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Unique things to do in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is often synonymous with California, home to surfers, movie stars, and reality TV personalities. Yes, those people live here, but so does one of the most diverse populations of people in all of the United States. With Airbnb Experiences, meet the chefs, designers, and nature lovers who are the real insiders on the things to do in Los Angeles. Get to know the locals-approved tacos, hiking trails, and more on tours and activities that reveal the city’s true star power.

Top-rated activities

Beginner Surfing Experience /Learn to Surf in Venice
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
Learn to Fly Above LA
Prior to boarding, pose like a seasoned pro for a photo shoot with the airplane. Once you’re on board, the pilot will give you an overview of the instruments and controls. After getting clearance from the tower, you’ll taxi to the runway for takeoff. Once at cruising altitude, you’ll learn basic flying skills in the training area over the Simi Valley. Then, grab hold of the controls and feel free to move about the skies, exploring LA by air. Finally, in preparation for landing, you’ll come back down to earth at Van Nuys Airport. Other things to note IMPORTANT : This experience is currently only offered as a private experience. The guest has to book both spots on the experience and will be allowed to bring an additional guest to sit in the back seat. Only one guest will be in the front seat. Approximate flight time is 40 mins Expect a cancellation if there is bad weather. Only two passengers are allowed per ride to create a guest-focused experience.
Hike Runyon Canyon with a rescue dog
A morning hike to stunning city views, in a dog friendly park with our rescue dogs! We will enjoy a nice walk up hiking trails to the top of Runyon Canyon. Fantastic city views, and the perfect view of the Hollywood Sign! As you climb your way up the hill with your new pals in tow, you’ll be exercising and socializing the dogs, and letting locals know they’re up for adoption. You’ll also become a puppy paparazzi and take their photos in front of panoramic backdrops—you can even pose with them with the famous Hollywood sign behind you. Your pictures will then be used to generate interest in the rescue organization, attract potential adopters, and bring in donations that will help further care for and foster the dogs until they find their forever homes. This experience is great for groups and great for teams! We love to host private and corporate groups, and socializing with the dogs is great for team-building! Other things to note: We will be in direct sun, so bring sunscreen and other protective wear. There are no bathrooms in Runyon Canyon. Your friendly dog is welcome to join us! Street parking is very difficult.
The Hollywood Sign Hike & COMEDY Tour
My friends JB, Elko, Jon and I are comedians and actors who have done some work on NBC, ABC, and even Jimmy Kimmel Live! We're just 3 dudes trying to make it in LA. We're gonna tell you approx 3000 jokes (some dad-related) about Los Angeles, ourselves, our experiences in LA, maybe a Justin Bieber story? Also, no one has better dad jokes than us. Not even my own dad. (Sup Dad)! This experience is great for groups, teams, and individual solo travelers. We're about becoming best FRIENDS. At the start, I’m gonna hand you the best tasting WATER in the history of water. All that and we haven even walked yet? INCREDIBLE. From there, we'll have y'all laughing so hard at our jokes and stories that you'll forget that we are hiking up a hill to the Hollywood Sign. Did we just become best friends?? WHAT ABOUT THE PICTURES? We stop at the BEST PHOTO STOPS for your own Cover Shoot. I've designed this hike for Instagram and can GUARANTEE You'll get 10+likes/photo. You’ll receive PROFESSIONAL photos of the sign, the skyline, and scenic panoramas that may break the internet with likes. Other tours take 1-2 pictures. I'll give you 75+ (Best Friend Move). We've been doing this for 5 years and love being the LA ambassadors to the world. Let us be your friend in LA and show you how LA is done by an actual local and not a "tour company."
Beautiful yacht cruise with avocado toast buffet
A lazy yacht cruise in sunny So Cal style, with friends, food and tunes. See the beautiful coastline and port as we lazily troll along. Soak in the warm sun on our beanbags up top and rock out to your own music on our Bluetooth sound system. Relax! We also provide fresh whole ingredients for you to prepare your own Avocado toasts, Nutella-nana delights and PBnJs. There's fruit and cookies as well. We even provide Vegan and Gluten free alternatives (If you let us know in advance)! You prepare your own toasts, with the fresh whole ingredients just like you are at home. You may also bring your own takeout food. This is a perfect lazy day on the water, As we go you will see the beautiful Long Beach coast area and sweeping ocean vistas. We also stop for a mini photoshoot on-the-water to show off your beachwear fashion, with the sun kissed coast as your backdrop. We get up-close with wild marine mammals and sometimes dolphins! Our experience is perfect for: Birthday celebrations, Girls trips, bachelorette parties, romantic outings, families, etc! Breakfast. Second Breakfast. Elevensies. Lunch. Afternoon Tea. Supper or Dinner! Private trips just $199! They are even better, why share your yacht day with strangers? We can also open up private group times on request, so message us and ask. (*BYOB and smoking is only allowed on private trips.)

