Things to Do in Los Angeles in June

Things to Do in Los Angeles in June

This post covers the best things to do in Los Angeles in June and has been updated for 2020, including nighttime, free as well as family-friendly events and activities.

 

 

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES IN JUNE

This section will feature our top 10 activities to enjoy in LA throughout June. 

These are some activities that you can enjoy any time of the year:

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Los Angeles in April

What To Do in LA in April

This post covers the best things to do in LA in April, including free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly events and activities, updated for 2020.

 

 

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TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES IN APRIL

This section will feature our top 10 activities to enjoy in LA throughout April.

Some of the items listed in this post are included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass


1) Go to a Concert

Los Angeles has many options when it comes to enjoying music and we’ve listed the highlights below.

You can find all the April concerts in LA from StubHub.

 

 

Find all of the concerts happening in LA here.


2) Attend a Sporting Event

April is a wonderful month to enjoy a Los Angeles game! Check the information below for game specifics.

 

 

Hockey

Basketball  

Baseball

You can find all the game tickets here

Seeing a big game is a great way to spend your afternoon or evening! For more things to do at night, check the section down below.


3) Attend the Theatre

Live theatre is a wonderful thing to enjoy while traveling. And of course, Los Angeles loves to entertain!

Here are just a few of the many plays and musicals during April.

 

 

You can find all the theatre tickets here


4) Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

To make the most out of your time in LA, and save a lot of money while seeing the sights, consider purchasing a tourist attraction discount pass.

You’ll pay one fee upfront and receive free or highly discounted entry into many of the city’s most popular attractions and activities.

 

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Tourist discount passes work by bundling multiple tickets into one price, usually between 20%-50% the retail price.   

Read our post comparing the different LA tourist discount passes. Several bus tour companies, including hop-on-hop-off buses, also offer discounts and deals.


5) Step Back in Time at the Renaissance Festival 

On weekends from April 4 – May 17, you can enjoy the original Renaissance festival.

 

 

Take a day to visit the Renaissance Faire which has drawn more than five million people since its inception as a way to create “living history” in 1963.

Guests of all ages will enjoy live entertainment, creative food choices, activities, 

More information and tickets can be found on the website


6) Get Inspired at LA’s Book Festival

Mark your calendar on April 18-19 for the 25th annual L.A. Times Festival of Books, held on the campus of USC.

Bookworms will enjoy numerous conversations and performances by a variety of authors and other groups & individuals.

 

 

Additionally, hundreds of booksellers, literary organizations, and publishers will be present to all attendees. Food trucks will also be on-site! 

Advance tickets for author conversations (some that are free!) are highly recommended.


7) See California’s Wildflowers & the California Poppy Festival 

Plan a visit to any of the areas where California’s wildflowers and state flower, the poppy, grow through the whole month of April when they are typically in vibrant bloom!

 

 

During one weekend (April 27-28), the California Poppy Festival will be held in Lancaster where guests can enjoy entertainment, shop arts & crafts, and grab free wildflower maps to learn about the best places to view them. 

Festival gates open at 10:00 am on both days. The festival is free and fun for all ages! 

Find more free things to do in the section below.


8) LAughter Comedy Fest 

The largest comedy festival in the US is the Los Angeles Comedy Festival in April in L.A.

In past years, the festival has brought together thousands of performers and hundreds of films in which some have gone on to win a number of awards.

 

 

The fest features a film, live comedy act, and screenplay competition and showcases emerging artists and well-known stars.

Check back on the website as more information becomes available!


9) Go on a Sightseeing Tour

We offer pay-what-you-like walking tours or you can try our self-guided walking tours.  Check out our calendar to book a guided walking tour.

 

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If you’re looking for a bus tour, we have a great comparison of L.A.’s best. From hop-on-hop-off buses to nonstop our nighttime tours, you’ll find one to suit you

Another option is to check out a studio tour.  See what it is like to be a working Hollywood actor or a gaffer. Or find out what a gaffer does! 

Check out our post about Studio Tour options


10) Celebrate Earth Day 

LA’s largest Earth Day event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on April 22 in downtown’s Grand Park.

Where attendees will enjoy tours, plant giveaways, performances, and demonstrations.

 

 

This is event is free and open to people of all ages.

