Despite the not-so-occasional visits from the gloomy skies and much needed rain showers, our natural Californian ways often have us finding ourselves soaking up the sun and and admiring the instagram-worthy palm trees.
But where to go? We want your Spring 2013 to be eventful; we've got a few ideas for you:
1. National Train Day 2013
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An event hosted throughout the country, National Train Day features free activities for kids, tours on private luxury railcars, freight and commuter trains and numerous exhibits that show how trains connect America together. The sixth annual National Train Day will be hosted at the LA Union Station on Saturday, May 11 from 11am - 4 pm.
2. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad
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If you haven't yet gone, a beautiful sight to see is The Flower Fields at Carlsbad. Last day to go this year is this Sunday - May 12th, so if you're nearby the San Diego area, try to take Mom out for a cute photo op in the flower fields.
3. Strawberry Picking
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As the weather gets warmer, the strawberries start tasting more delicious. Head on over to Tanaka Farms in Irvine between 9:30 am - 2:30 pm any weekend. Tours begin every 30 minutes. Plus you can take home 1lb of strawberries!
I'm no chef in the kitchen, but these strawberry recipes have got me thinking...
4. Free Yoga and Zumba Class at the Grove
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On your next weekend trip to the grove, consider heading there an hour before stores open - Athleta hosts complimentary yoga and zumba classes for the community. No need to head over to the Nordstrom shoe section to self-validate your parking; Athleta will validate your ticket for attending their workout!
5. Silicon Beach Fest
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The Silicon Beach Fest is a 4-day event featuring a board of LA's tech community leaders. This years speakers features experts from 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Storytech, Mattel, Amplify LA, VEVO and many more. See what's in store. Last November, Consensus Inc. went and met some great start up companies!