The pandemic or the fact that you are locked up at home may have made you forget, but spring is about to be in full bloom.

The first day of spring is March 20, 2021.

If you’re looking for safe ways to start the new season, here is a list of safe spring things to do in the Southern California area.

Diamond Valley Lake Wildflower Trail

A “super bloom” of wildflowers covers the hills around Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet, California, March 24, 2019.

The 1.3-mile Wildflower Trail on Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet will be open to the public again on March 24, but only for one season.

Visitors have the chance to safely see nature in bloom with the onset of spring. Officials If staff find it crowded, access may be restricted.

The lake’s other hiking trails, the 5.9-mile North Hills Trail and the 21.8-mile Lakeview Trail, are available year-round.

Find out more here.

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Carlsbad flower fields

A spring staple in San Diego County, the flower fields at Carlsbad Ranch are slated to reopen for the season on March 1 with changes and safety measures from the time of the pandemic

Nothing says spring like a visit to The flower fields at the Carlsbad Ranch on the Paseo Del Norte in North County of San Diego. The guests are open from now until Mother’s Day (May 9th) and can enjoy the flowers daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $ 20 for adults, $ 18 for seniors, and $ 10 for children ages 3 to 10. Children under 2 years of age have free entry and parking is included in the ticket price. There are endless photo opportunities here and when you walk through the flower fields it just feels like spring has come.

Pandemic Changes: Last spring, the flower fields in Karlovy Vary were only open for two weeks before COVID-19 reached our region and forced the attraction to stand still. This year, The fields are open – but far less crowded than in the pre-pandemic world – and with many new health and safety rules.

The biggest change is that reservations for the attraction must be made in advance Website. All ticket sales must be online, no tickets are sold on site. Visitors must choose a half-hour time slot to arrive and then stay for as long as they want. The access system is contactless. According to Flower Fields, every visitor over the age of 2 must always wear a fabric face mask – except when eating and drinking. Visitors must be 6 feet away from other visitors who are not part of their household. You can find out about all the rules of the COVID era Here.

Butterfly pavilion of the Natural History Museum


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Open to the public March 18-22, the Butterfly Pavilion features “up to 30 different species” to fly freely in the open-air pavilion (although networked to house the butterflies).

Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. The museum’s natural gardens will also reopen on March 11th.

As with the 2020 version of the popular annual event, the Butterfly Pavilion will have 2021 a set of security protocols in place.

The capacity is less in relation to visitors and you should remember your mask too.

Learn more here.

South Coast Botanic Garden Superbloom on the Palos Verdes Peninsula


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The botanical garden on the south coast on the Palos Verdes peninsula is full of flowers in mid-March. Poppies, tulips, and other favorites are on display.

You will want it Make a reservation and arrive with a mask.

The Visits with your pooch have also returned to the South Coast Botanical Gardens.

Find out more here.

Descanso Gardens from La Cañada Flintridge

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Descanso gardens

Later in March you will enjoy all those lavender feelings at Descanso Gardens, as La Cañada Flintridge Garden is one of the focal points for this glorious bloom in Southern California.

A few things to note: They require reservations and masks are required

The first lilac was photographed on March 2nd; The lilac area is still mostly “bare”, but more flowers will come soon.

The garden’s cherry trees and tulips move towards their tallest flowers.

Find out more here.

Baby animals at Underwood Family Farms in Moor Park


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What says spring produced more than just tiny, cute, blurry newborns?

The Underwood Family Farms Animal Center in Moor Park will have just that in March or April.

Entry to the animal center? This is part of your entry to Underwood Family Farms.

Security protocols? Find her on the website.

Do you pick your own strawberries and other delicious products? There are Information here.

Find out more here.

For a list of spring activities in San Diego, Click here.