Exploring Santa Barbara is one of the highlights on any trip up the central coast. California is a golden land – and I’m not talking about the 49ers gold rush era days, either. Where else in America can you find perfect beachfront coastlines, the rugged Pacific, and miles of darn-near perfect coastal weather with over 300 days of sunshine each year?
While you may never have heard of it (it’s ok, most Angelenos haven’t either), there actually is a subway in Los Angeles, and what’s more – it boasts some really cool art. Though most pass right over it and never know it, if you choose to enter into LA’s subway system you’ll be pleasantly rewarded with a unique look at this city, and get a chance to grab a good look at the local art scene as well.
While Los Angeles might be ground-zero for fun under the California sun, there’s a lot to this big city that often gets overlooked. Sure, there are theme parks, beaches, and Hollywood to explore, but there’s an undercurrent of alternative history in the city of angles, and you needn’t look too hard to find it. If you’re the kind of sort that appreciates the road less traveled and considers it all part of the grand adventure, then read on; here are 10 Wild Ways to Explore LA.
Everybody loves live music. Even my neighbor – a grumpy old guy of 65 – keeps his little cabin rattling when the tunes are good. And when you’re in Los Angeles, there are plenty of live music venues to delight and titillate, but with so many options – where to go to catch a concert? Where, that is, if you’re only in town for a short while?
While some come to Los Angeles for family, others for Hollywood, and others still just for the beautiful weather and the beach, the truth of the matter is that there’s really quite a lot of things to do in LA. There’s no denying that California sunshine and the spectacular Los Angeles sunshine, however, and when you touch down, your first inclination might be to run to the beach. But while you’re here, you should be aware that there’s a lot more to LA than just the soft California sands. Here are some of the best outdoor adventures in LA.
If you’ve been to Los Angeles, you’re likely familiar with the scene there. A cool ocean breeze, sunshine, Hollywood, and the quirky history that is the land of those who came to LA following a dream. It’s a big place, and no one could say that there isn’t a lot to do in Los Angeles, but if the thought of LA stirs a been-there done-that thought in your head, let me humbly suggest a night out in Topanga Canyon.
Los Angeles has got hills, its got valleys, its got beaches, sunshine, and even canyons and valleys. But caves? Yep. Los Angeles has got a full variety of outdoor exploration options, so if you’re a hiker, Los Angeles will suit you well – if you know where to look. Take Griffith Park, for example.
If you’re looking into taking the US’s West Coast by storm, then consider taking the VIP route. This 7-Day Best of the West tour gets you and a maximum of 30 passengers a private charter plane, ensuring you’ll be taken care of personally.
When you step off of the plane at LAX, you know that you’ve arrived on the West Coast. With the beautiful blue Pacific just a mile or two to your back and that endless California sunshine, there’s little that matches the feeling of freedom and serenity than spending some time on the West Coast. And Los Angeles is a wonderful introduction to California. From the funky history of homesteaders and Hollywood dreamers comes the diverse bunch that make up the greater Los Angeles area. So whether you want to spend some time exploring the wild Los Angeles outdoors on a Los Angeles Horseback Riding Tour or take a grand tour of Los Angeles, you’ll be satisfied.
With miles of coastline, a mean annual temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit and a culture of stars and starlets – Los Angeles has plenty of things to keep you entertained for months on end. But sometimes travelling with the little ones presents its own challenges – it can be tough to find something that both the kids and the parents seem to love.