For more ideas for any time of year, be sure to read our master post on Things to do in LA.

 


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THINGS TO DO IN THE EVENING IN APRIL

Below is just a sampling of the many things to do at night in April.

 

 

For suggestions on other nighttime activities, see our post Things to do at Night in LA.


Classic Film Festival

April 16-19, presented by TCM, LA’s Classic Film Festival hits Hollywood this April! Join film lovers from around the globe and watch classic movies on the big screen in some of the most historic and beautiful theatres in the country. 

Further, enjoy appearances and panel discussions by a variety of celebrities and filmmakers. This year’s festival focuses on grand illusions: fantastic worlds on film!


Andrew Schulz Comedy

April 11-12 Andre Schulz will be at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown L.A. Be sure to reserve your tickets before they sell out! 

Also, while you are there- check out the Orpheum Theatre, which is one of the oldest movie palaces in L.A.


Enjoy the Los Angeles Philharmonic

April 21 at 8:00 pm, the Los Angeles Philharmonic presents David Blood & Du Yum. If you are a music lover, experiencing music in the Walt Disney Concert Hall will be incredible! 

This is also the starting location of our Downtown L.A. Tour.


Evening Events at Smorgasburg

On April 26 at 7:30 pm, head to the Smorgasburg Beer Garden for a free event of storytelling to celebrate the visual legacy and power of hip-hop called An Evening with Contact High.  

On April 27th at 7:30 pm, National Geographic presents award-winning photographers combined with storytelling.

Bring your picnic blanket and get cozy under the L.A. night sky!


Head to the Wallis Center

The Wallis Center in Beverly Hills has amazing performances year-round. In March 2020, we can look forward to several fantastic events and entertainers:

 

 

  • April 2 Violins of Hope
  • April 4 | Ory Shihor on piano
  • April 15-18 |  Heidi Duckler Dance
  • April 18-25| The Minghella Project 

See Live Stand-Up Comedy

If you’re in need of a good laugh, Los Angeles is home to some of the best comedy clubs and improv in the world and there are a lot of notable comedians who perform here throughout the year.

Improv/Sketch Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

TIP: For many more ideas, be sure to take a look at our post Things to do at Night in LA.

 


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FREE THINGS TO DO IN APRIL

April is a great time to take advantage of the many free events and activities in LA.  

 

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For even more free activities, see our Guide to Free Things to Do in LA.


Art Books at MOCA

April 3-5 is a perfect weekend to head to MOCA- L.A.’s free Contemporary Art museum. There will be a special L.A. Book Art Fair which is sure to please!


National Free Museum Day

Across the country on April 4 is the National Free Museum Day! Be sure to get tickets for your museum in advance before they sell out. 

Click here for more information.


Free National Park Week 

A few times a year the National Parks offer free weekend for visitors but in April, there is an entire free week from the 18th through the 26th!

If you have an available car, this is an excellent time to pack up the family and enjoy a park in California! 

 

 

The closest National Park to Los Angeles is Joshua Tree.

It is located roughly an hour and a half outside of the city and California is also home to Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Pinnacles that are day trips from LA.

On free weekends, you can expect parking to be limited and crowds to be large so go early for the best experience!


Boat Show

On April 23-26, Newport Beach hosts an annual Boat Show. 

There will be 200 new sailboats and a variety of other boats on the water.  There will be vendors with local wares and plenty of street food.


Public Art Fair in Pasadena

April 25-26 trek out to Pasadena for the Jackalope Pasadena Art Fair. This event is held April, August, and November, and is free to attend.  

Of course, you may end up spending a few bucks on some amazing art!


Perform in Hollywood

Let yourself be heard at VOX Hollywood. It is an open mic night held every Thursday at 6:00 pm at the Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Library.


Public Star Party at Griffith Park Observatory 

One Saturday every month (April 25) the Observatory hosts a night where guests can try amazing telescopes between 2:00 pm – 9:45 pm on the lawn.

 

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You can also check out the free museum while you are there!


Free Monday night Concerts at Echo

If you love live music and are on a budget- head over to Echo on a Monday night for their free Monday night residency (18 +).  Check out this hot spot on days other than Monday and the tickets are still very reasonable.


Smorgasburg in L.A.