What Los Angeles has to offer

Kayak or Paddle board with Sea Lions and get GoPro photos
Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of beautiful Marina del Rey while kayaking or standup paddle boarding. Find hidden spots in the marina and discover local wildlife, including sea lions, a wide variety of birds and sometimes even dolphins. We will meet on the parking lot right next to mellow sandy Mother's beach, talk about the local environment and marine life, kayaking/paddle-boarding techniques and safety. After that we will board on our kayaks and SUPs and paddle towards the main channel of the Marina. On the way we can observe all the beautiful and unique boats and search for sea lions, birds, dolphins and other marine life (these are the wild animals and I can't guarantee that we'll see them, but in majority of the time we do).
Ocean wildlife tour/fast boat adventure
Join me on a 2 hour tour aboard a Zodiac in search of ocean wildlife! We'll be on the lookout for whales, dolphins, and sea lions! You'll be coming along aboard Newport Coastal Adventure which has the fastest whale watching boats in California (up to 50MPH). The speed is half the fun but it also allows us to cover more ocean than anyone else in the area. These Zodiac boats are one of the safest boats to be on and we are the only small boat whale watching tour in Newport Beach to be inspected and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Of course there is never a guarantee to see whales or dolphins, your best odds of seeing both off the orange County coast are with me on these boats. Don't be fooled be other small boat operators advertising as whale watching in Newport Beach, this tour is the original, best, and we are the most experienced. As the photographer/deckhand/drone pilot aboard this boat, I'll be sharing photos I get from each trip with you (if I get good ones). If you are into photography, I'm always happy to help give you photo tips! Things to note: - My trips are only available during the weekends - Arrive 30 minutes ahead of time to check in - Bring layers to stay warm.
#1 Hollywood Sign Tour - 1.5 hr Express
Awesome Photos, Hilarious Jokes, Interesting History... all while walking to the top of the Hollywood Sign and back. We meet at the closest possible point for the shortest Hollywood Sign Tour (NO PARKING) where we'll take photos in front of the Sign (10 minutes). Then we'll walk 1.3 miles (2km) on a paved road, up a steep hill, to the very top of the Sign (45 minutes) and take your picture with the sign in the background and all of Los Angeles at your feet (10 minutes). Then it's a casual walk back down to where we started (25 minutes) and the tour is over. Throughout the entire tour we'll entertain you with a spoken performance covering the history of the Sign, celebrities, Los Angeles, the surrounding nature, and various other interesting tales you won't find anywhere else. Think of this as a walking "show" set on a spectacular stage. We show you how to take once in a lifetime photos in the absolute best locations throughout Griffith Park including a stunning panorama from above with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below. Remember to check us out on Instagram or Facebook @hollywoodsigntour and @officialwalkingtours Have fun along the way while learning about the unique wildlife, sordid history, eccentric celebrities, and much more... better than a guide, let us be your new local friends in LA and help you discover the very best this city has to offer.
Ultimate Whale and Dolphin Watching -faster, more wildlife
BOOK a UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH US TODAY! Welcome to East Meets West Whale Watching with Capt. Nick. We are OPEN! Daily safe and fun 2hr Ultimate Whale and Dolphin watching tours for groups up to 6 persons - public and private tours now available! Don't want to be on a big slow boat with 100+ other people? We understand! We have the newest, fastest, and most technologically advanced vessel in Newport Beach equipped with SUSPENSION SEATING and vessel STABILIZERS for your comfort, health and safety!!! Get ready for an intimate experience with some of nature’s most fantastic wildlife, aboard Newport Beach's most advanced whale and dolphin watching vessel. We limit our trips to 6 passengers per boat, allowing us to provide the Personal Attention and Comfort you deserve. Our new boats are extremely quiet, enabling us to stealthily approach and bring you a front-row seat to these spectacular mammals without disturbing them in their natural habitat. Departing from beautiful Balboa Island in Newport Beach, you will explore the wildlife-rich waters of Orange County, a superhighway for whales and dolphins year-round. See whales and dolphins in their natural migratory path. Creating lifetime memories, one trip at a time!
Create Hollywood Sound FX!
Experience moviemaking magic with me Adam, 4-time Emmy nominated Hollywood Foley Artist. Movies: Spider Man No Way Home, Venom 2, Jumanji 2, many more! TV shows: Flight Attendant, Cleaning Lady, New Girl, Fargo, Lost, hundreds more! We'll be at my home studio where we start with a talk about the art of Foley and how it's used in every TV show and movie. (Bone breaks, sword shings, cowboy footsteps, kissing!...) "Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience" "We had tons of fun" Next, it's time for you to star in your very own movie, where you’ll recreate an epic sword battle! "Action!" After we yell “Cut!” you’ll tour my collection of professional Foley props I've used in some of your favorite shows like Atlanta, Lost, Sunny in Philly, Key & Peele, The Good Doctor. and many more. You then get to use these props to create the sounds for your movie! Do your best and make it loud! And even add your own voice-over! Like the stars! Then it's time to laugh and be amazed when we play back your film with your very own Foley and voices! So take a peek behind the Hollywood curtain and gain a new perspective on what it takes to make the movies so magical! Please contact me for dates and times not shown.

