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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.

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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
Beautiful yacht cruise with avocado toast buffet
A lazy yacht cruise in sunny So Cal style, with friends, food and tunes. Soak in the warm sun on our beanbags up top and rock out to your own music on our Bluetooth sound system. We 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)! Note, you prepare your own toasts, and cut the avocados for yourself. You may also bring your own takeout food. This is a perfect lazy day on the water, As we slowly troll along 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 sometimes even get up-close with wild sea lions or other sea life. 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 groups? They are much more fun, why share your trip with strangers! We can open up private group times on request, so message us and ask.
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.
L.A. Highlights in One Day!
If you don't see a date you want, please send us a message with the date you're interested and how many people.. This is a great experience if you're short on time and not sure how to squeeze in everything during your stay, and/or if you want to see the city with a local and decide what places you would like to go back to visit! We are Los Angeles locals and love to share our city and also happy to give you recommendations for the rest of your visit. We will drive around and visit Los Angeles highlights starting in Downtown Los Angeles and make our way to Santa Monica Beach. We will have time to explore each location and get some pictures. This experience starts in Downtown LA and finishes in Santa Monica, giving you the opportunity to make it a beach day or to explore the area on your own. There is a metro that can take you back to Downtown LA if needed. Places we'll visit: Grand Central Market Griffith Observatory Hollywood Sign Hollywood Walk of Fame Chinese Theatre Dolby Theatre The Grove The Farmers Market (lunch break!) Beverly Hills Venice Beach Santa Monica Beach We provide free transportation in our vehicle. Other things to note - We begin at the Grand Central Market in Downtown LA and end in Santa Monica. There's a metro station in Santa Monica that can take you back to Downtown LA. - End time varies depending on traffic. - No animals allowed - No luggage storage - Tips are never required, but always appreciated :)
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.

Surf Los Angeles's unforgettable waves

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.
Surfing Life
Before every lesson I look at the surf forecast and make sure it is suitable for the group. We'll meet at the parking area, grab our gear and head out to the beach. After a quick lesson on the sand we'll get into the water and ride our first waves! Rather than just pushing you into waves, taking pictures and saying "Bye". We will focus on catching a variety of types of waves and giving you tricks and tips that will serve you well for surfing on your own. You'll also learn local surf culture and etiquette so that you stay on the right side of your fellow surfers. These lessons are taught by myself or our other expert instructors. Our lessons are small groups (max 4 students per instructor), which maintains a standard of quality. Expect to develop a foundation that will serve you well on your track to becoming a self sufficient surfer. Catch a wave, and you'll be hooked! Other things to note: -Please have your phone and Airbnb app handy so the group can communicate before the event -Please plan to arrive a bit early. The group will wait no more than 15 minutes for late guests
Beginner surf lesson in small group
We are going to learn how to surf. Easy, safe and quickly by special and unique program which will help you get all the beginners basic simly and quik. We will show you all the surf stile ang you will feel your self like a reale surfer. What can be better than be at the beach and Enjoy learning how to surf. Who knows maybe you will be next Kelly Slater ( 11 times world champion) the filing ride the wave and We are going to meet up then jump in wetsuit an listen the bacik and practis on the sand then wi will jump in the water and will practice in the water. Other things to note No persons under 18 You must know English You muust know how to swim You must be in good helth condition if you have it please book private lesson with us.
Learn to Surf in Malibu
I use a few different beaches in Malibu so the beach we will be meeting on will be based on the conditions for the day you come. The beaches that I use are between the famous Malibu Pier in Southern Malibu to Zuma Beach in the Northern part of Malibu. Start to finish is 1 1/2 hours. The first 20 minutes we will consist of a beach lesson on the sand where we will go over the basics of surfing. We will go over water safety, paddling, balancing and the proper technique of surfing. Then out in the water for the rest of the time catching waves. My goal is to have you catch as many waves as possible in the time we spend together. I also almost guaranty that you will stand up and ride many waves. Other things to note I will supply surfboards, wetsuits and lesson. This Experience can be booked any time during any day. If you want to book it for a different time, please message me and let me know what time works.
Peace, love & surf
You will meet with me at my surf nest in Venice if you like I always have fresh coffee for you before surf. After we get our boards and wetsuits ready we will walk down to famous Venice pier. I can tell you a little bit about Venice history on the way there then we will have an hours and half surf session. First I’ll give some general and safety info about surfing and then we will practice lil bit on the beach. After you will have an hour to practice and catch some waves during the practice I can take some pics of you with my gopro too.

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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 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
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!
#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!
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!

