Spring is in the air and that means we're busy scouting out all the warm(er) weather activities. Whether you're a tried and true local or planning out your dream vacation, we've found so many bucket list-worthy items you need to see. This list of things to do in California this March has everything you could imagine for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and all-around foodies/coffee shop fiends. Are you ready?
Stroll Through Endless Flower Fields
Price: $10 entrance fee per vehicle
When: Mid-February - May
Location: 15101 Lancaster Rd., Lancaster, CA
Why You Should Go: This is one of the best places in California to see the super bloom.
Enjoy First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
Price: Ranges by day and exhibit; see the full list here
When: March 6 - June 5
Location: Natural History Museum, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Why You Should Go: You can enjoy a late-night out at the museum complete with dinosaurs and DJs.
Have A Whaley Good Time at the Festival of Whales
Price: $45 per adult
When: March 7 - 15
Location: Dana Point, CA
Why You Should Go: You can watch the gray whale migration, indulge in delicious street food, and lounge at the beach.
Treat Yourself at Smorgasbord LA
Price: Free to visit
When: March 1 - December 6
Location: Row, Los Angeles, CA
Why You Should Go: Treat your inner foodie to an amazing open-air market filled with amazing treats, baked goods, drinks and more.
Emerald Pools Trail: Nevada City
Location: Emerald Pools Trail, Nevada City, CA
Why You Should Go: You can swim in a mini gorge with waterfalls and crystal clear water.
Taste Test at the 'Top Chef' Food & Wine Festival
Price: General admission begins at $179
When: March 19 - 20
Location: Universal Studios Hollywood, CA
Why You Should Go: You can sample delectable culinary tastings from some of the world's best chefs.
Visit a Harry Potter Themed Coffee Shop
Price: Varies by purchase
When: Tuesday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Mondays)
Location: 1115 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA
Why You Should Go: You can live out your dream of visiting the wizarding world while enjoying delicious lattes.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Price: $25 park entrance fee per vehicle
Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Why You Should Go: You can explore frozen turquoise lakes year-round on this easy trail.
Amtrak: Pacific Surfliner
Price: Tickets start at $23
Location: Various cities across CA (see the full list here)
Why You Should Go: You can see 3 hours of the beautiful California coast for only $47!
Now that you know some of the best places in California to visit, it's time to get packing. Happy travels!
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