10+ Things to Do in Los Angeles in Spring 2018 – April to June Activities & More

Everybody loves a good trip to L.A. From Hollywood to Santa Monica, there is something for all visitors who come to the City of Angels.

Spring is an especially good time to visit, with more reliably warm weather (although Los Angeles never gets very cold), noticeably shorter lines, and easier admission into top attractions.

If you’re looking for things to do in Los Angeles in Spring 2018, check out our list of some of the best activities and attractions, including…

  • Knott’s Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Pacific Park en el Muelle de Santa Mónica
  • Biblioteca y jardines Huntington
  • Newport Landing Whale Watch
  • Explore Griffith Park
  • ¡Y más!

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Regular admission to a number of these attractions are available on the Go Los Angeles® Card.

Choose as you go from popular attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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Please note, some of these special spring events may be separately ticketed and not available on the Go Los Angeles® Card.

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm

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Come visit Knott’s Berry Farm to enjoy their amazing annual event, the Boysenberry Festival.

Este año, el festival se expande a tres semanas, marzo 16 - Abril 8 , 2018 .

Located in the Ghost Town region of the park, this special event celebrates the iconic berry at the heart of Knott’s heritage.

Knott’s Berry Farm is the birthplace of the Boysenberry and each spring, Knott’s celebrates the flavorful berry and its historic roots with unique food and live entertainment during the Festival.

Enjoy dozens of boysenberry-inspired drinks, food, snacks, and more. Sample new adult beverages at the Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden.

Deléitese con una extensa línea de entretenimiento en vivo desde Snoopy's Boysenberry Jamboree hasta todo tipo de música en vivo.

A su llegada: Admission to Knott’s Berry Farm and admission to the Boysenberry Festival are both included with the Go Los Angeles® Card.

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

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From March 18 to September 3, 2018, the Natural History Museum in L.A. opens up their famed Butterfly Pavilion to the public.

See these delicate little beauties flit and flutter around, and perhaps even land on you!

The best time to visit is about mid-morning. Due to its popularity, you’ll need a timed ticket to enter the pavilion.

A su llegada: Entradas para el Museo de Historia Natural están incluidos con la tarjeta Go Los Angeles.

Commune with Whales

Image credit: Dana Point Festival of Whales Facebook page.

Image credit: Dana Point Festival of Whales Facebook page.

Marvel at the majestic gray whales and their calves as they migrate north along the Southern California coast.

In honor of this amazing natural event, Dana Point Harbor throws a two-weekend party that includes a parade, a street fair, and even a whale-themed musical performance.

Families can also enjoy arts and crafts. Want to see the whales up close? Hop aboard a whale-watching cruise.

A su llegada: Newport Landing Whale Watch tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles® Card.

Enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal-Studios-Hollywood-pt-4Universal Studios Hollywood es uno de esos lugares mágicos que deleitan a niños y adultos en igual medida. Allí está la fascinante gira de estudio detrás de escena, luego docenas de atracciones y atracciones para disfrutar después.

Some of the popular areas of the park include the newer “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” (beloved by all), several Simpsons attractions, and the wonderful “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem” ride.

No se olvide de explorar Universal CityWalk después de que haya terminado con todos los paseos y atracciones: es una gran actividad nocturna con opciones de comida, cena y entretenimiento.

A su llegada: Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood is included with the 3-, 5-, and 7-Day Go Los Angeles® Cards.

Soak up Celebrity Culture

madame-tussauds-hollywoodIf you’re in Los Angeles, why not take advantage of your proximity to Hollywood to explore some of the most exciting elements of cinematic culture?

First, pay a visit to Madame Tussauds, where you’re guaranteed to “meet” your favorite celebs across a variety of themed exhibit areas.

Then, head to the Hollywood Museum, where you can see props, costumes, and sets from iconic Hollywood blockbusters.

A su llegada:  Admisión a Madame Tussauds Hollywood y admisión al Museo de Hollywood ambos están incluidos con la tarjeta Go Los Angeles®.

Explore Griffith Park 

Crédito de la imagen: página de Facebook del Zoo de Los Ángeles / George Stoneman.

Image credit: Los Angeles Zoo Facebook page / George Stoneman.

There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors in spring; with the first hints of warmer weather and the blooming trees and flowers, it’s a truly beautiful time to enjoy nature.

This year, spend some time exploring the expansive and impressive Griffith Park.

There’s the fascinating Griffith Observatory (which offers free admission!), several bike trails and driving paths, a golf course, and even the L.A. Zoo and Botanical Gardens. That’s just the beginning, too!

A su llegada: Admission to the L.A. Zoo is included with the Go Los Angeles® Card.

