March is a wonderful time of year; 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 plethora of events and activities happening to brighten up your calendar. From catching a classic film under the stars to meandering through a hidden outdoor landscape, or supporting some of the incredible female-owned businesses in the city, there are a plethora of ways to light up your calendar. Here are some of our favorite things to do in L.A. this month:
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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 catch while the weather is slightly cooler.
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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. Whether it’s a tribute to ABBA or a Celtic celebration for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll find something for every musical taste. Here are all the concerts coming to L.A. this month:
- Candlelight St. Patrick’s Day: Celtic Folk at The Hollywood Roosevelt
- Candlelight: An Evening with Vitamin String Quartet
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Lady Gaga
- Candlelight: A Tribute to ABBA
- Candlelight: Selections of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Orchid Quartet
This magical outdoor event takes place in a stunning historic Greek Theatre with lush views of Griffith Park. It features only the best of cinema along with pre-show DJs, but with only a few screenings happening this month you’ll need to act fast to get tickets. Find out more here.
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Just when you thought L.A.’s food scene couldn’t get any better, a slew of incredible eateries open up. With 10 new restaurants added to the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand guide and several celebrity chefs heading up new spots across the city, your biggest challenge will be navigating the drool-worthy choices. Find the full list of L.A.’s best new restaurants here.
Bask in the charm of the Regency-era at “The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience” in LA. Tour a regal palace (guided by the voice of the enigmatic Lady Whistledown herself) and visit various immersive rooms — like Madame Delacroix’s modiste where you can try on dresses virtually. After all, you only have one chance to make a first impression. Her Majesty requires your presence, and you can RSVP here.
Step into the works of one of the world’s artistic masters and allow state-of-the-art technology to transform your surroundings with the complex strokes and details of Claude Monet’s most iconic paintings. After a successful global tour in cities like NYC and Paris, the multisensory exhibitions have finally landed in L.A. for a limited time only. Get your tickets here.
Dinos Alive Exhibit: An Immersive Experience finally opened in the heart of LA at 1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello! 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. Get your g¡tickets here.
Disco is back and it’s more glamorous than ever! Night Fever is bringing back the good old days with its state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and 360-degree scenic design. Taking place at an iconic venue in Hollywood (The Ghostlight at The Three Clubs), this theatrical dance club experience transports guests to 1977 New York City. Get ready for epic dance numbers and outrageous scripted moments. Get your tickets here and groove the night away.
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 10 here.
Speaking of blooms, if your idea of retail therapy involves wandering through a freshly decorated boutique with beautifully curated products with gorgeous floral-centered coffees and confectionary, then you absolutely need to visit Morning Lavender. This female-owned and run space is a pastel dreamland with not one but three Insta-worthy flower walls. Find out more here.
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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. Find out more here.
As spring rolls in there’s no better way to spend the day than at one of L.A.’s incredible parks and the iconic floating swans are the perfect way to get around Echo Park. You’ll get a thigh workout with views of the lush scenery all while practicing social distancing. Book yourself a fun day out here.
The outdoor scene is thriving at the moment and there are plenty of newcomers like De Buena Planta that deserve a visit now that spring weather is here. Browse our list of stunning outdoor patios in L.A. enjoy craft cocktails and seasonal fare in the fresh open-air settings here.
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Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, you’ll find the breathtaking Morro Rock protruding out from the smooth sandy beaches of Morro Bay, California. It was formed over 23 million years ago as a plug or lava neck of a long-dormant volcano that’s created when magma cools and hardens. Years of erosion have washed the surrounding layers of ash away, to reveal what we see today. Find all the details here.
Star Trek fans, this one is for you. Paramount+ is bringing an out-of-this-world experience to the Los Angeles Arts District this March with 10 days of 10 Forward. Immerse into the 10 Forward bar experience and indulge in delicious food from LA’s favorite food trucks! The bar includes access to the Canteen Store, featuring Star Trek merch, only for sale during this limited-time event. Get your tickets here.
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The iconic installations by the beloved Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama have been illuminating our social feeds for the last decade and we can never seem to get enough. It’s been two years since Angelenos last had the chance to be entranced by the endless reflections and this time, it comes without the endless lines. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away will return The Broad on January 5 and you’ll be able to make free advanced timeslots on December 22 at 10 a.m. online. Find out more here.
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 a list of our favorite spots here.
Experience an exclusive and stunning visual journey through the life of the Princess of Wales at this unique Princess Diana Exhibition in LA. From Photographs by the world-famous Royal Photographers, Anwar Hussein and his two sons Zak and Samir, to art installations by the world-renowned multimedia artist, Pauline Loctin, this exclusive exhibit will give you an inside look into royal life. Book your tickets here.
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Grab a cocktail in the 128-year-old architectural landmark at the all-new Wyman Bar and catch a glimpse of the stunning atrium noted for its stunning ironwork. Don’t wait too long though, this elegant hangout forms part of the exclusive NeueHouse members club and it won’t be open to the public for long. Find out more here.