Best Things to Do in Los Angeles

Best Things to Do in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a large metropolitan city in Southern California, but despite its urban atmosphere, outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers can find a variety of activities to enjoy around city parks, the Santa Monica Mountains and in state forests that spill over into the city. Fishing enthusiasts, hikers and horseback riders can all find a wealth of things to do and experience in Los Angeles.

Explore Franklin Canyon Park

Franklin Canyon Park is located near the downtown Los Angeles and is surrounded by a three-acre lake, a duck pond, grasslands and the San Fernando Valley. The park is an idyllic location for birdwatching, hiking and picnicking around the lake, making it an attractive destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The park is home to several trails including the Berman Trail, the Discovery Trail and the Hastain Trail.

Franklin Canyon Park
2600 Franklin Canyon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 858-7272
lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=14

Go Hiking in Griffith Park

LATrails.com lists Griffith Park among the several hiking trails located throughout Los Angeles. Griffith Park boasts dirt trails, a dirt road and a paved trail suitable for beginning hikers and joggers. The park is home to the Hogback Trail, the Aberdeen Canyon Trail, the Cahuenga Peak Trail and the Hollywood Reservoir Path, among others.

Take a Fishing Trip with Bob Ayers

Bob Ayers is a licensed guide in Los Angeles who takes visitors on flyfishing, fishing and boating trips. You can head out for a day of fishing in Big Santa Anita Creek, the San Gabriel River, Piru Creek, Sespe Creek or Bouquet Canyon Creek, among others, in Los Angeles. You will need to contact Bob via email to set up a time and place to meet for your fishing excursion, and rates vary depending on the length of the trip and the season.

FishingLA
Contact: email bob@fishingla.com
fishingla.com

Go Kiteboarding with Captain Kirk's

Captain Kirk's Adventures offers windsurfing and kiteboarding lessons and rentals throughout Los Angeles. Lessons take place in Belmont Shore in Long Beach and include all equipment. As of 2009, a single lesson was $225 for a three-hour lesson, or $199 each with a friend.

Captain Kirk's Adventures
525 N. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 833-3397
caladventures.com/CaptainKirksWindsurfing.htm

Take a Horseback Riding Trip at the Sunset Ranch in Hollywood

The Sunset Ranch in Hollywood offers day and evening rides directly under the famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. You can take horseback riding lessons if you're a beginner or spend the entire afternoon on a guided tour of the hills and valleys around Hollywood. As of 2009, a one-hour day ride is $25 per person, and a two-hour day ride is $40 per person.

Sunset Ranch Hollywood
3400 N. Beachwood Drive
Hollywood, CA 90068
(323) 469-5450
sunsetranchhollywood.com

Article Written By Sabah Karimi

Sabah Karimi is a professional Web and print copywriter. She specializes in several niches including travel, fashion, beauty, health, fitness, lifestyle and small business. Karimi has an educational background in business administration and marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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