March is a wonderful time of year; gorgeous blossoms add pops of color to the city as spring begins to trickle in and we turn our focus to the inspiring women that have shaped the city in honor of Women’s History Month. This healthy dose of inspiration is balanced out with the raucous celebrations of Saint Patrick’s Day, marked by an overflow of luminous green libations.
On top of all of this, there are a tons of events and activities happening to brighten up your calendar. From catching film on a historic rooftop to meandering through a sea of wildflowers, or supporting some of the incredible female-owned businesses in the city, here are some of our favorite things to do in L.A. this month:
1. Support these women-owned businesses in honor of Women’s History Month (and beyond)
Women’s History Month is an annual observance to highlight and honor women’s impact on the world and throughout history. In celebration, we’ve collected 20 of our favorite women-owned businesses that you can support all year round! Whether you’re craving breakfast tacos, juicy birria, or in need of some wizard-themed coffee—all these women offer you a delicious dose of inspiration. Check out the full list here!
2. Harness your power at the incredible Stranger Things Experience
Step into Hawkins, Indiana right here in Los Angeles. The incredible Stranger Things Experience gives you an authentic deep-dive into the fictional town circa 1985. Explore the world straight out of the hit series with interactive audiovisual sets, retro games, and pulse-racing encounters will bring the cult TV sensation to life before your very eyes. Get ready to have your inner power put to the ultimate test! Guided by El and the gang, you’ll become a part of the team in your own right — fighting to rid Hawkins of Vecna and a rampant Demogorgon. The experience has been developed with actual show creators, so you know you’re in for a genuine treat. Grab your tickets here!
🎟️ Tickets: Grab your tickets to STE here!
📍 Location: 1345 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
3. Don’t miss your last chance to travel through the cosmos at Astra Lumina’s night walk
Interstellar garden Astra Lumina has captivated Angelenos since its opening last year. With the event closing later this month, there are just a handful of dates remaining to grab your tickets and walk through the heavenly grounds. With custom cocktails, soothing soundscapes, and ethereal realms throughout the botanic gardens in which its set, Astra Lumina is an experience you don’t want to miss!
🎟️ Tickets: Grab your tickets to Astra Lumina here!
📍 Location: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
4. Join the waitlist for the World of Barbie full of life-sized versions of her greatest accessories
World of Barbie is an immersive experience that puts you inside her hot-pink plastic world! The officially licensed experience has everything a Barbie® fan could imagine. From the Dreamhouse to an actual Camper Van built by West Coast Customs, the toys we once played with are now life-sized! At the experience you can record music, stop by the Barbie® theater, hop on her interstellar shuttle, or visit the World of Barbie® museum. There’s much more to see, so click here to learn all about the exhibit and join the waitlist!
5. Wander among cherry blossoms at one of these gorgeous gardens in L.A.
All this rain has caused some of these pink beauties to bloom a bit early around town, so no need to head to Japan or D.C. for a taste of the Sakura festival life. The brief display of these cherry blossom trees typically lasts only a few weeks within March—with some lasting until early April, if we’re lucky (depending on the wind and rain), so don’t wait to see them. Check out the full list of spots here!
6. Honor the legacy of Bob Marley at L.A.’s One Love Experience
The musical legend Bob Marley was a humanitarian, a revolutionary, and the man most responsible for spreading reggae around the world. He was a wonderful soul whose legacy continues to this day, and now you can experience his world first-hand at the Bob Marley One Love Experience. Meditate in the One Love Forest, play in the Beautiful Life zone, dance in the Silent Disco, and even place a wish on the One Love Tree. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this exhibit will bring positive vibrations to all Marley fans and honor the legacy of one of the greatest musicians of all time.
🎟️ Tickets: Grab your tickets to the Bob Marley One Love Experience here!
📍Location: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
7. Experience SoFi stadium like never before
SoFi Stadium is home to our beloved Los Angeles Rams and Chargers—it’s also the hotspot host of remarkable shows and concerts. It truly is the go-to place for unforgettable entertainment, and now you can experience the venue in an entirely new way. SoFi invites Angelenos to tour their behind-the-scenes spaces from premium suites, team locker rooms, the player tunnel and much more. You can even have an exclusive tour and dinner experience. Check out the SoFi website for more info!
🎟️ Tickets: Grab your tickets to tour SoFi stadium here!