Most popular in Los Angeles

The Boat People Cruise- Private Harbor Cruises
1. We are a young couple who have received our US Coast Guard Six Pack Captains License and have a huge passion for sailing and the ocean. We started our small boat chartering business giving harbor cruises around Newport Beach Harbor on our Cal 25 sailboat for people to enjoy life on the water with a very unique view and two captains. 2. Join us for a COVID friendly hour and a half cruise with a coastal ambiance on the bow of our sailboat. We strive to create an unforgettable evening with contagious laughter and panoramic views of the Newport Bay. Perfect for a date night or intimate group gathering of four as it is close proximity. You don’t want to miss out on this sea-worthy experience. Please BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND FOOD as we will have an area to facilitate provisions). Also we DO NOT allow any marijuana on the boat as it is not legal under the maritime law. 3. We want our guests to leave with some great memories and good laughs onboard. We strive for passengers to leave with more knowledge of Newport Beach Harbor as well as grow a deeper connection to one another as they share a fun and unique experience onboard. *Each cruise is a PRIVATE cruise of just your party. *We offer a cruise before sunset to catch the sun rays, a sunset cruise, and a romantic twilight cruise. 2021-03
The LA Safari City/ Mountains/ Coast
WELCOME TO LA'S COOLEST ADVENTURE TOUR! We will begin our 3 hour guided tour of both LA's most iconic areas... (MALIBU, SANTA MONICA, VENICE) and its hidden treasures only a lifelong local would know. We will uncover natural wonders that most tourist never get a chance to see... (HIDDEN BEACHES, LUSH MOUNTAIN PEAKS, LEGENDARY CANYON ROADS, AND SECRET VIEWPOINTS) I will provide my extensive insight while uncovering these locations. We will stop wherever you feel that you'd like to take a picture, and I will act as your groups personal photographer! WE WILL SPEND THIS UNFORGETTABLE DAY SEEING AMAZING NATURAL SIGHTS, VISITING ICONIC LANDMARKS AND AREAS, AND TAKING THE ULTIMATE PICTURES OF LA TO BE REMEMBERED FOR A LIFETIME. Other things to note *** As of Summer 2022 we will be touring in a classic 1980s convertible Chevy surfer van(pictures coming soon)*** I am a very skilled driver. I will provide blankets in case you get cold. Your enjoyment and safety is my number one priority.
#1 HOLLYWOOD SIGN TOUR - WORLD'S BEST!
We'll walk to the TOP of the HOLLYWOOD SIGN while being entertained with fun stories about the most famous sign in the world, the City of Angels, and its celebrity residents throughout history! We take once in a lifetime photos in the absolute best locations throughout Griffith Park including a stunning panorama from above with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below. Remember to check us out on Instagram or facebook @hollywoodsignwalk or @officialwalkingtours Have fun along the way while learning about the unique wildlife, sordid history, eccentric celebrities, and much more... better than a guide, let us be your new local friends in LA and help you discover the very best this city has to offer! We walk morning and sunset every day so you'll never miss out on the top-rated Airbnb experience in the world! If your preferred time or date isn't available just send us a message, we're always here to help! The Original and Best Hollywood Sign Tour - We're the #1 Rated Experience with over 5,000 Five Star Reviews!
LA's Top Surfing Experience
Before you come: We will try and contact you to size you for a wetsuit/board to help speed up the pre-lesson portion, and also give you an update on the conditions for your lesson. 20 minutes before the lesson: We will have you sign a waiver and get into your wetsuit. First 45min- hour of lesson: We will be on land and cover all of the basics, technique, and safety. The following 30-40 minutes: we'll be in the water together. I'll help you get into waves and give you instruction in the water to help you surf your first wave(s) The remaining time: you'll show what you've learned, We'll be a little more hands-off and either join you in the water or watch from the beach. At the end of the lesson: we'll head back dry off and change out of the wetsuits. --------- A couple of other notes : - If you'd like a private lesson feel free to message me - We will treat you like a person, not a number: We keep smaller classes (7 people or less unless specially requested otherwise) for a more individualized experience. We won't 'stack' our classes back to back and leave time between classes. This means you have time to change before and after class without cutting into your lesson time, you actually get a full class. - We include free photos and mean it, no deceptive pricing tiers. Free is free. - We take care of our equipment, no tattered wetsuits, no faded/falling apart boards.
Photoshoot at Popular Locations in LA
THIS IS A PRIVATE SHOOT - 5 locations (I USE A DSLR) Have your very own Los Angeles fashion & lifestyle photoshoot at the luxury Beverly Hills and the famous Urban Lights. This shoot is great for social media, family photos, travel collages, headshots, brands promotion, or just for travel memories. 1. Famous palm tree streets 2. Rodeo Drive Stairs 3. Beverly Canon Gardens 4. Beverly Hills Sign 5. Urban Lights (Private group shoot? Please send your chosen locations) BOOKING OPTIONS 1. Book for either: - $115 private shoot for one person. 15 high-resolution pictures. No choice of location. - $220 private group shoot 1-5 people, 30 high-resolution pictures. Choice 2-3 of any locations you'd like. (When checking out, choose the 'private group' option' to book. - Price changes due to special holiday prices 2. Don't see a time listed that works for you? Message me to schedule. 3. Weekdays are the best times to shoot with less people.

