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10 Best Things To Do In LA In March

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There are always a ton of things happening in Southern California, but what are the best things to do in LA in March? As Winter turns to Spring events and opportunities are popping up like flowers pushing their heads up! From Infinity Rooms to Saint Patrick’s Day parades at the beach, via marathons, secret gardens and Noah’s Ark, Los Angeles has it all this month – and we’ve got the lowdown for you right here. Also take a moment to consider that LA is famous for having both sea and mountains, meaning you can hit the beach and go skiing/snowboarding this month (#1 and #10). Make the most of the opportunity!

Events & Activities in Los Angeles This Month

1. SANTA MONICA & VENICE BIKE TOUR (ALL MONTH)

Let’s face it, going to the beach is one of the best things you can ever do, I always come back both reinvigorated and relaxed. Los Angeles having its own beaches is something that you have to take advantage of and March is a great month to do that. 

Join us on our Santa Monica & Venice Bike tour and you’ll have the lightest of workouts as you cycle the beach neighborhoods of Santa Monica & Venice, learn some fascinating history, see some cool stuff AND get coffee – or donuts – on what could be LA’s bougiest boulevard, Abbot Kinney. Tour is usually lead by local expert Silvie and runs every day at 10 am. Tickets are $70 pp (including the bike rental).

More information here!

Santa Monice & Venice Bike Tour video

2. WATCH SPRING TRAINING AT DODGERS STADIUM (MARCH 24 & 25)

What could possibly be better than to take part in the time-honored ritual of Spring Training? Usually by the end of the month the weather is properly Spring-like, so it’s a definitely one of the best things to do in LA in March. As recently as 2020 the Dodgers won the actual World Series and they came within a whisker of making the play-offs in 2021.

In December 2023, the Dodgers signed two-time American League MVP Shohei Ohtani to a $700 million deal, the largest deal in professional sports. You might see him too! So why not welcome the Dodgers home for the new season!

More information here.

3. DO – OR JUST WATCH – THE LA MARATHON (MARCH 17)

If #2 seems to sedate for you, how about joining the largest marathon on the west coast (with all the other masochists who are taking part) and putting yourself through a living hell? Seriously – you may not want to run for anything like 26 miles (and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t), but why not show up and cheer on the foolhardy, but determined, souls that do? It’s a great day.

More information here.

4. SEE A SHOW AT THE PANTAGES THEATRE (ALL MONTH)

The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood has a great slate of shows in March. First of all The Wiz finishes its pre-Broadway run on March 3, then Chicago takes over the stage for a run from March 5-24. Finally Dancing with the Stars plays March 26 and 27, with professional dancers from the hit television series performing.

More information here.

5. VISIT DESCANSO GARDENS (ALL MONTH)

Descanso Gardens is a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance, and rare natural beauty. Their mission is to offer people an experience close to nature and cultivate an understanding of the natural world and people’s place in it through inspiration, education and example. The Descanso Gardens is a hidden treasure of Los Angeles, perched in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in La Cañada, and is well worth a visit.

More information here.

6. GO TO A CONCERT AT THE WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL (ALL MONTH)

The Music Center has a fantastic program of concerts and events and going to one is always one of the best things to do in LA in March. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the best in the world (it’s the only one that I know that sounds the same, whether it’s full or empty) and it’s not only classical music, some very popular contemporary artists and groups perform there too. This month Phillip Glass is performing, while John Adams conducts his symphonic homage to Los Angeles Film Noir and a world premiere by Timo Andres.

More information here.

7. VISIT NOAH’S ARK – AT THE SKIRBALL CENTER (ALL MONTH)

Noah’s Ark at the Skirball is back! This award-winning children’s and family cultural center invites visitors of all generations to play, climb, build, explore, make believe and make friends – all while exploring an eight-thousand-square-foot wooden ark, filled to the rafters with whimsical animals and storm clouds that will spark their senses. Share in a timeless story – and together envision a better world.

More information here.

8. CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY AT HERMOSA BEACH (MARCH 16).

What could be more authentic to Los Angeles than celebrating the patron saint of Ireland? Well, LA may not be as Irish as other cities in the US, such as Boston, New York and Chicago, but Angelenos need no excuse for a street party and we certainly know how to make the most of St Paddy’s day. So, why not head down to Hermosa Beach for the annual Saint Patrick’s day Parade, after all the weather’s so much better for an outdoors event here than back home on the Emerald Isle.

More Information here.

9. VISIT YAYOI KUSAMA’S INFINITY MIRROR ROOMS AT THE BROAD (ALL MONTH)

Visit the new kid on the block that’s now the big kid on the block. In addition to the superlative two thousand piece collection spread around the viewing galleries, the TWO infinity rooms downstairs have are pretty special too.

More information here.

You could even visit MedMen in downtown on the way in – strictly for the purposes of better appreciating Kusama’s Longing for Eternity, of course!

10. GO SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING (ALL MONTH)

Many know that LA is lined with ski resorts to the North and East – Mount Baldy, Mountain High, Big Bear and Snow Summit – but many don’t. Our resorts don’t have the truly Alpine altitudes necessary in these warmer latitudes to offer a full season of winter sports, but given frigid temperatures and heavy dumps of snow, like right now, they can be hard to beat. Make the most of the incredible array of offerings that LA has and hit the slopes! Baldy and Mountain High are in Los Angeles County itself, and Big Bear is in neighboring San Bernardino.

More information on Mount Baldy here.

More information on Mountain High here.

More information on Big Bear and Snow Summit here.

Mountain High

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– By Damien Blackshaw (Twitter)

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