📍 Location: SoFi Stadium, 1001 Stadium Dr, Inglewood, CA 90301
8. Soak in a natural thermal pool with picturesque views
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If your idea of pampering yourself is hiking to a natural gem and soaking in a natural, thermal hot spring, then you’re in luck. SoCal is filled with gorgeous hot springs surrounded by stunning landscapes to enjoy before summer rolls in. Here are 5 of our favorite heated pools to enjoy while the weather is slightly cooler.
9. Create memories with the whole family at SpringTopia’s wonderland
SpringTopia heading to LA with a modern spin on the classic carnival experience. Opening on March 29, SpringTopia will consist of seven magical areas waiting for you and your family or friends to discover. The fun-filled areas include a puppy petting zoo, a holiday-themed wonderland, laser shows, twisting mazes, swashbuckling pirates, and much more! Click here to learn more and join the waitlist.
10-34. Explore L.A. like an icon with our list of 25 things you must do in L.A. at least once
Our city is filled with hidden gems waiting for you to discover, but while waiting for the next best thing, we tend to overlook the some of the best experience the city is ready to offer. Whether you’re visiting the city for the weekend or you’re a bona fide Angeleno, everyone can agree that out lost of 25 things you must check off your list is essential to getting a feel of Los Angeles as a city. Get the full list now!
35. Visit the William Kentridge exhibit at The Broad
This is William Kentridge’s very first presentation at The Broad, and his first exhibition in LA within the last two decades. It features more than 130 works full of engaging and interactive design. You’ll surely be taken aback by all the intricacies and profound thoughtfulness in his artwork found throughout the museum’s first-floor galleries. Grab tickets here!
36-41. Bask in the glow of candlelight at one of these mesmerizing concerts in L.A. or in the O.C.
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Head to an ambient setting, bathed in flickering candlelight for a classical concert performed by talented L.A. musicians. Candlelight’s beloved series will be setting the nights aglow with these mesmerizing musical concerts set in some of the city’s most beautiful venues. Wrap yourself in the nostalgia with awe-inspiring classic renditions across a range of themes. Here are a few of the concerts coming to L.A. and the O.C. this month:
- Candlelight LA: Best Oscar Nominated Scores and Songs
- Candlelight LA: A Tribute to Juan Gabriel
- Candlelight LA: Tribute to Coldplay
- Candlelight OC: The Best of Joe Hisaishi
- Candlelight OC: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and more
- Candlelight OC: Tribute to Coldplay
- Get the full list of candlelit concerts in Los Angeles here, or gift the glow of candlelight to a loved one here!
42. Enjoy a green coastal celebration at Hermosa Beach’s St. Patricks Day Parade
Get your green gear ready and join Hermosa Beach’s 27th annual St. Patricks Day Parade! Expect a day full of community, beloved local nonprofits, unique decked-out vehicles, trendy brands and more in this eclectic and diverse celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Get more info here!
🗓️When: March 11, 2023
- Parade: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Music on Pier Plaza: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
📍 Location: Downtown Hermosa Beach
43. Come face-to-face with moving dinosaurs at Dino Alive
Dinos Alive Exhibit: An Immersive Experience is ready to take you back to a land before time. With over 80 specimens of life-sized moving replicas such as T-rex, Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus, this exhibit promises to transport you to the Jurassic where you’ll interact with the largest animals to ever set foot on our planet existed, suing a blend of virtual creatures and detailed replicas.
🎟️ Tickets: Get your tickets here!
📍 Location: 1345 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
44. Be an audience member and witness incredible live acts at America’s Got Talent in Pasadena
America’s Got Talent returns with a new set of awe-inspiring performers looking to compete on the world’s biggest stage and this season promises to deliver some of the wildest acts in the show’s history–and you can witness it all go down in person for FREE! Fans ages 8 and older can be a part of the star-studded audience and watch unforgettable performers live. It all begins on March 23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and continues through mid-April.
🎟️ Tickets: Book your free spot here!
📍 Location: 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101-2308
45. Bring back ‘80s trends at Stranger Things: The Experience
Stranger Things: The Experience is taking L.A. by storm, but your time in Hawkins wouldn’t be complete without a hearty dose of ‘80s nostalgia. Enjoy tons of totally tubular, retro-inspired photo moments at the event, along with the chance to be crowned Hawkins High fashion royalty! Esprit, the official apparel partner of the experience, will feature Hawkins’ most stylish visitors on its “Best Dressed” photo board–so start planning your hottest ‘80s look with them now! Get your tickets for this can’t-miss event before it leaves L.A. next month.
