Ah, Leap Day. That weird quadrennial oddity that never looks quite right on the calendar. If we didn’t throw in an extra day into the mix every four years, we’d eventually be skiing in July, but that still doesn’t save it from being an odd duck. As odd as Leap Day is, it does bring with it an extra day to do some fun stuff. As the following list shows, these are some of best things you can do on February 29th to focus in on the rarity of the day, while other activities merely happen because it’s another day on the calendar. Either way, they are excuses to get out of your house and explore Southern California in all its glory.
Is It Your Birthday? Enjoy 4 Free Cupcakes!
9635 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
In honor of those who have a birthdays on February 29th, Sprinkles Cupcakes will be offering 4 free cupcakes to enjoy! As one of the best cupcake shops in the city, you won’t want to pass up on this offer. Sprinkles, which offers flavors ranging from carrot, black & white, banana, vanilla and dark chocolate to red velvet and more, is a must visit for those who love this tasty dessert.
1231 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Love donuts? Well, in honor of Leap Year, Krispy Kreme will be offering a dozen original glazed donuts for just $2.29. What a deal!
Love & Salt
317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Manhattan Beach’s Love & Salt restaurant will be extending their tasty bar special from 5:30 to 10pm on Leap Day this year. Make sure to bite into a delicious Downlow Burger, or try out one of their pizza’s, in addition to craft beer and wine for just $20.
Tacos Tu Madre
1945 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
You guessed it. Today, the delicious taqueria in Los Angeles will offer a special deal that has to do with the dates of today. Grab some Asada Tacos for just 29 cents on Leap Day!
Frank Gehry Exhibit
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
In honor of Frank Gehry’s storied history as an architect and a person who has literally transformed cities across the globe, LACMA will be featuring an exhibit featuring designs from Gehry from the 60’s to today. Focusing on themes like urbanism and the development of digital design, the exhibit is broken up into 6 themes. Each highlight more than 60 of Gehry’s projects through drawings and models.
Henry Taylor At The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Koreatown’s Line Hotel will be offering a free event today where the art works of Henry Taylor will be on display throughout the lobby. You’ll find Taylor’s black milk carton sculptures hanging behind the reception desk, and much more.
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
Disneyland is always a great place to visit, but when February 29th rolls around, it’s extra magical. In past years, Disneyland has celebrated this day with extended hours. So, why not stop by this famed theme park, jump on some thrill rides, and enjoy a day that only happens every so often?