5 Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles This Spring
Posted by Darren Daltorio | Posted on 05/06/2016
The clouds disappear, the temperature gets warmer, and the days get longer. It’s spring and as a Los Angeles real estate guy, it’s my favorite, and busiest, time of year. With so much to see in this great city, I get a lot of people asking my advice on places to experience – whether they live here or they’re just visiting. Since most of my days are filled travelling Los Angeles from property to property, when I do get a chance to enjoy time off, I’m careful to select the best. There’s something for every age and every personality in Los Angeles. Here are a few of my favorite things going on this spring for you to enjoy.
- Find a laugh at the LA Comedy Fest:Discover the talent you will only find in the City of Angels as you enjoy film, live comedy acts and screenplays at the 19th Annual Los Angles Comedy Festival. Past festivals have included performers and films from around the world. The festival aims to discover and promote great comedic talent as well as showcase the works of well-known industry pros.
When: May 12 – 22, 2016
Where: Let Live Theatre, 916a N. Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA
More info: http://www.lacomedyfest.com/
- Explore your palate at LA Winefest:Spring in L.A. brings a multitude of food, music and dance festivals, but this is a favorite. Enjoy the late spring outdoor weather at this annual all-you-can-drink wine and beer tasting classic. Along with the samplings are stage presentations, music and fresh breads. Food trucks and boutique products are also for sale inside the gates.
When: June 25-26, 2016
Where: Raleigh Studios, Hollywood CA
More info: http://www.lawinefest.com/
- Spring to Santa Monica:For a variety of California pleasures, don’t miss a spring trip to this oceanfront city, marking the end of the historic Route 66. This shoreline treasure offers 3.5 miles of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including the original Muscle Beach, the International Chess Park, and the Singing Beach Chairs. The Pacific Park, located on the Pier, offers an amusement park full of laughter, excitement and food. Pacific Park’s solar-powered Ferris wheel makes it the only one of its kind in the region and offers a lovely spring view of the California coast.
When: year-round; check web site for park hours
Where: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
More info: http://www.pacpark.com/
- Save a spring museum exhibit for a cloudy day:Though you won’t find too many days you’ll want to stay indoors, many of L.A.’s museums offer both indoor and outdoor exhibits. This spring, you’ll want to stop by and see these limited-time museum attractions:Roman Mosaics Across the Empire – Recovered from the various archeological areas of Italy, North Africa, Southern France, Turkey, and Syria, these Roman mosaics date from the 2nd through 6th century A.D. and provide a quick look into the decorative details in the architecture of the ancient world.
When: March 30 – Sept. 12, 2016
Where: The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades
More info: http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium – An exhibit that examines more than 100 photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the most influential visual artists of the late twentieth century, from the early 1970s to the culture wars of the 1990s. The exhibit features early drawings, collages, sculptures, and Polaroid photography as well as still lifes, portraits, nudes and rare color photographs. A companion exhibit is available at the Getty Museum.
When: March 20 through July 31, 2016
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
More info: http://www.lacma.org/
Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road – See paintings, manuscripts and objects From the Mogao caves dating back to the 4th to 14th century that have rarely, if ever, traveled to the United States. Included are three spectacular full-size cave replicas. The caves represent the 500 Buddhist caves in the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road, the trade routes linking East and West.
When: May 7 – Sept. 4, 2016
Where: Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive
More info: http://www.getty.edu/
- Get away to Griffith Park:Located in the heart of Hollywood between downtown L.A. and Burbank, this city park offers a calm in the middle of chaotic city life. Three hiking trails will take you through the woods by the famous Hollywood sign, through the famous “bat cave,” up to the Griffith Observatory and to spectacular views of the L.A. Basin. The Observatory offers Public Star Parties during the spring where volunteers from local astronomy groups circulate to assist the public in using the Observatory’s telescopes to check out the stars. The 68-horse Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round has been an L.A. family attraction for more than five generations. The Park also offers: camping, horseback riding, golfing, the Los Angeles Zoo, Greek Theatre, swimming, tennis and much more!
When: Most open year round; check individual attractions for specific hours
Where: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles
More info: http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/activities.htm
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Take your pick! From museums to amusement parks, hiking to drinking, you’ll want to take advantage of some of the best things to do this spring. And if you love it so much you don’t want to leave – ever – give me a call at (310) 939-9356 or through our Contact Us page to discuss your real estate needs. The Mike Millea team is ready to assist you with your Los Angeles real estate needs.
Mike Millea is a multifaceted Los Angeles probate real estate agent with a professional legal background, making him a trusted expert in the probate, trust and estate real estate market. He has practiced both real estate, and tax and estate planning law for a combined 30 years in southern California, giving him insight into the West Los Angeles and surrounding areas probate real estate market. For more information, visit mikemillea.com.