Activities near top attractions

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Griffith Observatory1,928 locals recommend

Things to do near Hollywood

270 locals recommend

#1 HOLLYWOOD SIGN TOUR - WORLD'S BEST!
We'll walk to the TOP of the HOLLYWOOD SIGN while being entertained with fun stories about the most famous sign in the world, the City of Angels, and its celebrity residents throughout history! We take once in a lifetime photos in the absolute best locations throughout Griffith Park including a stunning panorama from above with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below. Remember to check us out on Instagram or facebook @hollywoodsignwalk or @officialwalkingtours Have fun along the way while learning about the unique wildlife, sordid history, eccentric celebrities, and much more... better than a guide, let us be your new local friends in LA and help you discover the very best this city has to offer! We walk morning and sunset every day so you'll never miss out on the top-rated Airbnb experience in the world! If your preferred time or date isn't available just send us a message, we're always here to help! The Original and Best Hollywood Sign Tour - We're the #1 Rated Experience with over 5,000 Five Star Reviews!
Griffith Observatory Hike
This LA tour features the best views of the Los Angeles sprawl (including the Hollywood Sign!) and an exclusive, skip-the-line, insider’s Griffith Observatory museum tour! Your expert Los Angeles tour guide will lead you on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) easy Griffith Park hike to the highest peak in the park. This LA sightseeing tour features the best views of LA you will ever get. As you take in those jaw-dropping views of Los Angeles, your Hollywood tour will feature fascinating tales of Hollywood History, up-close and personal sightseeing visits to famous filming locations, multiple stops for Instagram photos and bathroom breaks. Along the way, we’ll visit famous locations from films such as La La Land, Terminator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future II, and Rebel Without a Cause. Once you’ve snagged some beautiful panoramic views from the summit, you’ll walk over to an overlook where you’ll get the picture-perfect shot of a Hollywood Sign viewpoint. Finally, you’ll head over to the Griffith Observatory and wrap up your Los Angeles tour with a grand finale of (literal) stars, unforgettable views, and memories to last a lifetime. Feel free to stay at the Griffith Observatory as long as you’d like! This experience is available daily. Guests wishing for the best possible Hollywood Sign photo should book our Hollywood Sign Hike.
#1 Hollywood Sign Tour - 1.5 hr Express
Awesome Photos, Hilarious Jokes, Interesting History... all while walking to the top of the Hollywood Sign and back. We meet at the closest possible point for the shortest Hollywood Sign Tour (NO PARKING) where we'll take photos in front of the Sign (10 minutes). Then we'll walk 1.3 miles (2km) on a paved road, up a steep hill, to the very top of the Sign (45 minutes) and take your picture with the sign in the background and all of Los Angeles at your feet (10 minutes). Then it's a casual walk back down to where we started (25 minutes) and the tour is over. Throughout the entire tour we'll entertain you with a spoken performance