Echo Park Lake with Downtown Los Angeles Skyline

Los Angeles in spring is unlike any other time of year. March to May is one of the best periods of the year to visit, as the weather remains warm and pleasant and the City of Angels isn’t overwhelmed by crowds. It’s also a great time if you enjoy the buzz of being at the centre of all the hype and activity.

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Once you’re ready to go, check out these five main attractions around the area.

Disneyland

Disneyland is every child’s dream destination! You simply can’t miss a visit to this iconic resort, which is world-famous for its magical theme park adventure, glamour and effects. Not only are there rides for the children, but the big kids will get a thrill too! Race through the desert with Radiator Springs Racers or go on the daring Grizzly River Run. With two Disney themed parks in the complex, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to magical rides.

Disneyland parade for LA Lakers, LA

Yosemite National Park

Nature lovers will adore the dramatic peaks and valleys that enchant every visitor who explores this region. Walk along pristine rivers and visit waterfalls. If you’re the adventurous type then you may hike or climb to the top of the mountains. In the springtime watch the flowers bloom and region come alive with animals of all kinds.

Yosemite National Park

Hollywood Walk of Fame

This attraction consistently rates as one of the top traveller experiences for Los Angeles. Hollywood Boulevard is lined with more than 2,500 stars along 18 blocks. Musicians, actors, directors … there’s no shortage of them! Here you’ll also find many tourists searching for their idol’s name along the sidewalk to have a photo taken.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Join in for one of California’s greatest celebrations of Asian traditions. More than 200,000 people flock to the Cherry Blossom Festival every year, to witness the beautiful colours throughout San Francisco’s Japantown. Dazzling cherry blossoms are on full display and so are cultural performances, martial arts and food stalls.

National California Cherry Blossom Festival

Whale Watching off Newport

Go whale watching in Newport Bay. Trips depart daily and these magnificent creatures travel through these waters year-round. From December to April is the best time to see the Grey Whale migration, when hundreds of whales appear in the harbor. Then the warmer waters from May to November attract blue whales, finback whales and dolphins.

Whale watching

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Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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