Los Angeles in the Spring. It’s a great time of year to enjoy the City of Angels. Temperatures are pleasant enough – especially during the day – that you can spend time outside and not suffer in the sweltering heat that LA see comes summer.
Even as more LA establishments open back up amid the Covid-19 pandemic, your best bet is to look for outdoor activities and take advantage of Southern California’s perfect year-round weather. Here are four of my top recommended things to do in Los Angeles, California this Spring. They’re a fun mix of food and dining, exploration, and health and wellness.
1. Visiting the Huntington Botanical Gardens
I was fortunate enough to see The Huntington Botanical Gardens for the first time several months ago. While the venue was absolutely beautiful, I visited during winter, so the flowers were not in bloom yet. To take advantage of the full beauty of this venue, you should visit during Spring when the flowers are blooming. This will also ensure you get the most stunning photos possible.
2. Go on a Hike
At this point, gyms in Los Angeles are able to open but only at 10 percent capacity. So, even if you are comfortable going to an indoor gym, you may come up against over-eager and gym-deprived Angelenos trying to get in as well. Why not combine exercise and lovely nature sights by going on a hike? LA has more than its fair share of exceptional hiking locales. From spots overlooking the city skyline to ocean views and waterfalls, it’s a perfect time of year to exercise outdoors without the concern of extremely hot weather.
3. Rooftop Bar
New York City might have the metropolitan views, but with an abundance of sunny, rain-free days, Los Angeles is a perfect destination for rooftop bars and restaurants. Enjoy the slightly warmer temps and mix up your happy hour by checking out some of the city’s coolest rooftop hangouts. One of the LA's most trendy spots is E.P. & L.P in West Hollywood. For beach views, try Elephante in Santa Monica, or for a downtown city scene, visit Pilot DTLA.
4. Take a Weekend Road Trip
The great thing about Los Angeles is that it’s a wonderful starting point for a weekend road trip, and you have an endless amount of destinations to choose from. For those who want to see another of California’s famous cities, head down to San Diego, which is only about 2 hours from LA (depending on traffic), or pick a beachside escape in South Orange County like Newport Beach or Laguna Beach. North of LA, explore Santa Barbara or the Danish-themed town of Solvang. Heading east, you can enjoy the desert appeal of Palm Springs or go camping at the iconic Joshua Tree National Park – two locales that are much more bearable in spring than they are in summer!
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