covering the history of the Sign, celebrities, Los Angeles, the surrounding nature, and various other interesting tales you won't find anywhere else. Think of this as a walking "show" set on a spectacular stage. We show you how to take once in a lifetime photos in the absolute best locations throughout Griffith Park including a stunning panorama from above with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below. Remember to check us out on Instagram or Facebook @hollywoodsigntour and @officialwalkingtours Have fun along the way while learning about the unique wildlife, sordid history, eccentric celebrities, and much more... better than a guide, let us be your new local friends in LA and help you discover the very best this city has to offer.
The Ultimate LA & Hollywood Photo Tour
We'll be seeing & photographing the highlights of LA & Hollywood, old and new, with some unique twists not offered on any other tour! From the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Beverly Hills, through incredible public art and foodie destinations, and on to historic Hollywood & the best view of its iconic sign, I'll help you get amazing, personalized, & shareable photos of a lifetime! We'll start and end the tour at the Dolby Theater, Chinese Theater, & Hollywood Walk of Fame - the heart of Hollywood. From there you'll get to explore & strike your own pose at the incredible public art that LA has to offer, including the "Angel Wings" and "Urban Light". You'll get to be a star in Beverly Hills at its sign & world-famous palm-lined streets. We'll visit the historical foodie gem that is the LA Farmers Market. Traveling past famous movie studios, we'll make our way to the BEST PLACE FOR PHOTOS of the iconic HOLLYWOOD SIGN. Bring out your creative side & make this a day you'll never forget! Transportation will be provided from start to finish. Please CONTACT ME if you want to arrange a different date or time than posted or have a larger group, & I'll make it happen! Other things to note Wear comfortable shoes - we'll walk at some sites. Arrive at meeting point 15 minutes early & use restroom before. Remember sun protection & sunglasses. Bring money for food, drink, & other purchases.
Los Angeles Bar and Nightclub Tour
Join our local hosts as we explore the best nightlife downtown LA has to offer every Friday and Saturday night! We will start the night off at the famous Broadway Bar for discounted drinks, and a meet and greet. Our hosts then walk the group to several high-energy nightlife venues including drinks in funky bars and dancing in an old bank vault, three-room nightclub. We take the stress out of planning a night of fun in Los Angeles. All entrance fees are included and no waiting in lines! Our hosts provide VIP express entry at each stop. The average group size is 15 to 30 guests so you are guaranteed to make new friends with locals and fellow tourists. Our hosts are your personal guides to an amazing night out. Come ready to make new friends and come ready to have your best night out in LA! Other things to note Some of the nightclubs we visit do have a dress code. Gentleman, please wear a button-down shirt. Please no t-shirts or shorts. This is a walking tour. All venues are a short distance from each other. We combine with other groups outside of Air Bnb, average group size is 15 to 30 guests