Smorgasburg is the largest open-air weekly food market in America!  Stop by every Sunday between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The market is free but you will definitely be tempted to spend a few bucks on a meal or two or three.

TIP: Our Guide to Free Things to do in LA lists a number of activities and events that won’t cost you a dime!

 


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FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN APRIL

There are lots of things to do in L.A. with families! Here are a few more kid-friendly activities for the month of April.

 

 

Be sure to read our full post on things to do with kids in LA.


Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 

March 20-April 19th, 2020 is Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Fest which honors its long-standing history with the fruit with a three-week festival celebrating unique foods and beer & wine. 

Knott’s Berry Farm is the birthplace of the boysenberry!  Indulge in over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes among many other events and activities! 

After you’ve had your fill of boysenberry treats, you can also enjoy the theme park, of course!


Hunt for Easter Eggs

While all the official details have yet to be announced, Easter is April 12 in 2020 and events are likely to be held around then.

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden hosts a Big Bunny Spring Fling for 5 weeks where kids can make bunny-themed crafts, plant seeds, see a live bee show, and of course, play with some real bunnies!

 

 

All these activities are included (though some have an extra charge, like taking a photo with Mr. Bunny himself) with admission costs.

You can look into Los Angeles Tourist Discount passes for free entrance into the zoo.

You can also take part in the free Pershing Park Easter Egg Hunt that is free and open to the community with hunts for different ages, face painting, and a bouncy castle.

In fact, you’ll find many other LA Parks also have egg hunts.


Dutch Day

April 26 is Dutch Day in Long Beach!  It is known as the largest Holland Orange Festival of SoCal.  

There will be Dutch street food, a beer garden and a D.J. Plus fun attractions for the kiddos.


Travel Town

Does your kiddo love trains? A great activity is to go to Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park. There are daily miniature train rides as well as docent tours the second Saturday of the month.


Spongebob Squarepants – The Musical!

The Dolby Theatre presents the tour of Spongebob Squarepants in April and it is a must-see! 

 

 

This musical is perfect for a family but also really quite wonderful even with a group of adults.

It features music from a huge variety of artists like Plain White T’s, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, They Might be Giants, Sara Bareilles, and the list goes on.


See a Movie at the El Capitan Theatre

There is nothing for L.A. than watching movies! The El Capitan Theatre is a gorgeous movie palace in the heart of Hollywood. 

If you are a Disney-lover, this is a great theatre to visit because it is owned by Disney and only plays Disney movies! The best part is that there is often a pre-show event or performance on stage.

Check their website for the updated movie schedule.

TIP: For more ideas of things to do with kids in LAsee our post Things to do in LA with Kids

 


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Los Angeles in March

What is the Weather in Los Angeles in March?

This post is an overview of the March weather in Los Angeles, including tips on how to dress and things to do.


HOW COLD IS LA IN MARCH?

March in Los Angeles is mostly spring-like with several summer-like days making this month a good time to explore this city.

Daytime high temperatures average in the upper 60s F to low 70s F (20 to 22 C) with a few of the warmer afternoons warming up into the low 80s F (27 to 28 C).

 

Average Temperatures in March in Los Angeles 

Afternoon temperatures at or above 90 F (32.2 C) occur only about once every 2-3 years.

The record high temperature for Los Angeles during March is 98F (36.7 C).

Overnight and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the lower 50s F (10 to 12 C) with a few of the cooler mornings seeing temperatures dip down into the mid-40s F (7 to 8 C).

The record low temperature for Los Angeles during March is 35 F (1.7 C).

 


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HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN?

Skies will be clear or at least partly sunny on average for about 22 days this month.

March will normally see about 5-6 days with some measurable rainfall with significant rainfalls of 0.5 inches (12.7 cm) or more on 1-2 days. These rainy days are more likely early in the month than near the month’s end.

 

Does it rain in Los Angeles in March?

 

Daylight increases from about 11.5 hours on March 1st to about 12.5 hours by the 31st.

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN MARCH?

The weather is generally spring-like to summer-like so a windbreaker or light jacket and a sweater are suggested for the cooler evenings and mornings.

But for the warmer days, you will also need to bring along your summer attire and don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes.

 

What to wear in LA in March


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WHAT TO DO IN LOS ANGELES IN MARCH?

