Game plan your calendar for March in Los Angeles with the best events to experience, secrets to explore, dining to devour, and free things to do. Here are 31 choices; one for every day of the month.
1. Watch the Sunset from El Matador Beach
Have you been to the secret coves of El Matador? Tucked away in Malibu between the more popular beaches, Zuma and Paradise Cove, this hidden gem is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Beautiful rock formations and archways make it a popular spot for photo shoots and Instagrammable content. Be sure to catch at least one sunset here while you are in Los Angeles.
2. Experience the Natural History Museum
Did you know the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the LARGEST natural and history museum in the western United States? Right now, you can explore "Becoming Jane." This hands-on, transportive, multimedia exhibition celebrates the life and work of world-renowned conservationist and ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall.
3. Become a Fashion Model at the Citadel Outlets
Whether you are shopping for the latest fashion or entering the competition for Citadel's next model, make sure to give yourself enough time to check out the 130 global brands and restaurants. The Citadel Outlets is the premier outlet shopping center experience in Los Angeles.
4. Get Your Steps in at the Secret Stairs in Silver Lake
These public staircases are well-suited for both the workout inclined and casual city explorers. Check out 3400 Sunset Blvd. for the artistically painted Micheltorena Stairs. Need a new Instagram profile pic? Join the masses and take a picture on the stair mural.
5. Eat Like a Celebrity at Catch LA
Catch LA invites the outside in, with beautiful rooftop views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown LA. Seafood, steak, sushi? They've got you covered with delicious selections for Brunch and Dinner dining options. Catch has been a staple for the rich and famous of Los Angeles since its opening.
6. Become a Bookworm at The Last Bookstore
There aren't many bookstores left in LA, but The Last Bookstore lives on and is one of the largest indie bookstores in the world. You'll find both old and new books in this two-story masterpiece. Next time you are Downtown, go support this hidden gem.
7. See the Cherry Blossoms Bloom at Lake Balboa
Running trails, picnic tables, tennis, golf, swan boats, and even its own restaurant? Lake Balboa has it all. Now it can add Cherry Blossoms to its list this March. Come see the park's collection of over 1000 Cherry Blossom trees.
8. Get a Late-Night Cupcake at the Sprinkles ATM
Late-night sweet tooth? Stop by the world's first cupcake ATM; operating 24/7 in the Beverly Hills Golden Triangle. The Sprinkles flagship bakery which houses their ATM offers cupcakes, layer cakes, cookies, and brownies.
9. Watch Hamilton at the Pantages before it leaves LA
If you haven't seen the hit broadway show, Hamilton, now is your chance before it ends its run in Los Angeles on March 20th. Following America's Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, this blockbuster play blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway. It's the story of America then, as told by America now.
10. Take a Hollywood Tour and Be a Tourist for the Day
Relax and take in the sights on a tour bus as you cruise through West Hollywood, Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills. You'll see some of the biggest celebrity homes and hot spots.
11. Get into Classical Music at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Grammy®-winning symphonic and operatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel of the LA Phil., leads the international-renown orchestra at the architecturally brilliant Walt Disney Concert Hall. Experience classical music in one of the best ways possible.
12. Go See Imagine Dragons: Mercury World Tour
First things first, I'ma say all the words inside my head, I'm fired up....for this concert. Maybe it's your first concert since Covid? Good choice for March 12th @ Crypto Arena.
13. Relax at the Polo Patio at The Polo Lounge
The Beverly Hills Hotel describes its Polo Patio as a "spectacular array of palm trees and flowers, the patio is one of Los Angeles’ premier and prettiest outdoor dining settings. Equally wonderful for a sunny breakfast or a twinkling night of soft music and familiar faces."
14. Sit Down for Some Standup at The Comedy Store
Probably the biggest comedy scene in the world, The Comedy Store is also one of the most active with multiple shows going on almost every night. Make sure to buy tickets in advance for some of the more popular comics as they sell out fast.
15. Enjoy a Rooftop Brunch at Perch LA
Head up to the 15th floor with your besties and soar above the LA skyline as you taste some delicious French-inspired food while sipping your mimosa.
16. View some Painted Prophecy at the Getty
The Getty website describes this latest exhibition as "manuscripts that explore the medieval Christian understanding of Hebrew scripture into dialogue with the Rothschild Pentateuch, a masterpiece of the Jewish manuscript tradition." Intriguing...
17. Watch the Lakers Fight for a Playoff Spot
Cheer on Lebron and co. as they battle to make it into the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
18. Stand Underneath a Space Shuttle (For Free!)
Book free tickets for The California Science Center so you can see the Endeavor first hand (and boost your scientific knowledge while you're at it).
19. Be a Foodie at Smorgasburg in DTLA
If you don't mind the crowds, then a visit to Smorgasburg is a must. It's the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting tens of thousands of folks each weekend. Go support 100+ local food vendors by eating your way through the experience.
20. Visit the Oldest Commercial Building in Central LA
Described on the LA Conservancy website as a "magical light-filled Victorian court, open cage elevators, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings make this one of downtown's most photographed icons." Good for History buffs and Influencers alike.
21. Search the Santa Monica Farmer's Market
Fruits, vegetables, sauces, oils, honey, bread, cheeses, herbs, and flowers; what more could you want on a Saturday morning?
22. Reminisce about American Idol and See Daughtry
You may have watched him on American Idol, probably listened to his music on the radio, but have you seen his rock band live? Now's your chance.
23. Get Your Weird on at Mosaic Tile House in Venice
Wife and Husband duo extraordinaire, exhibit amazing mural-size constructions that they've built in Venice, CA. It's a little bit wacky and a lot a bit beautiful.
24. Dine at One of the Best Ocean-View Restaurants in Santa Monica
"Terrazza Café & Lounge is located inside Hotel Casa del Mar. Directly overlooking the ocean, the 180-degree view is the ever-changing backdrop to interior designer Michael Smith's aquamarine and white café & lounge," as described by Chef Gemma.
25. Try the Truffle Fries at Tower Bar
Head over to Sunset Blvd. and inside the Tower Hotel for what's considered by many as the best truffle fries in town.
26. Selfie in front of Streetlights at LACMA
Instagram models, Influencers, and Tourists; what are you waiting for? Head over to Urban Lights at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and start taking pictures.
27. Shop the Emporio Armani x Fred Segal Pop-Up
A showcase collection of sustainable selections, this bright surf-inspired line is viewable online and in-store at the Sunset Boulevard flagship store through March.
28. Seek out the Secret Batcave at Bronson Park
The Batman just came out in movie theaters this month but you can also check out a blast from the past by visiting the 1960s Batman TV show filming location in Bronson Park. It's also a nice, short Hollywood hike.
29. Spice it Up with some Tuk Tuk Thai
Now at their new location in West LA, Tuk Tuk Thai offers wok-fried rice, street noodles, dumplings-n-rolls, hot pot, and more. Hungry yet?
30. Stroll through the Venice Canals
This lesser-known, hidden gem of a walk is located in the heart of Venice (Los Angeles!). You can stroll over the bridges that are suspended over the beautiful canals that Abbot Kinney built back in 1905.
31. Wind Down at La La Land Cafe on Montana Ave.
Normalizing kindness with a cup of coffee, La La Land is a great place to sit back, relax and take in the day (and if you're on the other side of town, we recommend Aroma Coffee & Tea).
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