Things to do near Echo Park

88 locals recommend

⭐️#1 Learn to Surf in LA (Small Group)
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
LA's Top Surfing Experience
Before you come: We will try and contact you to size you for a wetsuit/board to help speed up the pre-lesson portion, and also give you an update on the conditions for your lesson. 20 minutes before the lesson: We will have you sign a waiver and get into your wetsuit. First 45min- hour of lesson: We will be on land and cover all of the basics, technique, and safety. The following 30-40 minutes: we'll be in the water together. I'll help you get into waves and give you instruction in the water to help you surf your first wave(s) The remaining time: you'll show what you've learned, We'll be a little more hands-off and either join you in the water or watch from the beach. At the end of the lesson: we'll head back dry off and change out of the wetsuits. --------- A couple of other notes : - If you'd like a private lesson feel free to message me - We will treat you like a person, not a number: We keep smaller classes (7 people or less unless specially requested otherwise) for a more individualized experience. We won't 'stack' our classes back to back and leave time between classes. This means you have time to change before and after class without cutting into your lesson time, you actually get a full class. - We include free photos and mean it, no deceptive pricing tiers. Free is free. - We take care of our equipment, no tattered wetsuits, no faded/falling apart boards.
Kayak or Paddle board with Sea Lions and get GoPro photos
Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of beautiful Marina del Rey while kayaking or standup paddle boarding. Find hidden spots in the marina and discover local wildlife, including sea lions, a wide variety of birds and sometimes even dolphins. We will meet on the parking lot right next to mellow sandy Mother's beach, talk about the local environment and marine life, kayaking/paddle-boarding techniques and safety. After that we will board on our kayaks and SUPs and paddle towards the main channel of the Marina. On the way we can observe all the beautiful and unique boats and search for sea lions, birds, dolphins and other marine life (these are the wild animals and I can't guarantee that we'll see them, but in majority of the time we do).
Beginner surf lesson - small group
We will teach you all the basic surf knowledge. Our school uses a unique technique which helps you learn how to stand up on a surfboard in less than two hours, even if you are a complete beginner. You do not have to wait weeks to successfully stand on a surfboard. We cover everything you need to know to become a surfer in two hours. The first half hour is spent on land discussing the ins and outs of surf technique where you will learn the basic rules and surf safety. The remainder of the time is spent in the water with your instructor and later you can practice by yourself. By your very first lesson, you’ll be riding waves and feeling the joy that surfing brings! We offer the best value beginner surfing lessons available because you get the most optimal student to instructor class ratio. We use a part of the beach that is safe and perfect for surfing even if you have never been on a surfboard before. Other things to note You MUST BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON with us if you: - Don't know how to swim - Are under 18 - Have any disabilities - Don't speak English - Have a private party event Message or contact us!
⭐️Learn to Surf and Get Free Photos
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6-7 people. We will take photos of you in and out of the water in the last 10-15 minutes of the experience. These are not professional pics but a great memory for you, your friends and family. If you would like pro photos please inquire, we do offer them at an additional fee. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons Your safety is our main priority that is why myself and all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surfing Association), CPR & First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Other things to note We do teach anyone 12 years old and up