Below are 8 top things to do in March in Los Angeles.

But, be sure to read our full post on what to do in Los Angeles in March which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as our definitive post on the best things to do in LA.

And if you are planning on visiting many of Los Angeles’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

 

City Passes Los Angeles

  1. Watch a baseball game at Dodgers Stadium
  2. Spot a Whale at the Festival of the Whales
  3. Indulge at Restaurant Week in Orange County
  4. Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
  5. Festival of Color
  6. Walk Venice Beach Boardwalk
  7. Run (or watch) LA Marathon
  8. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
  9. Enjoy the View at the OUE Skyspace LA
  10. Take a Tour of Hollywood!

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in March in our main post.

 


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Los Angeles in March

What to Do in Los Angeles in March (2020)

This post covers the best things to do in Los Angeles in March, including free, nighttime, and family-friendly events and activities, all updated for 2020.

 



 

Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small share of sales through some of the links below at no cost to you. See the full text.

TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES IN MARCH

This section will feature our top 10 activities to enjoy in LA throughout March.

For tips on the most popular activities in LA, check out our other popular posts:

Some of the items listed in this post are included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass


1. Go to a Concert

There are a lot of concert venues in Los Angeles. We’ve listed the highlights below, but you can find all the March concerts on StubHub.

 

 

Find all of the concerts happening in LA here.


3. Attend a Sporting Event

March is a wonderful month to enjoy a Los Angeles game! Check the information below for game specifics.

 

 

 Hockey

Basketball  

Football  

Seeing a big game is a great way to spend your afternoon or evening! For more things to do at night, check the section down below.

Seeing a big game is a great way to spend your afternoon or evening! You can find all the game tickets here

For more things to do at night or activities with the kids, check the sections down below.


4. Attend the Theatre

Live theatre is a wonderful thing to enjoy while traveling. L.A. has several options in March. Los Angeles loves to entertain!

Here are just a few of the many plays and ballets happening this month.

 

 

Find all the theatrical productions here.


5. Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 

March 20-April 19th, 2020 is Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Fest which honors its long-standing history with the fruit with a three-week festival celebrating unique foods and beer & wine. 

 

 

Knott’s Berry Farm is the birthplace of the boysenberry!  Indulge in over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes among many other events and activities! 

After you’ve had your fill of boysenberry treats, you can also enjoy the theme park, of course!


6. Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

To make the most out of your time in LA, and save a lot of money while seeing the sights, consider purchasing a tourist attraction discount pass.

You’ll pay one fee upfront and receive free or highly discounted entry into many of the city’s most popular attractions and activities.

 

 

Tourist discount passes work by bundling multiple tickets into one price, usually between 20%-50% the retail price.   

Read our post comparing the different LA tourist discount passes. Several bus tour companies, including hop-on-hop-off buses, also offer discounts and deals.

For more ideas for any time of year, be sure to read our master post on things to do in LA.


7. The Holi Festival of Color 

March 7-8, 2019 is the Festival of Colors. The colorful Indian festival celebrates and represents the passing of winter and the arrival of spring.

For two days in Whittier Narrows Park enjoy yoga, interactive dance, DJs, live mantra bands, numerous performances, and free hugs! Craft booths and food trucks will also be available. 

 

 

The Festival of Colors takes place on Saturday, March 7 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, March 8 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Ticket prices vary and can be purchased here.


8. LA Marathon 

Go to cheer on the runners, or if you are a runner yourself, come on down to the L.A. Marathon. 

 

 

The run starts at Dodger Stadium and then heads west past Downtown L.A., Hollywood, and ends at the Santa Monica Pier and will be held on March 8, 2020.

For registration and marathon information, click here.


9. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th

Indulge in the luck of the Irish with numerous St. Patrick’s Day events happening throughout Los Angeles! 

 

 

City-wide multiple bars, restaurants, and hotels will be hosting pub crawls, block parties, club crawls, and parties. Head downtown for Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Fair. 

Another option is to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the Queen Mary boat in Long Beach. 

Or if you’d prefer to sit back and enjoy being entertained, Kerry Irish productions will have a great show!


10. Spot a Whale at the Festival of Whales 

March 7-8 & 14-15, 2020, bring the family to join in on the 48th year of Dana Point’s Festival of Whales which celebrates the migration of the California Gray Whale. 