46. Stay in this enchanting 1930s Hollywood Hills Castle
Step off the Sunset Strip and into this restored 1920s Hollywood Hills castle shrouded in ancient oak trees and blooming bougainvillea. It has everything you’d expect from a fairytale abode to be but with modern comforts that will make you feel like absolute royalty. While it’s in the heart of the bustling neighborhoods, there’s nothing but the sound of birds tweeting once you walk inside. This is where writers, artists and hopeless romantics come to escape the world and seek inspiration in surreal surroundings. Learn more about it here!
47. Dive into immersive production of The Tempest from the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and the After Hours Theatre Company
Starting on March 16, The Tempest: An Immersive Experience will be taking place at Shakespeare Center LA in Downtown Los Angeles. NPR and the LA Times have raved about past productions, and this show is sure to be no exception. The Tempest: An Immersive Experience puts you inside the world of the story, taking place on the mysterious island featured in the play. Grab your tickets and learn more here!
48-63. Let spring unfold before your eyes at one of these 16 hidden gardens around the city
While living in a thriving metropolitan area comes with endless perks—otherwise, we wouldn’t all be here, right?—now and again, we need to break away from the daily grind and escape to nature. There’s nothing quite as therapeutic as gathering your thoughts under the shade of towering trees and wandering through lush landscaping with pops of color and subtle tweets of birds to remind us we’re not the only residents. Find all 16 here!
64. Dance the night away at BRESH, one of the biggest Latin American dance parties in the world
After sold shows in Buenos Aires, Ibiza, Barcelona, and more, this neon and glittering fiesta is coming to Los Angeles for one night only. On March 11th, get ready for an unparalleled rager. Originating in Argentina, BRESH has quickly become a cultural hub for influencers, music-makers, and good vibes across the world. So get your tickets before they’re gone and prepare to dance till dawn!
65. Plan a classic cinema outing with this unmatched AMC Black Ticket deal
There’s nothing like walking into a theater with the fresh smell of popcorn and the anticipation of watching the newest hit movie. Whether you take your love, a bestie, or even yourself on a movie date—you can’t beat the incredible price of an AMC Black Ticket offered at the discounted promotional price of $11.99. Enjoy any 2D movie, on any day at any time. This ticket can be used at participating AMC Theaters across the United States. Grab your ticket(s) here!
66-81. Inhale the fresh spring air at one of these 16 gorgeous outdoor patios
The outdoor scene always thrives in the spring and there are plenty of scenic patios that deserve a visit right now while that perfect weather is here. Browse our list of 16 stunning outdoor patios in L.A. enjoy craft cocktails and seasonal fare in the fresh open-air settings here!
82. Take in the endless shimmering world of Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirror Rooms’ at The Broad
- Credit: Courtesy of The Broad
The iconic installations by the beloved Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama have been illuminating our social feeds for the last decade and we can never seem to get enough. Get ready to be entranced by the endless sparkling reflections—along with a chance to get that much needed Instagram pic. You can make a free advanced time slot for March here!
🎟️ Tickets: Book your free time slot here!
📍 Location: The Broad, 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
83. Swim through vivid fields of flowers near L.A.
SoCal is lucky enough to have plenty of picturesque landscapes with vivid pockets of wildflowers. While the dry season means we may not have a full-blown super bloom, there are still places to find incredible blooms over the coming months. Whether it’s a hike to the mountains, a natural botanical garden or fields of flowers, you’ll find a way to ring in the new season. Find our list of 13 of our favorite spots here!
Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Cannabis & Movies Club is a place where film buffs and cannabis fanatics truly unite to become the best of buds. No need to wait for that special holiday, because 420 is every Sunday on the top of one of Hollywood’s most historic rooftops. Learn more about this exclusive club and get the full schedule of movies here!
85. Make unforgettable date plans at the romantic 1917
Full of richness in more ways than just one, the historic 1917 winery in Downtown L.A. is ready to serve you up some history as you sip on some of the finest grapes across the region. Their brand-new gorgeous patio is perfect for a daytime date or an evening dinner under twinkling lights. Their tastings are focused on handcrafted wines from California and are paired perfectly with mouth-watering bites meant to be shared amongst the barrels. It’s truly an escape within the city. Learn more about visiting them here!
📍 Location: 737 Lamar St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
86-94. Transport yourself to a bygone era at one of these 9 speakeasy bars
Feeling nostalgic? Yearning for another time? We get it. For all the everyday glamorous experiences L.A. is known for, sometimes we just long for the simpler times. Thankfully, the spirit of the 1920s lives on through these alluring, contemporary speakeasies housed in unassuming locations across the city. Get the full list of 9 spots here!