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LA’s Must-Have Season Passes For Spring & Summer

Hey there, fabulous! We’re all about curating the ultimate LA experience while being savvy with our precious money, time, and energy. Whether you’re into museums brimming with culture, wildlife encounters, or catching the latest theater production, we’ve figured out the best ways to satisfy these adventures and found out its by investing in a season pass or membership. Not only are you saving some hard-earned money, you’re also making life so much easier. No more last-minute plans or missing out – just pure, unadulterated fun. Plus, these Los Angeles passes often come with sweet extras like VIP perks, food and drink discounts, and exclusive invites to members-only events. So, whether you’re a thrill-seeker, art aficionado, music lover, cinephile, or nature enthusiast, there’s a membership option waiting to elevate your LA experience to new heights. Here are a few of our favorite LA passes to snag this spring and summer.

Pro-Tip: If you’re already visiting these places more than once per year, membership may be the way to help you save money on future and frequent visits. But always read the fine print to be aware of blackout dates, tier levels, and what level of pass is right for your personal needs. Season passes and memberships also make great gifts. 

Los Angeles Gardens

Experience nature’s serenity year-round with a pass to unlimited access to tranquil trails and captivating blooms. Discover botanical paradise at Descanso Gardens (just $70) and Huntington Gardens (just $175)  with memberships that grant exclusive entry to lush landscapes, art collections, and cultural events. At The Arboretum, members receive year-round garden access to the special 127-acre botanical site. Plus, with memberships to LA’s gardens, you’ll be part of a community dedicated to preserving and celebrating the beauty of nature.

Concerts, Movies, and Live Theatre 

Having a season pass to the coolest live music venues in LA is like following your favorite band on tour all year long, with front-row access and VIP perks thrown in for good measure! Roll up to free parking and be the first to get notified about shows with Greek Theater season passes, or elevate your concert experience with Hollywood Bowl memberships, providing premium seating and exclusive perks for unforgettable performances throughout the year.  The LA Phil subscription package is a great way to learn more about classical music and appreciate the world class amazing artists we have in town. Then imagine enjoying the best of both worlds – the thrill of live theater and the magic of movies – all year round with season passes! Get your live performance fix at the Pasadena Playhouse with memberships providing early access to tickets and exclusive events. The Playhouse has 3 types of Membership but no matter which type you choose, you’ll always get access to book before the general public, waived ticket and handling fees, discounted guest tickets, free exchanges, invitations to exclusive Member Events, and so much more. Their newest option, the FirstLook Membership, was launched to great success last year, making theater super accessible. At $125 ($25 per show – the best deal in theater!) you’ll get to book your ticket in the best available seats in the house for any performance during the first week of the run. You also get to be one of the first people to experience all shows in their upcoming 24/25 season. There’s much more too…with memberships to Los Feliz Theater, Alamo Drafthouse‘s Victory rewards program and Cinespia, you’ll also delight in classic cinema charm and revel in both vintage and current movie magic. 

Photo by Pasadena Playhouse

The LA Zoo

How could you not want to make it a monthly hang the cuddly koalas and gorgeous elephants? Not only does a The LA Zoo membership get you repeated access to one of the best Zoos in the country, but you also support conservation efforts. All membership levels begin at $60 per individual and include daytime admission to the zoo, discounts on nighttime ticketed events, including L.A. Zoo Lights, Zoo Friday Nights, and Brew at the L.A. Zoo, Early Member Mornings (bi-monthly), and Free Docent-Led Walking Tours (monthly).

Amusement Parks

Knott’s Berry Farm offers thrills and family fun without breaking the bank! With season passes starting at $16/$54 a month, you get unlimited visits, preferred parking, and VIP access for higher tiers. Disneyland, the epitome of magic, can be pricey. But California residents and weekday visitors can snag special discounts. Disney’s Key Passes, like Inspire, Believe, or Enchant, offer various perks like admission to Disneyland and California Adventure, parking, and merchandise discounts. Plus, gain unlimited access to Universal Studios’ heart-pounding rides and captivating shows with a range of options, starting with the $169 California Neighbor Pass. Or, go all out with the Silver, Gold, or Platinum tiers which offer enticing extras like discounted Halloween Horror Nights tickets, savings on general admission for friends and family, and a treasure trove of other goodies.

Now that you’re equipped with your best season passes in LA, want to get the scoop on where the celebs are hangin’? Check out our article on 8 Places to See Stars in LA.