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Active Adventures in L.A.

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Sujata Day on January 22, 2012 at 4:03 am
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Year round sunshine makes Los Angeles a perfect getaway for the outdoor adventurer. Slap on some sunscreen and get active!

Bike World Famous Beaches
There’s no better way to explore Los Angeles beaches than by renting a bike and riding up and down some of the most famed coastlines in the world. Santa Monica, Venice, and Manhattan Beaches all host busy bicycle rental companies. Enjoy your bike all day long for only $14.99 from Spokes ‘N Stuff or grab a sandwich or refreshing smoothie before you hop on your ride from Perry’s Café. People watch along the popular Santa Monica bike path, stretching 8.5 miles from Sunset to Marina North.

Bikes at Venice BeachPhoto Courtesy of zpics/Flickr

Hike Gorgeous Canyons
LA’s coastline and canyons teem with magnificent natural beauty just waiting to be explored. Fryman Canyon offers an easy to medium hike, with panoramic city views. The environmental non-profit group, Tree People, hosts a popular monthly full moon hike through Coldwater Canyon Park. Temescal Canyon, off the Pacific Coast Highway, rewards you with breathtaking 360° views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown. Traverse trendy Runyon Canyon to catch a glimpse of your fave reality star in the flesh.

Hollywood Sign from HikePhoto Courtesy of Scott Catron/Flickr

Surf’s Up
Time to check surfing off your bucket list! Embrace the epitome of beach culture by enrolling at surf school. Islands Surf Camp offers group and private lessons for beginners to more advanced wave aficionados, with multiple Los Angeles locations from Marina del Rey to Malibu. Los Angeles Surfing Lessons, located in Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach, guarantee that you’ll be standing on your board by lesson’s end. Pull on your wet suit and hang ten!

Tags: bicycle, biking, Coldwater Canyon, Fryman Canyon, Hiking, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Pacific Ocean, Runyon Canyon, santa monica, surfing, temescal, Tree People, venice

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