It's springtime and Los Angeles is buzzing! There's so much to do but so little time. One of the busiest cities in the world, experiencing Los Angeles in spring is a completely different experience because there's just so so much happening. From gorgeous pink blossoms to watching great films, catching up on reading to seeing cars, the City of Angels has something for every kind of tourist. If you find yourself in LA during springtime, you must check out these amazing events:
Cherry Blossom Festival (Hanami)
Who said you have to go to Japan to see cherry blossoms? Los Angeles plays host to beautiful blossoms too. From the boisterous and flamboyant jacarandas to bright and gay California poppies, the City of Angels has it all. But before the jacaranda trees bloom and the California poppies begin to flower, Los Angeles greets the springtime with the cherry blossom festival season! The blooming of these blossoms means that it’s time to celebrate the Japanese culture of viewing the pretty foliage at a leisurely pace and finding magic in nature. Several gardens host cherry blossom viewing festivals, also known as Hanami. Guided walks are available at the popular Descanso Gardens all through March.
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Keep your dates free from April 11-15, 2018. The 16th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has lifted the curtain on the lineup of their festival next month and it looks stupendous! The five-day fest will once again bridge the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world—Hollywood and the Indian film industry. The 2018 festival boasts of 12 films in 12 different languages, narrative and documentary features, and shorts. The festival will also hold a memorial tribute to the late actor Sridevi by screening her 1989 hit Chandni.
LA Times Festival of Books
Do you want to attend the largest book festival in the United States? Then be in Los Angeles from April 21-22, 2018. A haven for any bibliophile, the festival attracts a large variety and talent from across the globe. In the past, there have been appearances by legendary figures, right from the Batman comic book writers to Margaret Atwood. The festival aims to bring together people who create books with the people who love to read them! It has grown into a vibrant celebration of all of the arts, and of the dynamic, innovative and unique metropolis. This is a must attend for all those who live and thrive on words.
On April 29, 2018, the Los Angeles Convention Center will open its doors and welcome thousands of passionate enthusiasts to AutoCon 2018. The AutoCon goes beyond just being a car show event, and aims to be a celebration of life, individuality and community thus bringing together an automotive experience like no other. The show features the world’s top show vehicles and notable industry brands all under one roof while creating a unique experience allowing attendees the opportunity to connect and share common interests with one another.
How to get to Los Angeles from India
There are umpteen daily flights from major Indian cities but none non-stop yet. However, Air India plans to launch a non-stop from Delhi to Los Angeles soon. There are Air India non-stops to other US cities such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco from Delhi.