This is the perfect weekend to get out and explore the coast or hit up a park that you’ve never been to before. The whole family will love it!

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A Touch of Disney
This new ticketed experience within select outdoor areas of Disney California Adventure Park, makes its debut beginning March 18. Enjoy your favorite Disney foods, merch and more! Fri.-Sun. More details.

Dog Walking Day at South Coast Botanical Garden
South Coast Botanical Garden offers pups and their owners a chance to explore lush, 87-acre grounds together. All dogs must be leashed at all times. Timed-entry ticket must be purchased in advance. Sun. More details.

Griffith Park Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
Your favorite ponies are back, along with the petting zoo in Griffith Park. Spend time outdoors and socially distanced with a trip to this family-friendly destination that’s finally reopened. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Los Angeles Zoo
After closing to the public during LA’s most recent coronavirus surge, the Zoo is welcoming guests with timed, advanced tickets. Visit them online to secure your spot. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Discover roaming peacocks, hidden waterfalls, climbing trees and more with a visit to the 127-acre botanical gardens in Arcadia.  Fri.-SunMore details.

Wee Jammin’ with Little Play Society
While Little Play Society was unfortunately forced to close its indoor brick-and-mortar space, the beloved kids gym offers socially distanced, outdoor classes. Sign up for a Wee Jammin’ session and get ready to jam with your little one. Sat. More details.

Aquarium of the Pacific (Outdoors Only)
Reserve your tickets now to return to Long Beach’s Aquarium, where kids can check out the Moon Jelly Touch Lab, Shark Lagoon (including touch pools), Lorikeet Forest, Penguin Habitat and more! Fri.-SunMore details.

Pick-Your-Own Fun at Underwood Farms
It’s a short-ish (and so worth it) drive to Moorpark’s Underwood Farms, where the pick-you-own fields are open daily, from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Currently in season? Mandarins, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes galore and so much more! Fri.-SunMore details.

—Shannan Rouss