Categories: City Life

Adventurous Things To Do in Los Angeles

You will never be bored in Los Angeles. The list of fun, adventurous things to do is never ending.

1. Go surfing

The top 10 best surf spots are:

  1. Ocean Park
  2. Sunset Point Beach
  3. Venice Beach
  4. Topanga Beach
  5. El Porto Beach
  6. Zuma Beach
  7. Surfrider Beach
  8. Leo Carrillo Beach
  9. County Line Beach
  10. Redondo Beach

2. Helicopter ride

You can take as short as a 10 minute helicopter ride to as long as 90 minutes (depending how much you want to spend). Helicopter rides are slower and lower than airplane rides.

3. Go to an exotic racing event

You can take a luxury car through a 1.2 mile race track. You have an option to take out a Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini.

4. Take an 80 minute hot air balloon ride

You can scene the beautiful Los Angeles scenery like orchards. There are other options to take 40 minute trips if you don’t want that long of that ride.

5. Go horseback riding

There is an equestrian center with over 100,000 horses. The best times are during spring and fall because summer can be way too hot. You can take a 15 to 50 minute ride.

6. Go indoor/outdoor skydiving

Some of the most reputable skydiving centers are Skydive Coastal California, IFLY Indoor Skydiving Hollywood, etc. This is a great thing to check off your bucket list and who would not want to do it in LA.

7. Go whale watching or dolphin watching

If you aren’t from the West Coast, you should definitely add this to your list. You are able to potentially see Blue, Humpback, and Grey Whales. 

8. Paraglide on the coast

If you are too scared to skydive, this is a good option because you won’t fall from the sky but you will still get the feeling of flying. A typical trip is about 20 minutes.

9. Hit up some of the most famous clubs

Some of the most famous clubs:

  • 1 OAK
  • Station 1640
  • Warwick
  • Academy LA
  • Avalon Hollywood
  • Drai’s
  • Voyeur
  • Boulevard 3
  • The Peppermint Club

10. Go to your favorite artist’s concert

11.  Attend a sporting event

You can see the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, LA Football Club, USC Football team, UCLA Football, LA Lakers, LA Kings, etc. play during your visit.

12. Get wet at Raging Waters Water Park

This is such a great place to go during summer and it’s great for all ages. It is the biggest water park in California. The rides are not all just slow rides. There is one ride that will drop you 26 feet per second. Did that give you the chills?

13. Go to Universal Studios

If you love Harry Potter, go here to experience the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter.’ You can walk down the corridors of Hogwarts and walk into Dumbledore’s office. It was rated the best ride in 2017.

14. Hit up some of the most famous museums

Some of the most famous LA museums:

  • LA County Museum of Art
  • The Getty
  • The Broad
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Petersen Automotive Museum
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

15. Go down the slide at OUE Skyspace Los Angeles

Have you ever seen the slide that is just made a glass and you ride down the slide with a mat? This is where it was at. It is a 45 foot slide (which is fully enclosed) that is 1000 feet above downtown LA. At the top, you can look at 360 degree view of LA.

16. Take a Celebrity Homes Tour

If you are interested in seeing some famous people’s houses, you have to book a tour. You will also experience the rich neighborhoods and how crazy their houses are. Some houses that will be featured are Beyonce and Jay-Z and Ellen DeGeneres.

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17. Stare at the Los Angeles views and stargaze from the Observatory

18. Take a hop on hop off bus

This is an easy way to get around LA. You can get a 1 day, 2 day or 3 day pass. There are 50 stops and you will be able to stop in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, downtown, and Hollywood.

19. Go to puppy yoga

Need I say more? 

20. Experience the Aquarium of the Pacific

21. Laugh your booty off at a comedy club

If you are looking for a laugh, hit up a comedy club and get some drinks. Comedians like Chris Rock will perform at The Comedy Store.

22. Do escape rooms with your friends

23. Go kayaking and jet skiing in Marina Del Rey

24. Head to Venice Beach

If you like skating, hit up the Venice skate park. Who wouldn’t want to skate right on the beach? And if you get hungry, just walk 20 steps to get food or dessert. Or if you just like looking at men working out, go to Muscle Beach to see bodybuilders do their thing.

25. Get featured on Jimmy Kimmel’s show

26. Go do goat yoga

You probably won’t do much relaxing while the goats are jumping on you.

27. Drive through Beverly Hills and look at some of the most expensive houses in Los Angeles

28. Take a sensual walk at the Venice Canals

29. Get a little exercise while riding a swan boat at Echo Park

This is a cute date idea. Take a two seater or four seater and pedal around the lake. You can go as early as sunrise or late enough to see the stars.

30. Watch a movie at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

31. Experience the Six Flags Magic Mountain craziness

32. Go to the Santa Monica Pier

This pier has appeared in countless movies. The West Coaster is the famous ride at the pier. It starts at 50 feet and drops twice at 35 miles per hour. This is probably the best view while on a roller coaster.

33. Walk down the Walk of Fame in Hollywood


What idea seems the most fun to you? Do you have any other suggestions? Please comment them below.

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