 

 

Dana Point is just south of Laguna Beach in Orange County and is home to a 2500-slip yacht harbor that sits within a stunning natural cove under towering white cliffs.

Special events for the festival include a parade, whale watching, paddleboard classes, rubber ducky derby, art in the park, street fair, and BBQ.

The festival is free to attend and fun for people of all ages. 

You can find more free activities in the section below.

 


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FREE THINGS TO DO IN LA IN MARCH

Los Angeles always has free events for the whole family to attend. In fact, some of the events we’ve listed above are also free to attend!

 

 

Read our master post on the best free things to do in LA year-round.


Vegan Street Food Fair

Head to the valley in North Hollywood March 21-22 for a tasty Vegan Street Food Fair! Los Angeles has always been known for having diverse food options-so check it out!


Free Monday Night Concerts at Echo

If you love live music and are on a budget- head over to Echo on a Monday night for their free Monday night residency (18 +). 

Check out this hot spot on days other than Monday and the tickets are still very reasonable.


Perform in Hollywood

Let yourself be heard at VOX Hollywood. It is an open mic night held every Thursday at 6:00 pm at the Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Library.


Public Star Party at Griffith Park Observatory 

One Saturday every month (March 28) the Observatory hosts a night where guests can try amazing telescopes between 2:00 pm – 9:45 pm on the lawn. 

You can also check out the free museum while you are there!


Ciclavia Bike Event

Los Angeles has an event every other month for bike enthusiasts called Ciclavia.  This event is free and you do not need to have your bike! 

The streets are shut down in a specific neighborhood for locals to roam and explore the streets, bike, and enjoy the community. 

Click here for more information.


The Pulitzer Prize Winners

Interact Theatre Company will be hosting a free event throughout the year.  Dramatic readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas will be presented on the last Sunday of each month.

The March read is “Talley’s Folly” by Lanford Wilson on March 29 at 1:30pm at the North Hollywood Library.

Click here for more informationThere are no reservations required.  

 


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THINGS TO DO IN THE EVENING IN LA IN MARCH

Below is just a sampling of the many things to do at night in March.

 

 

For suggestions on other nighttime activities, see our post things to do at night in LA.


Experience Universal CityWalk 

Enjoy an evening of fun within Universal Citywalk, a three-block promenade full of dining, shopping, and entertainment adjacent to Universal Studios.

In addition to a slew of stores and restaurants, there is a movie theater, dueling piano bar, and even an indoor skydiving establishment!

There’s something for everyone at Citywalk–a popular new addition is Voodoo Doughnuts of the Portland, Oregon fame. Hours vary.


ArtNite in Pasadena

Friday, March 13th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm venture to Pasadena to enjoy ArtNite! 

The cultural institutions of Pasadena open their doors for free! This event happens twice a year (March and October) so don’t miss it!


Pole Dancing Competition

While this is an all-day event on March 14-15, the amateurs are during the day time and the professionals are in the evening. 

The athleticism of these dancers is very impressive! Be sure to buy your tickets for the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.


Dancing With the Stars Tour

On March 29 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles catch the Dancing With the Star Tour- LIVE! You can watch your favorite dancers and cheer them on!


Go to the Cirque du Soleil Show

Through March 8, 2020, you can catch the Cirque du Soleil: Volta show in Los Angeles.  It is a truly unique experience and fun for the whole family. 


Head to the Wallis Center

The Wallis Center in Beverly Hills has amazing performances year-round.  In March 2020, we can look forward to several fantastic events and entertainers:

  • March 4 NPR’s From The Top
  • March 17-29 | Romantics Anonymous
  • March 21 |  Johnny Gandelsman – Music/Violin
  • March 27-29| Emil and the Detectives – Children’s Programming/Theatre

See Live Stand-Up Comedy

If you’re in need of a good laugh, Los Angeles is home to some of the best comedy clubs and improv in the world and there are a lot of notable comedians who perform here throughout the year.

Improv/Sketch Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy

During the month of March, you can expect the following famous comedians to host stand-up specials in the LA area:

 


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FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN LA IN MARCH

There are lots of things to do in L.A. with families! Below we list a few more kid-friendly activities for the month of March.

