Best Reasons to Visit Los Angeles in the Spring

Every season has its own special attraction in Los Angeles, but springtime seems to put a little extra shine on the city with clear, crisp blue sky days. Here are the best things about visiting LA during this time of year.

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Clear Skies

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Los Angeles is at its most photogenic in the winter and spring when the occasional rainy day will clear the skies so you can see from the beaches to the snow-capped mountains.

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Pleasant Weather

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In an LA spring, you might run into a few rainy days or a cold snap, but you could equally well find temperatures in the 80's. Average high temperatures are in the low 70s, which is much more pleasant than the 90-100 degree inland temperatures in the summer.

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Less Crowded

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You can avoid the long lines at attractions like Disneyland and Universal Studios. It's also easier to get a reservation at top restaurants and get into hot nightclubs.

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Less Expensive

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Discounted flights are often available. Off-season rates for hotel rooms offer significant savings over summer rates. Theme parks offer two-for-one specials and other discounts.

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Irish Fair and Music Festival

If you're going to be celebrating the Irish in the month of March, there are plenty of Irish Pubs to hit for St. Paddy's Day, but for a real cultural showcase, plan a visit to the Irish Fair and Music Festival at the LA County Fairgrounds, where you'll also find a gathering of Irish and Scottish clans. Spring ends with the Great American Irish Fair in Irvine in June.

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The LA Marathon

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While technically before the first day of spring, our spring starts early, and the LA Marathon at the beginning of March is sort of the kick-off, bringing tens of thousands of people racing through the streets of Los Angeles.

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The Long Beach Grand Prix

A couple hundred thousand people descend on Long Beach to watch champ cars chase each other around Shoreline Drive at this granddaddy of all beach parties, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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Baseball Season

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Opening days for the Dodgers and Angels are in April, with special events for the whole family.

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The Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Hundreds of actors and musicians set the stage for one of the largest Renaissance Faires in the country, which runs for six weekends from mid-April through May.

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Festival Season Begins

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There are festivals going on in LA all year long, but beginning in late April, you can find great music, food, and dance events every weekend through the summer. In April and May you can celebrate Israeli Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo, Cuban music and culture, an American Indian Pow Wow, a Banjo and Fiddle Fest, the NoHo Theatre and Arts Festival, Carnevale! in Venice Beach, the Strawberry Festival in Garden Grove and the Long Beach Pride Celebration, to name a few.