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Best spring airfares from Southern California

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
The Times’ Travel Editors’ picks for where to fly to celebrate spring

Instead of just sending flowers, how about visiting some notable floral outposts? In the next few weeks, these places really bloom. Take a look at these best airfares we found this week.

Note: Restricted round-trip airfares as researched via computer Thursday. Fares change daily, and availability is not assured. Fares, which may involve a change of planes, are for airlines serving Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County/John Wayne (SNA), Burbank/Bob Hope (BUR), L.A. Ontario (ONT) and Long Beach (LGB). Domestic fares include sales tax; international airfares do not. There may be additional surcharges on both.

Source: Sabre reservation systems, airlines and the Web

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Fly to Amsterdam, Netherlands, for . . .

$722 from LAX on KLM, Northwest and United

$722 from John Wayne International Airport (SNA) on United

$657 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on Delta

Between March and May, some 7 million bulbs explode In the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. This is the unusual Madison Garden tulip. (Photo: Gail Fisher / Los Angeles Times)
Airfare deals from Southern California to Tahiti
Fly to Papeete, Tahiti, for...

$658 from LAX on Air Tahiti Nui

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Tahiti Iti is the smaller, southeastern section of the figure eight that is the island of Tahiti. (Photo: Paul Kennedy / Lonely Planet Images)
DOGWOOD
Fly to Charleston, South Carolina, for . . .

$266 from LAX on American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, US Airways

$556 from John Wayne International Airport (SNA) on Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways

$218 from Burbank/Bob Hope Airport (BUR) on Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways

$152 from Long Beach Airport (LGB) on Delta, JetBlue and US Airways

$152 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways

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You have to wait until June to see dogwood blooms at Yosemite National Park (pictured), but you can get a jumpstart on the season by hitting South Carolina, where the dogwood blooms in March and April. (Photo: Bethany Gediman)
Airfare deals from Southern California to Washington, D.C.
You can fly to Washington, D.C., for . . .

$254 from LAX on American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United

$398 from John Wayne International Airport (SNA) on American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United

$298 from Burbank/Bob Hope Airport (BUR) on American and United

$278 from Long Beach Airport (LBG)

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A child walks through an array of blooming forsythias and magnolias near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington on the first day of spring Thursday. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press)
Airfare deals from Southern California to Tuscon, Arizona
Fly to Tucson, Arizona, for . . .

$130 from LAX on Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United and US Airways

$152 from John Wayne International Airport (SNA) on Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways

$218 from Burbank/Bob Hope Airport (BUR) on Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways

$152 from Long Beach Airport (LGB) on Delta, JetBlue and US Airways

$152 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways

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Arizona’s Organ Pipe National Monument, with a blooming ocotillo. (Photo: Susan Spano / Los Angeles Times)
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