Fun Things to Do in Southern California This Spring
Fun Things to Do in Southern California This Spring

Fun Things to Do in Southern California This Spring

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Cherry blossoms © Descanso Gardens
Cherry blossoms © Descanso Gardens

The weather is warming up and the flowers are blooming– it’s finally Springtime in Southern California! There are so many fun things to do this season, from visiting the local farmers markets to taking a hike in the mountains. In this blog post, we will list 20 of our favorite Spring activities in Southern California. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Here are fun things to do in Southern California this Spring:

Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields

The Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields are in bloom from early March through early May. Visitors can stroll through the colorful fields, or take a ride on the antique tractor-pulled wagon.

Beautiful Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields Are Blooming

South Coast Botanic Garden’s SOAR

April 1 – July 31

Immerse yourself in the life of a tropical butterfly with South Coast Botanic Garden’s SOAR. Your tour begins as you enter the Host and Nectar Garden, where you may see up close the butterfly habitat and the birth of new species. Interact with new tropical butterflies and see unusual elements of their lives on a guided walk. 

Springtime on the Farm at Underwood Family Farms

April 2 – April 24, 2022

Take a step back in time and celebrate Springtime on the Farm at Underwood Family Farms! This annual event features live music, tractor-drawn wagon rides, farm animals, children’s activities and more. Guests can also purchase fresh produce and flowers from the farm market.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park Railroad 

March 26th to April 16th

Activities include Easter Egg hunts, face painting, cookie decorating, train rides, hay rides, photo opportunities, and more will be available. Easter Bunny photos will also be available. 

Experience Descanso’s BLOOM BOOM Celebration:

Every Spring, the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge celebrates the blooming of over 200,000 tulips with their annual Bloom Boom celebration.  It’s the perfect way to spend a Spring day!

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

March 20 – September 5, 2022

The Butterfly Pavilion is a must-see Springtime activity in Southern California! This exhibit features over 50 different species of butterflies, as well as moths, caterpillars, and other amazing insects.

Strawberry Picking at Tanaka Farms

Tanaka Farms is known for its fresh, sweet, and tasty strawberries! Take a spin around the farm in a wagon. Your knowledgeable tour guide will tell you about our farm’s farming practices and history. You’ll be able to observe the growth of fruits and veggies! Make one stop to choose a seasonal vegetable*, and then finish the trip by picking and eating strawberries in the strawberry patch! Everyone will receive a one-pound strawberry basket! Following the tour, stop by the Barnyard Educational Exhibit to meet and play with our barnyard pals.

Bubblefest at Discovery Cube Orange County

March 30 – April 17

The renowned spring family festival in Orange County returns to Discovery Cube Orange County. Bubblefest tickets are now available for pre-sale online, including the Mega Bubble Laser Show and the Exclusive Family Night. PRE-SALE BUYING SAVES YOU MONEY.

Come witness Deni Yang, the world’s most famous bubble artist, perform in the Mega Bubblefest Laser show, a magnificent 45-minute spectacle. Each presentation incorporates bubble artistry, music, and lasers to astonish and entertain children of all ages, including adults.

The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is an annual food-themed event that honors the park’s history by focusing on the boysenberry, the berry that started it all. Enjoy a delectable menu of meals ranging from savory entrees with a boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts and beverages available exclusively at Knott’s Berry Farm during this limited-time food festival. The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival has a broad variety of local craftspeople, live music, musical stage acts, and fun activities for guests of all ages, in addition to the various food and drink options. This year’s event will feature all-new food and beverage options, with over two dozen options to choose from.

More fun Springtime Activities

Visit a farmers market: Southern California is known for its fresh produce, and there are farmers markets all over the region. This Spring, take advantage of the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables and head to your local farmers market.

Related: South Bay Farmers Markets

Take a hike: Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore. Southern California has no shortage of hiking trails, so put on your hiking shoes and hit the trail!

Related: South Bay Trails For Kids

Go to the beach: One of the best things about living in Southern California is that we have access to some of the best beaches in the world. Soak up some sun this Spring and head down to your favorite beach!

See the blossoming flowers at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve : The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is a must-see in the Springtime. Every year, the reserve bursts into bloom with vibrant orange poppies. It’s truly a sight to behold!

Have a picnic: Spring is the perfect time for a picnic! Southern California has no shortage of beautiful parks and green spaces. So grab a blanket, some food, and your friends or family and head out for a picnic!

What are your favorite Springtime activities in Southern California?

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