Things to do near Sunset Strip

150 locals recommend

Beginner Surfing Experience /Learn to Surf in Venice
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
Hike Runyon Canyon with a rescue dog
A morning hike to stunning city views, in a dog friendly park with our rescue dogs! We will enjoy a nice walk up hiking trails to the top of Runyon Canyon. Fantastic city views, and the perfect view of the Hollywood Sign! As you climb your way up the hill with your new pals in tow, you’ll be exercising and socializing the dogs, and letting locals know they’re up for adoption. You’ll also become a puppy paparazzi and take their photos in front of panoramic backdrops—you can even pose with them with the famous Hollywood sign behind you. Your pictures will then be used to generate interest in the rescue organization, attract potential adopters, and bring in donations that will help further care for and foster the dogs until they find their forever homes. This experience is great for groups and great for teams! We love to host private and corporate groups, and socializing with the dogs is great for team-building! Other things to note: We will be in direct sun, so bring sunscreen and other protective wear. There are no bathrooms in Runyon Canyon. Your friendly dog is welcome to join us! Street parking is very difficult.
Learn to Fly Above LA
Prior to boarding, pose like a seasoned pro for a photo shoot with the airplane. Once you’re on board, the pilot will give you an overview of the instruments and controls. After getting clearance from the tower, you’ll taxi to the runway for takeoff. Once at cruising altitude, you’ll learn basic flying skills in the training area over the Simi Valley. Then, grab hold of the controls and feel free to move about the skies, exploring LA by air. Finally, in preparation for landing, you’ll come back down to earth at Van Nuys Airport. Other things to note IMPORTANT : This experience is currently only offered as a private experience. The guest has to book both spots on the experience and will be allowed to bring an additional guest to sit in the back seat. Only one guest will be in the front seat. Approximate flight time is 40 mins Expect a cancellation if there is bad weather. Only two passengers are allowed per ride to create a guest-focused experience.
The Hollywood Sign Hike & COMEDY Tour
My friends JB, Elko, Jon and I are comedians and actors who have done some work on NBC, ABC, and even Jimmy Kimmel Live! We're just 3 dudes trying to make it in LA. We're gonna tell you approx 3000 jokes (some dad-related) about Los Angeles, ourselves, our experiences in LA, maybe a Justin Bieber story? Also, no one has better dad jokes than us. Not even my own dad. (Sup Dad)! This experience is great for groups, teams, and individual solo travelers. We're about becoming best FRIENDS. At the start, I’m gonna hand you the best tasting WATER in the history of water. All that and we haven even walked yet? INCREDIBLE. From there, we'll have y'all laughing so hard at our jokes and stories that you'll forget that we are hiking up a hill to the Hollywood Sign. Did we just become best friends?? WHAT ABOUT THE PICTURES? We stop at the BEST PHOTO STOPS for your own Cover Shoot. I've designed this hike for Instagram and can GUARANTEE You'll get 10+likes/photo. You’ll receive PROFESSIONAL photos of the sign, the skyline, and scenic panoramas that may break the internet with likes. Other tours take 1-2 pictures. I'll give you 75+ (Best Friend Move). We've been doing this for 5 years and love being the LA ambassadors to the world. Let us be your friend in LA and show you how LA is done by an actual local and not a "tour company."
The LA Safari City/ Mountains/ Coast
WELCOME TO LA'S COOLEST ADVENTURE TOUR! We will begin our 3 hour guided tour of both LA's most iconic areas... (MALIBU, SANTA MONICA, VENICE) and its hidden treasures only a lifelong local would know. We will uncover natural wonders that most tourist never get a chance to see... (HIDDEN BEACHES, LUSH MOUNTAIN PEAKS, LEGENDARY CANYON ROADS, AND SECRET VIEWPOINTS) I will provide my extensive insight while uncovering these locations. We will stop wherever you feel that you'd like to take a picture, and I will act as your groups personal photographer! WE WILL SPEND THIS UNFORGETTABLE DAY SEEING AMAZING NATURAL SIGHTS, VISITING ICONIC LANDMARKS AND AREAS, AND TAKING THE ULTIMATE PICTURES OF LA TO BE REMEMBERED FOR A LIFETIME. Other things to note *** As of Summer 2022 we will be touring in a classic 1980s convertible Chevy surfer van(pictures coming soon)*** I am a very skilled driver. I will provide blankets in case you get cold. Your enjoyment and safety is my number one priority.

