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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Emerald Pools Trail: Nevada City

Price: Free

Location: Emerald Pools Trail, Nevada City, CA 

Why You Should Go: You can swim in a mini gorge with waterfalls and crystal clear water.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Now that you know some of the best places in California to visit, it's time to get packing. Happy travels!


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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