Averages for Los Angeles in March

Weather Lowdown

In March, the temperatures in Los Angeles begin to climb ever so slightly over January and February, with an average temperature of 14°C (around 57°F). The average daily temperature reaches a high of 19°C (about 66°F) and only dips to a low of around 9°C (around 48°F). While cold for the area, the temperatures are still comfortable compared to many other areas at this time of year.

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  • Temperature Temperature 14°C 57°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 9°C 48°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 11 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 71 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 6 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

Weather Lowdown

In March, the temperatures in Los Angeles begin to climb ever so slightly over January and February, with an average temperature of 14°C (around 57°F). The average daily temperature reaches a high of 19°C (about 66°F) and only dips to a low of around 9°C (around 48°F). While cold for the area, the temperatures are still comfortable compared to many other areas at this time of year.

The amount of average daily sunshine totals 11 hours, meaning that light clothing would be appropriate to take for daily wear. It also means you'll have lots of daylight to enjoy Los Angeles.

During the day, you'll want a light jacket or sweater. You still may need a heavier jacket or sweater in the evenings, as the temperature drop at night. No matter what day you visit, your chance of a sunny day is good, with an average of 52 percent chance of sun on any day, so bring your sunglasses or hat. 

As the average rainfall is 71mm over six days, there is a slight risk that you may encounter some showers, so you might want to keep an umbrella or raincoat handy. During the month of March, there is a 15 percent chance of rain any given day and a 19 percent chance of a cloudy day.

You can still visit the beaches during this time of the year, but the average sea temperature remains a chilly 15°C (around 59°F). It probably wouldn't be a good idea to try and go swimming unless you are prepared with the proper wet suit gear. Consider just dipping your toes in the water instead and enjoy the warm springtime sunshine as you relax in the sand.

Where to Stay

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza is close to the LA Convention Center, Civic Center, Dodgers Stadium and other attractions. The 453 guest rooms and suites feature modern conveniences and beautiful décor. The hotel has two restaurants, including the award-winning Noe Restaurant and Bar, outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.

The Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. Live offers guests easy access to the Staples Center, Microsoft Theatre and Los Angeles Convention Center. The modern studio rooms and one and two-bedroom suites come with fully-equipped kitchens and all guests enjoy a full hot breakfast every morning, as well as a pool and fitness center. 

With luxurious and well-appointed rooms, a classic Hollywood spa and a restaurant by Wolfgang Puck, the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles brings its chic reputation to the LA area. A rooftop pool provides scenic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Los Angeles skyline, adding to the glitz of this downtown hotel.

Things to Do

March 17th is, of course, St. Patrick's Day, and no one celebrates quite like the Americans do! There are parades and festivals all over the city like the Hollywood St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl. The Celtic Faire at the Fairplex in Pomona features historic characters, carnival rides, Irish and Celtic merchandise, food, music and dancing.

March is also usually the month of the Academy Awards ceremony. Better known as the Oscars, this is the night when Hollywood's biggest stars come out to play. Head on down to the Kodak Theatre and you may just catch a glimpse of your favorite celeb.

Hit the Beach

One of the most well-known Los Angeles beaches, Santa Monica Beach is perfect for the active with swimming, surfing, biking, volleyball, beach gymnastics and even outdoor chess. With three miles and 245 square acres of sand, the beach offers beautiful water views to one side and views of the Santa Monica Mountains to the other.  

Malibu/Surfrider Beach is famous as a surfing beach, sitting nestled in the Malibu lagoon. Besides surfing, visitors enjoy a historic wooden pier for fishing, people watching and taking in the beauty of surrounding Malibu. Food concession stands provide options for food and drink for beachgoers enjoying the sand and surf.

Eating & Drinking Out

Located in Santa Monica, Milo & Olive serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and specializes in fresh-baked breads and wood-fired pizzas. For breakfast, Milo & Olive features its homemade breads, as well as pastries and Café Luxxe coffee. The lunch and dinner menus include small plates, pizzas and fresh salads made with farmer's market ingredients.

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen has an ever-evolving menu with dishes made from sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. All of the dishes are large enough to share, an extension of the mission of the restaurant to bring food and wine lovers together. Beyond the food, Rustic Canyon has an extensive wine list, craft beers and creative cocktails.

A two Michelin star award-winning restaurant, Melisse offers diners specially-crafted dishes from renowned chef Josiah Citrin. Dress your best when dining here, as jackets are preferred and business casual is the required dress code. Along with elegant dishes, Melisse has an extensive wine list. 

March events in Los Angeles

Festival

Lantern Festival

3rd March 2018

The annual Lantern Festival promotes deeper understanding and appreciation of America’s diverse heritage including Chinese culture and traditions. The event marks the closing of Chinese New Year festivities and provides various activities that entertain all races residing in Los Angeles. Be present on the 1st of March at the at El Pueblo Historical Monument.

Website:

http://www.downtownla.com/0_01_eventDetail.asp?EventID=7310

Dana Point Festival of Whales

3rd March 2018 to 4th March 2018

March is the peak season when giant whales migrate from Alaska and pass by Dana Point. Lucky visitors may see 40 to 50 whales and can aboard a boat to watch these beautiful creatures closer. Head to Golden Lantern Dana Point for the best views.

Website:

http://festivalofwhales.com/

Performing Arts

The Schick Machine Performs

3rd March 2018 to 4th March 2018

An extraordinary yet astonishing theatrical world of sonic surprises performed by the inventor Laslo Klangfarben, who builds a "machine" that will unleash his memories of the past through music and random objects. This is a very unusual but highly entertaining show that appeals to all ages.

Exhibition

Kite Party

17th March 2018

Kite Party is for enthusiastic kite fliers and those who have always wanted to give it a try. It is a social activity that brings old friends together, bonds families, and allows one to find new buddies. The event also sees professional kite flyers who perform amazing stunts with their kites, even synced to music! The event will be held at Huffington Beach.

Website:

http://www.kiteparty.com/

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