As spring approaches and the weather starts warming up, there’s no better feeling than spending some time outside, exploring what the city has to offer. Want to take advantage of the weather but need ideas? Here are some local attractions to help you get out of the house this spring:
Saturday Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday from 8:00 am-1:00 pm, rain or shine, you can find the local Calabasas Farmer’s Market in the parking lot behind Pedalers Fork. Here you can find everything from meat and dairy to wine and flowers! Locally sourced produce ensures that everything being sold is fresh and in season. Specialty foods such as dry rub mixes and artisan breads are offered as well! There are also food tents serving breakfast and lunch if you like the idea of eating while you shop. Spring is the perfect time to explore new produce and specialty foods and the Calabasas Farmer’s Market is the place to do just that.
Hiking- Red Rock Canyon Trail
No one likes hiking in 90-degree weather, dripping with sweat before even taking your first step. That makes spring the perfect time to take a hike! In the spring, it starts to stay light longer in the evening, and trails are not as busy since school is still in session. One park we recommend in the area is Red Rock Canyon which features impressive colored sandstone and gorgeous mountain views. There are many paths that you can take inside the park, so make sure to do some research on routes and directions before heading out! Check out https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/red-rock-canyon/ for different trail possibilities and their difficulties.
Grape Arbor Park
Looking for somewhere to take the whole family? Try Grape Arbor Park! This park features facilities for t-ball, sand volleyball and basketball, playscape equipment, and picnic shelters with grills for the perfect spring meal and fun for the whole family. Rental options can be arranged through the Parks & Recreation Department. If interested, call 818.880.6461 for more details.
There’s nothing more adventurous than taking a horseback ride through the mountains. There are many ranches in the area that offer horseback riding sessions through the mountains, on nearby beaches, during sunset, for birthdays, corporate events, and even romantic rides. Check out Los Angeles Horseback Riding, Malibu Riders, or Connemara Ranch for more details. Prices and times differ by venue, but most rides last from an hour to an hour and a half and cost between $75-100.
Calabasas Easter Egg Hunt
Along with spring comes Easter season! Don’t know your plans yet? The Calabasas Eggstravaganza is the perfect kid-friendly event with activities including face painting, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and an appearance by the Easter bunny! Don’t forget to bring a small bag with you for the kids to collect Easter eggs along the way! Tickets must be pre-purchased in-person at the Juan Bautista de Anza park for $3 each. Check out www.cityofcalabasas.com for more information.
With its close proximity to Los Angeles, it can be very easy to leave Calabasas and spend the weekend in the city. Calabasas offers something different than LA, however. If you’re looking for something more family-friendly and close by, it can be the perfect place to explore the outdoors and create memories with the whole family. Once you start exploring, you’ll realize you never want to leave.