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Things to do near Hollywood

231 locals recommend

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."
Laugh City-LA's Comedy & Wine Night
Laugh City is a live stand up comedy show that highlights a diverse lineup of funny comedians and affordable drinks. Underground and intimate, Laugh City always brings the most talented comedians that LA has to offer. Grab a glass at the bar or buy a bottle at the shop and open it up during the show. If you're hungry, order a pizza, salad or gourmet charcuterie board and ask our bartender about wine pairings. We also have a late night happy hour menu featuring $6 wines by the glass and $4 beers.
Must Have L.A. Pictures!
If you don't see a date you want, please send us a message with how many people you'd like to book for and the dates you're available. Don't lose vacation time trying to find the angel wings mural, or figure out how to get a great picture close to the Hollywood sign. We will drive to some of the best photo-op spots in LA and help you take your pictures. As locals, we're happy to share interesting facts about the locations and neighborhoods we visit, and are happy to help with recommendations of things to do in LA. More details below- Where we'll be: -Get close to the HOLLYWOOD SIGN without spending hours hiking. -Angel Wings -Beverly Hills Sign and Lily Pond -LACMA (Urban Light) -Street lined with Palm trees -Pink Wall (if time permits) ..and possibly other local spots! *Locations vary depending on day. -We provide free transportation in our vehicle. -We take your picture using your own device (cell phone or camera). -The experience begins and ends in Hollywood, and will last about 3.5 hours, but may vary depending on traffic. Other things to note -Make sure your camera/phone is charged with enough storage. -You'll have time at each location to take pictures. -There will be some walking, so bring comfortable shoes. -No animals allowed -No luggage storage. Send a message if you have luggage. -Tips are never required, but always appreciated :)
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 - 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!

Things to do near Sunset Strip

138 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
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 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.
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!
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.

Things to do near Chinatown

156 locals recommend

L.A. Highlights in One Day!
If you don't see a date you want, please send us a message with the date you're interested and how many people.. This is a great experience if you're short on time and not sure how to squeeze in everything during your stay, and/or if you want to see the city with a local and decide what places you would like to go back to visit! We are Los Angeles locals and love to share our city and also happy to give you recommendations for the rest of your visit. We will drive around and visit Los Angeles highlights starting in Downtown Los Angeles and make our way to Santa Monica Beach. We will have time to explore each location and get some pictures. This experience starts in Downtown LA and finishes in Santa Monica, giving you the opportunity to make it a beach day or to explore the area on your own. There is a metro that can take you back to Downtown LA if needed. Places we'll visit: Grand Central Market Griffith Observatory Hollywood Sign Hollywood Walk of Fame Chinese Theatre Dolby Theatre The Grove The Farmers Market (lunch break!) Beverly Hills Venice Beach Santa Monica Beach We provide free transportation in our vehicle. Other things to note - We begin at the Grand Central Market in Downtown LA and end in Santa Monica. There's a metro station in Santa Monica that can take you back to Downtown LA. - End time varies depending on traffic. - No animals allowed - No luggage storage - Tips are never required, but always appreciated :)
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.
LA Taco Tasting & Film Locations Tour
Join us on an afternoon tour of Downtown LA - tasting flavorful tacos, visiting fabulous filming locations, and learning about Hollywood’s rich history. Starting in the birthplace of Los Angeles, at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, you’ll hear about California’s Mexican origins dating back to the 1700s as your local guide leads you through the downtown district. Naturally, you cannot talk about Mexican influence and not experience arguably one of the country’s most famous culinary exports: the taco. You’ll get to try several different tacos as you make your way with your guide, as well as a couple of other delectable dishes. In addition to Los Angeles’ deep history, you’ll also explore the beginnings of modern-day Hollywood. Your guide will fill you in on the locations and buildings you’ll pass by that have been part of movies, TV shows, and music videos for decades - you’re sure to recognize some of them! When your tour comes to a close, you’ll have a new appreciation for the origins of the City of Angels and the idea of Hollywood, and, of course, be full of tasty tacos and other treats! This is experience is great for groups & teams.
See the Highlights of Downtown LA
We will start at LA Union Station, where many rail lines converge & decently priced parking can be found. Next, we'll head on over to El Pueblo de Los Angeles, where LA was founded. Following that, we'll make our way to the world famous Walt Disney Concert Hall, then explore the Historic Core of downtown LA, where we will visit some truly amazing & unique places, such as the Last Bookstore, Bradbury Building, and have lunch (optional) at the historic Grand Central Market. Our last stop will be a certain place with one of the best views of the LA area. If we're lucky, we may even see a film shoot! Please note that we will be doing a lot of walking outdoors on both flat and hilly surfaces.
Kokedama Plant Making Workshop
In this experience, we will dive into the Japanese art of kokedamas. We will first talk about the fascinating history of this old art form, as well as how it is related to Japanese customs and the philosophy of wabi sabi. Then, I will show you how to make your first kokedama. Making kokedamas involves turning peat moss into a soil ball and then wrapping it in sheet moss to create a self sustaining pot to hold your plant. Each person will have their own station to create TWO kokedamas, that will eventually be taken home. This is perfect for those who are looking for a romantic and unique date or an enjoyable time spent with a family member learning a new trade. We have hosted many birthday and bachelorette parties, if you are looking for a special way to celebrate in nature. We are also perfect for group team building if you'd like to do a private corporate/business class. Come prepared to get your hands dirty!

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.