Visit Santa Monica

santa-monica-pier-aquariumVisitors often forget about this little paradise nestled on the Los Angeles coastline, but locals love it for a number of reasons.

There’s so much to do, so many places to dine and shop, you’ll never run out of ideas.

Take the kids to the charming Pacific Park or the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Rent a bike and enjoy the leisurely pace of life by the beach.

Or, just get in some sunbathing – just stay out of the chilly water!

A su llegada: Admission to Pacific Park and admission to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium are both included with the Go Los Angeles® Card.

Roam Seasonal Gardens

Image credit: Huntington Library Facebook page.

Image credit: Huntington Library Facebook page.

While it is a little bit of a hike from downtown Los Angeles (you can actually get there via mass transit, however, it’s just a longish ride), the Huntington Library is a fabulous attraction that combines the appeal of a historic research library, an art gallery, luxurious gardens, and literary artifacts all into one inspiring destination.

Be sure to explore the gardens in particular this time of year – the roses are spectacular. Visitors might also enjoy the “Orbit Pavilion,” a garden art installation that echoes the shapes and sounds of the International Space Station and 19 Earth satellites. It was even designed by people who work at NASA!

A su llegada: Admission the Huntington Library and Gardens is included with the Go Los Angeles® Card.

Local Events

LA Times Festival of Books

USC Campus
April 21-22, 2018

This is one for the book lovers. The LA Times Festival of Books is a fantastic free event that promises tons of bookish fun and excitement.

Además de docenas de lecturas y firmas de autor famosas, también disfrutarás de talleres especiales, charlas profesionales y, por supuesto, muchos libros a la venta.

Getting In: Admission to the LA Times Festival of Books is free.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

Santa Clara
April 19 – 22, 2018

Image credit: Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Facebook page.

Image credit: Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Facebook page.

¿Te gustan las canciones country western? ¿Tienes un niño loco por los caballos? Entonces el Festival de vaqueros de Santa Clarita es un evento obligatorio para usted y su familia. Desplegándose en el histórico Old Town Newhall, el festival de este año promete ser un gran evento.

Los invitados disfrutarán de actos musicales que abarcan toda la gama desde el bluegrass hasta la palabra hablada, deliciosa comida de barbacoa, fascinantes recorridos por lugares locales como la Biblioteca Reagan, y artículos únicos en originales vendedores de inspiración occidental. ¡Ven con tus botas de vaquero!

Getting In: Admission to the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Los Angeles® Card. For more information, please visit the event website.

PPLA Food Fare

Santa Monica
March 1, 2018

Image credit: PPLA Food Fare / Time Out Los Angeles.

Image credit: PPLA Food Fare / Time Out Los Angeles.

Conocido por ser el evento culinario más antiguo de Los Ángeles, el PPLA Food Fare reúne a más de cien restaurantes, chefs, empresas de catering, bodegas, panaderías y más.

From high-end cuisine to inventive food trucks, you’ll be able to sample cuisine from all across the city at this fantastic event.

Entrando: La entrada a la tarifa de alimentos de PPLA se envía por separado y no está incluida en la tarjeta Go Los Angeles®. Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web del evento .

Cherry Blossom Festival

Monterey Park
abril 21 - 22 , 2018

Image credit: Descanso Gardens.

Image credit: Descanso Gardens.

Few things signal the onset of spring quite like the fragrant blooming of the delicate cherry blossom.

This year in Los Angeles, the Cherry Blossom Festival in the nearby city of Monterey Park will be the place to celebrate these delightful natural wonders.

Enjoy musical performances, guided nature walks, delicious food, and even origami classes.

Getting In: Admission to the Cherry Blossom Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Los Angeles® Card. For more information, please visit the event website.

Festival de cine del Pacífico asiático de Los Ángeles

Various locations
May 3 – 12, 2018

Image credit: LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Image credit: LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Fundado en 1983 , el anual Festival de cine del Pacífico asiático de Los Ángeles ahora es una institución local.

Having shown thousands of original films over that time period and presented hundreds of seminars, panels, guest speakers, and awards, they’ve certainly got the credibility when it comes to showcasing great art.

It’s the largest festival of its kind in SoCal and you won’t find anything like else quite like it. A must-see for film buffs. 

Getting In: Admission to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Los Angeles® Card. For more information, please visit the event website.

Remember to Save on Admission

Did we miss anything? A few things to do in Los Angeles in the spring, including some special events, other seasonal activities in April, May, and June.

Please note, the spring events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not available with the Go Los Angeles® Card.

We hope you consider adding some of these fun ideas to your spring vacation itinerary.

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