Fun Activities That Won’t Break the Bank!
Ah, March! The third month of the year. You’re settling into your new year routine. Your 2023 resolutions are gradually being crossed off your list. It’s time to enjoy rewarding activities that won’t hollow out your pockets before spring rolls around.
There’s a little something for everyone: from the classical music lover to the nature fanatic and even the food enthusiast. Keep reading to find the perfect, thrifty activities March has to offer!
$ Travel Town
Make way for the locomotives! Do you get giddy at the thought of all things train-related? Is your child’s favorite mode of transportation the kind that travels on rails? Travel Town is just right for you! The best thing about it is that there is no admission fee to take a trip to Travel Town! This Museum is free for its visitors, although it welcomes donations of any amount.
● Venue: 5200 Zoo Drive, in Griffith Park – 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles
● Good to know: Travel Town hosts daily miniature train rides and gives tours on the second Saturday of the month. So throw on that train conductor hat collecting dust in the depths of your closet.
● Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
For more information, follow this link.
$$ Candlelit Concert - Courtesy of Fever
Sprinkle your evening with a little more pizzazz. If you haven’t already heard of Fever events, buckle up. Candlelight Concerts, a ‘multi-sensory’ musical journey, transforms stunning locations in Los Angeles with the power of music. Trust me, you must not miss this auditory experience!
● Venue: Vertigo Event Venue (400 West Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale, CA, 91202)
● Good to know: This $35 concert features renditions of the laudable composer Hans Zimmer. Wind down to tunes from movies like The Lion King and Pirates of the Caribbean.
● Hours: March 16 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (select during purchase)
Find out more here!
$ Deep Creek Hot Springs
Hikers, this one’s for you! All you need for this activity are a great pair of walking shoes, some activewear, and a swimsuit in your trusty backpack! Don’t forget the snacks and your water bottle. Hydration is a must. Camping is prohibited, but your dogs are welcome. The trail spans 3.6 miles and is moderately difficult, so if you’re up for the challenge and safely prepared, give it a go!
● Venue: Deep Creek drainage, outside the city of Apple Valley. easiest access is through Bowen Ranch Road. An entrance fee is charged, but hot springs are free to use.
● Good to know: Preserve the natural beauty of this location and always pick up your trash! There are 6 to 7 total geothermal pools you can soak in at Deep Creek, with primary hot pools typical temps at 100 to 105 degrees. Last but not least, check your weather forecast and bundle up or dress down accordingly!
● Hours: Only available in the daytime, usage at night is strictly prohibited.
Take a look at the Forest Service site here and AllTrails linked here for additional details.
$ Vegan Food Fair
Eat your heart out! No, really, you’re encouraged to eat till you drop at this fun event. Vegan Street Fair is an annual family-friendly vegan food festival. Locate your local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants at this fair. Chow down on mini portions of vegan eats. Vegan wares are also available!
● Venue: 11223 Chandler Blvd between Vineland and Tujunga, North Hollywood, CA
● Good to know: Small portions ($4 or less) and LARGE items available
● Hours: Sunday, March 26th, 2023 11am-7pm
Find out more here.