 

 

Be sure to read our full post on things to do with kids in LA.


Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Treat the whole family to a star-studded experience–sort of. Visit the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hollywood to get up close and personal with the wax versions of your favorite celebrities.

Figures at the Hollywood location include pop stars like Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Michael Jackson as well as Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Paul Newman.

Don’t forget the Marvel Superheroes and sports stars as well! Madame Tussauds is open seven days a week; hours vary.

You can get FREE or discounted access to Madame Tussauds with a Go Los Angeles Card!


Kite Festival in Redondo Beach

On March 8, bring the whole family to Redondo Beach to experience the 46th Annual Kite Festival!

This is a free community event with activities, food, and a high kite flying contest with prizes.


Free Air Show 

Journey to Lancaster for the Los Angeles County Air Show!

See historic aircraft in the air and on the ground, including modern Air Force jets, skydivers, aerobatics, pyrotechnics, music, food, and educational displays.


Shop Until You Drop at the Citadel Outlets

Located just 10 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles, the Citadel Outlets is the only retail outlet center in the LA area and hosts 130 brand name outlet stores offering 30%-70% off retail prices.

Shop brands that include H&M, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, and Guess among many others! 

Food choices are also plentiful, as the outlets have 16 different restaurant choices to choose from. Also, note the outlet center’s eclectic exterior facade–built 75 years ago!

The outlets are open Monday-Sunday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm and parking is ample.


Travel Town

Does your kiddo love trains? A great activity is to go to Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park.   There are daily miniature train rides as well as docent tours the second Saturday of the month.

 


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Universal Studio Tour Hollywood Tickets

Universal Studios Tour in Hollywood Tickets and Discounts

This post provides details about visiting Universal Studios in Hollywood. We also include information about the Universal Studios Tour, ticket prices, discounts, attractions to see and more.

 

 


UNIVERSAL STUDIOS TICKETS

The price of a ticket varies based on what you want to see, how many days you plan to visit, and when you will be coming to Universal Studios Hollywood.

If you’re looking for a skip-the-line experience, you can purchase a Universal Express ticket which will make it much easier to see everything available.

 

 

For an even better experience including gourmet meals and valet parking, you can get a VIP ticket.

This option also includes exclusive backlot access, allowing you to get an even closer look behind the scenes.

The VIP tour is an entirely different experience from their main tour, so if you want to see as much as possible, check our attractions section for more details about this opportunity.

 

 

General admission can be purchased for either 1 or 2 days at a time, and the 2-day ticket option allows you to save at least $60-$70.


Ticket Prices

Please keep in mind that these prices reflect tickets purchased online. You can expect tickets to cost more at the gate.

It’s also worth noting that the studio tour is included with admission, so you don’t have to pay anything extra to get a behind-the-scenes look at Universal Studios.

TIP: You can save anywhere from 20% – 50% off Universal Studios Hollywood tickets with a Los Angeles tourist pass. Check our discounts section for more details.

NOTE: The studio tour offered by this studio is included with the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. Read our tour section for additional information.

 


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DISCOUNTS

This section covers all of the best discounts available on tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, including information about tourist passes, discount sites and more.


Tourist Passes

If you’re planning to enjoy more than just Universal Studios while visiting Los Angeles, you may want to consider getting a tourist attraction discount pass to save money on a variety of activities and attractions.

The following passes include tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood:

  • Go Los Angeles Card
  • Los Angeles Explorer Pass
  • Build Your Own Pass
  • Los Angeles CityPASS
  • Starline Attraction Pass

 

 

These passes bundle dozens of popular tours and attractions together at up to a 50% discount off of retail prices.

Aside from Universal Studios Hollywood, here are some of the best attractions included with each of these tourist passes:

  • SeaWorld | $68
  • Disneyland | $129
  • LEGOLAND | $95
  • Knott’s Berry Farm | $64
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain | $93
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour | $72
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour | $50
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood | $30
  • Pacific Park Santa Monica | $33
  • TCL Chinese Theater Tour | $18
  • Dolby Theater Tour | $25
  • OUE Skyspace + Skyslide | $33
  • Aquarium of the Pacific | $35
  • Whale Watching Cruise | $50
  • And more!

