Spring break is around the corner and LA has tons of great things to do! Yelp’s Best Things to Do for Spring Break in Los Angeles, says the Immersive Van Gough exhibit is getting raves across the country! We also have the Skirball Cultural Center, Chinatown Nights, and the Getty is the perfect place to enjoy a cultural weekend, with four buildings dedicated to art, a special exhibition, and a 5-star restaurant.
Drive to Disneyland in Anaheim for a day. Downtown Disney is also a local adult attraction with plenty of restaurants and shops (such the Amazon Café with animatronic animals and a thunderstorm every 30 minutes).
Looking to get physical? Go for a hike at Runyon in Hollywood, the Santa Monica stairs, Coldwater Canyon, or any number of trails in the Laurel Canyon area. Go to the beach for a swim and to enjoy the spring sunshine. Best beaches for swimming include Zuma, Malibu, and Huntington Beach. LA even offers horseback riding! The Sunset Ranch in Hollywood is the best local place to ride a horse. Enjoy their evening tour, one-hour ride, or two-hour ride which takes you to the top of the Hollywood sign for 360-degree views of the city.
Visit local attractions like the Venice or Santa Monica Boardwalk for games, restaurants, shops, and fishing. Santa Monica Pier still has a working roller coaster. The nearby 3rd Street Promenade is a great place for power walking and power shopping.
Spring Break Outside of LA
Live in LA and looking to get away but not too far? Drive down the 5 freeway to family friendly San Diego to tour the Queen Mary (including their spooky ghost tour) and the local Naval shipyard.
Drive up to Santa Barbara for their yearly art show, beautiful beaches, and the Wolf Children’s museum. The Los Angeles Natural History Museum is fun and educational. Their yearly butterfly exhibit entails walking through a giant net containing hundreds of species of butterflies.
Looking to Volunteer During Spring Break?
Plant Trees with Tree People. Their “goal is to promote climate-resilient plant life and tree canopies, while reducing water waste, pollution and debris in major parks and urban neighborhoods, covering about 4,000 square miles. “
Nearly 4,500 volunteers plant trees with Tree People to prevent soil-off and provide shade. April 1, 9 2022 at Laurel Canyon.
Volunteer with Big Sunday. Big Sunday offers an array of different ways to volunteer from delivering Meals on Wheels to packing Easter baskets for Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs or serving at Veteran’s Dinners. You can also create care packages for military overseas and create animal blankets. April 3, 9, 10.
The Great L.A. River Clean Up is another great organization. Yes, there is a river in Los Angeles! Last year 9,000 volunteers picked up 70 tons of trash. Their goal is to restore the natural heritage of the river and create a healthy place for people to boat and fish, and for wildlife to live.
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There’s plenty of traditional spring break activities to be had in Los Angeles, like lying on the beach in the sun and plenty of clubs and nightlife, but L.A. is also a vibrant city with plenty of family friendly activities, chances to get outside and see the coastal wilderness, learn, play, and volunteer. Los Angeles has options for everyone as a spring break destination or as a staycation for residents.
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