Is the spirit of spring calling you to explore MIRACLE MILE AND PICO BLVD, IN LOS ANGELES? Are you looking for something other than fine dining and star watching? Don’t sit at home while the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the flowers are in bloom. Discover the many fun activities awaiting you in these historic neighborhoods. Here are 7 Fun Springtime Activities in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles.
7 Fun Springtime Activities in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles
La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Watch as prehistoric artifacts are uncovered before your eyes at the La Brea Tar Pits. Located on Wilshire Boulevard, the La Brea Tar Pits is an unexpected and miraculous feature of the Miracle Mile/Pico neighborhoods, where you can experience a world very different from modern day. Learn more about the process of excavation, animals that used to occupy what is now modern L.A., and explore plants of the Ice Age in the Pleistocene Garden.
This spring, visitors can participate in the Excavation Tour on weekends. This 45-minute exploration of excavation occurs partly behind-the-scenes in the excavation lab. Don’t miss your chance to uncover the details of Project 23, the area’s live excavation site, on March 21st every hour between 12pm and 3pm!
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Featuring multiple galleries and exhibitions, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art houses fine art, sculptures, and film. Between the Boone Children’s Gallery, numerous courses, and museum tours, a trip to the L.A. County Museum of Art promises to take you on an unforgettable journey. During the spring season, the museum is visited by hundreds who refuse to miss a chance to experience an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony. Requiring a reservation, each ceremony will be held Sundays at 12pm from March 29th – April 26th.
Boot Camp H2O at Westside JCC
5870 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
The spring season is a great time to shed those leftover holiday pounds and prepare for a summer at the beach. Boot Camp H2O, held locally at Westside Jewish Community Center, is unlike typical swimming classes; it offers a workout that improves endurance and resistance while strengthening your core and expanding your lung capacity. Attend Boot Camp H2O if you’d like to experience an entirely new way to work out. It hits the mark if you are looking to get your body in shape to enjoy all the other springtime activities in Miracle Mile.
Art Works Studio & Classroom
660 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Offering classes for both kids and adults, Art Works Studio & Classroom is the perfect place for Pico/Miracle Mile residents to explore their creativity. Attending classes or spring break camp at Art Works provides students an opportunity to experiment with painting, drawing, sculpture, and more in a supervised setting. Art Works’ spring break Art Camp runs from March 23rd – March 27th and March 30th – April 3rd. Each day, students ages 5-13 are given a specific project to complete using one or more artistic techniques.
Got Game Camp
408 S Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Do you need somewhere for kids to burn off energy and become a better team player this spring? Got Game Camp offers spring camp for children in grades Pre-K – 8th from March 30th – April 3rd. Each day of the camp, students will participate in a variety of team sports, such as basketball and soccer, as well as creative activities, like dance, arts and crafts, and theater. Camp ends on Friday with a field trip to UltraZone Laser Tag in Sherman Oaks.
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Located on Wilshire, the Zimmer Children’s Museum makes for a perfect springtime activity for families or adult kids-at-heart. Explore the majesty of flight, music, and tastes of the world by meandering through the museum’s extensive exhibition galleries. Between classes and programs for kids of all ages, there’s always something fun to do at Zimmer Children’s Museum. On select Thursdays in March and April, the museum hosts “Messy Masterpieces,” which offers a safe and inspiring place for your children’s creativity to blossom.
The Farmer’s Market
6333 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
For more than 80 years, the Farmer’s Market on W 3rd St. has been serving up fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits, and the intricate recipes these local ingredients create. The market features more than 100 merchants offering everything from barber services to authentic pizza. Beginning in March, seasonal fruits and vegetables available at the market include asparagus, artichokes, clementines, and blood oranges.
Throughout the year, take in Americana and folk music every Saturday night at 7pm during EB’s Ranch Party and enjoy free admission. Visit the Farmer’s Market whenever you’re in the mood to experience something new!
Other Fun Activities that have popped up recently!
- LA Times Festival of Book
Literate Angelenos flock to the USC campus each spring to commune with authors giving readings and doing signings. A variety of booksellers set up stalls so that they can hawk their wares directly to the public. Where: USC campus, Downtown When: late April Tel & website: 213-237-7335 + www.latimes.com/fob
- Fiesta Broadway/Cinco de Mayo
Covering 36 square blocks and drawing crowds that top 500,000, this free fiesta lives up to its reputation as the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world. The festival is a blowout of feasting, piñata-breaking, music and general indulgence. Where: around Broadway & Main Street/César E Chávez Avenue & 11th Street, Downtown LA When: last Sunday in April Tel & website: 310-914-0015 + www.fiestabroadway.la
- Street Food Cinema
More than just an outdoor movie. It’s an experience. Bringing together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food and progressive new music, Street Food Cinema reinvents the traditional movie going experience – al fresco style. Every element is carefully curated to develop the unique atmosphere that makes audiences want to come back again and again.
Where: Various Locations When: May 2nd – Oct 31st Tel & Website: 323-254-5068 + www.streetfoodcinema.com
- Trejo’s Tacos
One of LA’s most anticipated Spring Restaurant openings is in our neighborhood! Danny Trejo of bad-ass Hollywood fame is ready to debut his namesake taco joint, which takes over an old Taco Bell along La Brea in Mid City. The Spacecraft design touts an expansive inside-outside feel with plenty of dark lines to accentuate the leather seats and ashwood interior. Where: 1048 La Brea Ave. When: Late Spring
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