted outdoor film series ‘Drive In At The Park’ is about as scenic as outdoor experiences get. Set in two visually stunning locations (Kenneth Hahn Park and Santa Clarita), you’ll enjoy a vibrant evening of films, live DJs, incredible food trucks and more. Find out more here.
The cocktail connoisseurs at Spirit Guides have devised a beautiful concoction of live interactive shows and mixology with these two premium at-home cocktail experiences. Each experience comes with top-notch spirits and ingredients to make your drinks, then you’ll get to enjoy a live mariachi musical entertainment or a enjoy drunken history lesson.
- Get Into The Cinco De Mayo Spirit With A Margarita Party & Drunk History Class
- Explore The Surprising History Of The Mint Julep With This Derby Day Cocktail Class
5. Brunch Your Way Through The Best Of The Beatles-At This Bottomless Mimosa Experience On The Beach
Enjoy 2 hours of flowing mimosas on a sand-covered Abbey Road at SeaLegs and get into the groove with iconic Beatles songs performed live by The Nowhere Men. There’ll be ten curated brunch offerings to purchase on the day, including breakfast burritos, tacos, avocado toast and French toast sticks. You could also feast your way through “Strawberry Fields Forever” with fresh fruit & yogurt parfait. Whatever you choose, the entire experience is guaranteed to be electric. Book your spot here.
This dreamy Candlelight concert series is ever-evolving and never ceases to dazzle audiences. This spring you’ll find incredible performances happening at stunning outdoor locations, bathed in flickering candlelight. From Oscar-winning scores to Beethoven, you’ll get to listen to top talent performing curated pieces in a range of genres. Here are concerts to catch this season:
The beautiful outdoor oasis at the historic El Cid will be transformed into a disco dream for an unforgettable brunch party. You’ll be served up delicious food, a whole lot of 70s and 80s nostalgia, and as many mimosas as it takes to get you into the groove. Book yourself a spot at this throwback feast.
If there’s one way to take in the balmy spring air in L.A. 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.
26. Feast On This Theatrical Dining Experience With Craft Cocktails And Breathtaking Views Of Hollywood
Get a taste of blazing gourmet cuisine with a vintage garage twist at the ‘Torched’ dining experience! While the hospitality industry has been a little quieter than usual, Gastro Garage has been reigniting the scene at W Hollywood with a culinary spectacle that’s keeping the night skies aglow. The rooftop’s already-popularTorched’ pop-up experience serves up dinner and a show as chefs (or “gastro mechanics”) cook your meal in front of you using industrial-sized torches! Find out more here.
27. Go To One Of C.A.’s Incredible Themeparks
It’s been so long since our favorite theme parks first closed, we can hardly remember what rides are like outside of VR headsets. With vaccinations moving swiftly along and our shiny new Orange Tier status, we finally have a reason to eat too much themed candy and explore California’s fantastical entertainment parks. Six Flags is already open with rides, meanwhile, Disneyland has announced plans to reopen on April 30 and Universal Studios Hollywood will reopen on April 16—and tickets for both parks go sale from April 8!
28-30. Take A Scenic Ride Above The City With An Epic Helicopter Ride
Whether you want to fly above the homes of the rich and famous, marvel at the stationed Queen Mary or see the O.C. Triangle from the sky, these helicopter rides will make for a tour of the city like no other. Here are 3 of the experiences you can enjoy this month:
- The Real Housewives Helicopter Tour
- The Long Live the Queen (Mary) Helicopter Tour
- The OC Triangle Helicopter Tour
31-38. Visit One Of These 8 Museums
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
- Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
- Hammer Museum
- Getty Museum
- Hammer Museum
- The Broad
- The Huntington
- Hauser & Wirth
39. Go Down A Rabbit Hole And Immerse Yourself In A World Of Allure, Illusions And Decadent Cocktails
Step into the shadows of this hidden, ornate theater, a magical world is conjured where you’ll be immersed in an experience orchestrated to entertain and beguile. The Black Rabbit Rose is bringing the Houston brothers’ signature brand of allure and spectacle to an outdoor space. Cocktails are specially crafted for the sole purpose to satisfy, amuse… and of course, enchant. Book your ticket here.
This interactive 3D art playground in Santa Monica is open again! Escape a fire-breathing dragon, swim under the sea with familiar characters or come face-to-face with King Kong at this fun-filled haven. There’ll be 43 hand-drawn trick art pieces all brought to life with AR technology. Book your visit 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:
- Happy Hour & Tarot Reading With Friendly Farm Animals
- Whiskey Tasting with Wacky Goats at 29 Oaks Ranch
The Last Drop Beer Festival experts have ventured deep into the jungle to unearth the most elusive exotic flavors and ancient celebrations to bring them to local shores. Now you can join the adventure and get a taste of the treasured bounty with the Forbidden Beer Festival—a tiki adventure. Book your tickets here.
Take In All The Spring Flowers Across The City
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. Whether it’s in a botanical garden or on a lush hiking trail, there is plenty to be admired this season.
Bloom-seekers behold! Descanso Gardens planted around 30,000 tulip bulbs a few months ago and they have turned the plots of this 150-acre haven into a vivid kaleidoscope of flowers. Wander through a mix of yellow, hot pink, red, white and purple springtime splendor while the blossoms are at their fullest. Find out more here.
55. Find Your Perfect Figure-Forming Piece At The SKIMS Pop-Up
Kim Kardashian West is officially a billionaire and SKIMS most likely had something to do with it. If you’re already a fan of the brand or you’re just want to understand what all the fuss is about, you’ll be able to swing by The Grove from April 6. It’s located right next to the park and this premiere of the brand’s first-ever standalone retail space will be filled with body-hugging essentials along with Morgenstern’s Ice Cream. Sounds like dreamy retail therapy to us.