Get ready to spring into action with me as we dive into my spring bucket list of adventures! As the days get longer and the flowers start to bloom, I’m itching to get back out on the trails and check out a few new places. From seeing the iconic California poppies during this year’s superbloom, to hiking at National Parks to checking out new local events, here is my checklist of experiences I hope to cross off in the next two months! So grab your shades, pack your sunscreen, and let’s make this spring season one for the books with epic adventures and endless sunshine!
Take a Day Trip to Joshua Tree National Park
This spring, we are planning to take a day trip out to Joshua Tree National Park and conquer Ryan Mountain (a 3 mile hike with a 1,050 ft. elevation gain). We have been hearing that the wildflowers are really starting to bloom inside the park and would love to do a hike and a little bit of exploring one weekend.
* Got to check this off on Saturday April 15th! Such a great day!
See the California Poppies
Back in 2019, Jordan and I hiked in Walker Canyon and saw the superbloom of California poppies scattering the hills. This year, unfortunately most of the most well known trails to see poppies are closed to protect them from tourists. I have been seeing a few other trails that don’t normally bloom like they are this year that are covered in poppies so I’m hoping I can check out a trail in the next few months that have some beautiful flora and fauna.
Visit Death Valley National Park for the First Time
I’m also excited to explore Death Valley National Park for the first time. My family and I have a hiking trip planned for the second week of May. We have never been and have heard the wildflowers this year are blooming later because of all the rain we had in March and it’s supposed to be beautiful.
See a Baseball Game
I am also hoping to catch a home baseball game this year at Angels Stadium for the the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Last year we saw two away games for the Angels, one in Arlington, TX and one in Seattle, WA but I haven’t actually been to Angels Stadium for a baseball game in years!
Go to an Outdoor Country Concert/Festival
Another must-do on my spring bucket list is attending the Stagecoach Festival, an outdoor country music festival held in Indio, California. I haven’t been since before the pandemic and I cannot wait.
Go to Local Farmers’ Market
I’m also looking forward to visiting one of the local farmers’ markets around town. Pretty much every city in the Coachella Valley has one weekly and I never make time to go. The one in Old Town La Quinta is supposed to be amazing and I hope to make it out there one weekend soon!
Experience Glow in the Park a the Living Desert
I can’t wait to see Glow in the Park at the Living Desert. This unique spring event is supposed to be spectacular this year with mist-filled bubbles, interactive light displays and hundreds of illuminated light displays. I am hoping to take my little cousins to check it out before the end of April!
* I was able to check this off Sunday, April 16th! So Fun!
Get some much needed sunshine
And last but not least, I plan to get some much needed sunshine this spring. It’s been a rainy colder winter and I have been working quite a bit. I cannot wait to get outside and feel the sun on my face, hit the trails, and get ready for river season!
Stay tuned as I embark on these exciting adventures and share my travel tales on social! What’s on your spring bucket list?
As always, travel on my friends!