Your guide to Los Angeles

What do locals do in Los Angeles?

Like in any big city, where you go and what you do can really depend on who you ask. However, Los Angeles isn’t just an urban playground, it’s a city that stretches out to the beach, up the hills, and even into a canyon. One thing is certain: Don’t expect to find people hopping from West Hollywood to Manhattan Beach in one day unless it’s a special occasion — LA traffic is very real, and most people plan day trips when leaving their respective neighborhood.

Dine in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)

Over the last 20 years, the DTLA scene has changed dramatically from a place where nobody walks in LA to an area buzzing with award-winning restaurants, museums, shopping, and entertainment. Old Hollywood charm exudes from early 1900s buildings, where at the press of an elevator button, you’re zipped up to rooftop bars for happy hour; meanwhile inside the historic Grand Central Market, food tours led by locals lead you to some of the best bites in LA. For those short on time or want to skip the ride shares: Hop on the Metro to quickly get from place to place. Little Tokyo and the Arts District are some of the favorite go-to areas.

Spend a day in Silver Lake

Silver Lake is still the place to go see emerging indie acts and undiscovered musicians in dive bars and small clubs, but it is also an extremely walkable Eastside neighborhood. Rent paddle boats on the Silver Lake Reservoir, or walk it alongside families, pets, and couples. For shopping and people watching, take the stroll to Sunset Junction, a stretch of boutiques, cafes, and restaurants on Sunset Boulevard.

Shop at the Rose Bowl Flea

While this shopping destination is in Pasadena, not Los Angeles, locals love making the trek to California’s largest flea market. Typically held the second Sunday of a month, this event draws hundreds of vendors who stake out spots to sell antiques, collectibles, clothing, you name it, in front of the Rose Bowl stadium. Pro shoppers and interior designers know to go for the early bird special (when doors open at 6:30am), long before the brunch crowds emerge for the early afternoon. Always check ahead of time for the most up-to-date information on entry.


What is local beachlife like in Los Angeles?

You can take to the sands on some 15 beaches in LA County, notably Malibu, Santa Monica, Hermosa, and Manhattan Beach. One of the best ways to get from beach to beach is on bikes or rollerblades along the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, also partly known as The Strand. Each beach offers its own personality and perks, but no matter where you end up, there are plenty of beach activities for everyone from volleyball and surfing to brunch cruises and beach picnics. For those looking for something quintessentially LA: go roller skating at Venice Beach, or get in on a training session from celebrity trainers through Airbnb Experiences.


Can I hike from the Griffith Observatory to the Hollywood Sign?

Griffith Observatory is perhaps one of the most beloved hikes in LA, a place where you might even cross paths with a celebrity who is getting their steps in for the day. One of the more typical hikes starts on the 2-mile trailhead of the Greek Theatre. Expect the best views of the city, and if you go further, you can even stand above (and behind) the iconic Hollywood sign. The best way to ensure you stay on the right path is to go on guided hikes with in-the-know locals.