Depending on which service you choose, you should be able to save at least 20% – 60% off general admission prices for a variety of fun activities in Los Angeles.

For more details, please read our full post covering Los Angeles tourist passes.


AAA Discount

Members of AAA are eligible for the following discounts at Universal Studios Hollywood:

  • $20 off the VIP Experience when purchased online.
  • $10 off Universal Express tickets at the gate.
  • 10% off at select CityWalk locations.

All you have to do is present proof of valid AAA membership to take advantage of these deals.


Military Discount

Universal Studios Hollywood offers special rates for both active duty and retired military. These rates are only available through participating military ticket offices and cannot be obtained either online or at the gate.

That said, even if you don’t have time to visit a military ticket office, you can still save $3 off general admission tickets at the gate.


Discount Sites

In addition to all the other opportunities to save money on tickets, you can also find admission to Universal Studios Hollywood on discount sites such as Groupon or Living Social.

On top of the deals they already offer (currently about 20% off), these sites typically provide additional coupon codes with anywhere from 10% – 50% off local activities.

Before making any purchase, please check both the top and bottom of each page for banners that may contain coupons you can use to save even more money!

 


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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD TOUR

This tour is included with the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, and it’s a combination of a behind-the-scenes tour and a theme park ride.

The studio tour is usually led by none other than Jimmy Fallon, but at times they’ll have special guests who hop on and serve as a guide. In the past, guests have included characters like the Grinch.

During the tour, you’ll visit 13 city blocks of the studio lot and see several notable sets from throughout the history of Universal Studios.

 

 

Visitors can expect to see sets from movies like War of the Worlds, Jaws, King Kong, Psycho, and The Fast & The Furious.

Some sets have actually been designed as more of an amusement park ride, bringing you closer to the action of filmmaking.

The tour runs for approximately 60 minutes and it’s offered several times each day.

Although this may seem short, it also means you’ll have more time to visit other attractions in and around Universal Studios Hollywood!

And Universal isn’t the only studio tour in Los Angeles. There are many other studio tours to consider.

 


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OTHER ATTRACTIONS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

This section will provide a few details about some of the other activities and attractions you can enjoy at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

This studio is like an amusement park, so there are several great rides to enjoy that we will discuss below. There are also quite a few shopping opportunities you may want to consider.


Backlot Access

If you want to get an even closer look behind the scenes, VIP tickets include exclusive access to the Universal Backlot, allowing you to check out actual sound stages and the prop department.

 

 

Many people report that while taking advantage of this opportunity, they have actually seen notable actors and celebrities!

This experience is best for movie buffs who legitimately want to learn more about the filmmaking process and see interesting locations related to their favorite films.


Universal CityWalk

Believe it or not, this attraction is actually located right outside Universal Studios Hollywood, and you don’t need to pay for admission to visit CityWalk.

 

 

With more than 30 places to eat, a 19 screen theater and 30 stores to shop at, there’s plenty to see and do here. Best of all, if you’re a AAA member, you can save 10% at certain CityWalk locations!


Amusement Rides

There are several themed amusement rides at Universal Studios, including some of the following popular examples:

  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
  • Harry Potter: Flight of the Hippogriff
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride
  • Jurassic World: The Ride
  • Transformers: The Ride
  • The Simpsons Ride
  • And more!

 

 

Some of these rides are located in themed locations within the park that are designed to replicate the world within the films and shows they reference.


Themed Locations

In addition to all the rides available in Universal Studios Hollywood, there are also several areas in the park that replicate the look and feel of film locations in popular movies and television franchises.

Here are some of the most notable examples:

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • The Walking Dead Walkthrough
  • The Simpsons World
  • Jurassic World
  • WaterWorld
  • And more!

 

 

Each themed location typically includes at least a few rides, attractions, restaurants and shops where you can find a lot of great memorabilia related to your favorite franchises.


Character Sightings

Much like a theme park, you can expect to see several notable characters walking around Universal Studios Hollywood, including some of the following examples:

  • The Minions
  • The Simpsons
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee
  • Spongebob
  • Curious George
  • Shrek, Donkey & Princess Fiona
  • And many more!

Aside from character sightings, you may also spot a few celebrities on the Universals Studio backlot while taking their studio tour!

 


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