Billy Ryder, 4, with grandfather Bill Ryder, visits the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum on March 18. The rest of the museum is set to open Thursday.(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) By Times staff Published March 29, 2021 Updated April 21, 2021 1 PM PT FacebookTwitterShow more sharing optionsShareClose extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied!Print As more people are getting the vaccine and more places are reopening, here are a handful of ways to spend your time in Southern California. Read more Travel Which California attractions are reopening now? Here’s a look at when more than 50 of this state’s top visitor destinations are reopening, including parks, theme parks, museums, campgrounds and other leading attractions. TravelFor Subscribers The 50 best hikes in L.A. These 50-plus hikes capture all that LA and Southern California has to offer. Use our filters to find the best type of hike by difficulty levels, length and type of view. Travel Driving tours in Southern California Cruise around Pasadena, San Diego and Downtown L.A., with these driving tours. Travel Spot unique art and architecture across L.A. County with these adventures As destinations shuttered by the pandemic begin to reopen, you can visit some local museums. Or, if you’re still more comfortable outdoors, check out our hiking guide and a driving tour of Claremont architecture. Entertainment & Arts 40 California museums have reopened or set dates. Here’s the latest list La Brea Tar Pits Museum and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in DTLA have reopened. The Broad, MOCA and the Getty Villa set dates. Entertainment & Arts 16 promising L.A. and O.C. museum exhibitions you can see now Los Angeles County of Museum of Art will reopen its galleries Thursday. As of now, it’s set to be the first major L.A. museum to welcome back guests. Dodgers Here’s a how-to guide for attending a game at Dodger Stadium Dodger Stadium is opening up to fans for the first time in two years. Here’s how to attend a game with new protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sports Santa Anita is opened to the public After being closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Anita is opened to fans at a limited capacity. Travel All the ways to make a camping reservation in California It can be tough navigating the world of campsite reservations in California. We break it down for you. Travel Quiet time: 5 little-known nature preserves not far from L.A. Nature preserves provide a quiet alternative to national and state parks and a more intimate glimpse of nature. Entertainment & Arts Hollywood Bowl is back. After historic closure, first shows are free for essential workers After a canceled season in 2020 — the first in 98 years — the Bowl will reopen with free shows for healthcare, grocery and other essential workers. TravelFor Subscribers A day pass will get you poolside at 8 of the hottest hotels in L.A. L.A. is full of phenomenal pools, spectacular spas and supercool five-star hotels waiting for us to explore. Now there’s a way to do that on a budget. California After taking most of 2020 season off, Flower Fields bloom again The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, after being forced to close two weeks into its 2020 season, have reopened with new social distancing rules. California Legoland reopened after yearlong closure The park’s initial reopening on April 1 was for hotel guests, pass holders and existing ticket holders. As of April 15, it’s open to the general public.