Los Angeles
Outdoor Activities

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Los Angeles Outdoor Activities

  • Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

    1. Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

    On these year-round cruises off Newport Beach, many whale varieties are regularly seen including the giant blue whale (summer and fall), finback whale, grey whale (winter and spring), minke whale, and humpback whale. Several types of dolphin, seals, and all sorts of other marine life are typically spotted on the excursions as well. The cruises depart from Newport Harbor, located in the heart of Orange County, which is just a short drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego. Each cruise is a unique experience as you may never know what you might encounter. A recent cruise encountered a pod of more than 30 killer whales, including adults and their young, making for a whale watching adventure of a lifetime. The cruises enjoy a 96 percent success rate viewing whales and/or dolphin.

    everythings was ok. Host was kind and very knowleadgable.May be drinks are litle bit too expensive. Beside everything was fine.

  • San Diego: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 55+ Attractions

    2. San Diego: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 55+ Attractions

    Activities, attractions, and tours included on the Go San Diego All-Inclusive pass: THEME PARKS & ZOOS• San Diego Zoo • SeaWorld San Diego• San Diego Zoo Safari Park• Belmont Park• Knott's Berry Farm• LEGOLAND California OUTDOORS• San Diego Speedboat Adventures• La Jolla: 90-min Tandem Kayak Rental• La Jolla: Full-Day Snorkel Adventure• La Jolla: All-Day Bike Rental• La Jolla: Surfboard Rental• La Jolla: Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rental• San Diego Harbor: 2-hr SUP• San Diego Harbor: 2-hr Kayak Rental• San Diego Harbor: 1-hr Pedal Boat Rental• Coronado: 90-min Tandem Kayak Rental• Coronado: SUP Board Rental• Coronado: Full-Day Bike Rental• San Diego Pier Fishing TOURS & CRUISES• 1-hr San Diego Harbor cruise by Hornblower Cruises• Whale Watching by Hornblower Cruises• Whale Watch & Dolphin Tour - Beautiful Newport Beach• San Diego Hiking Tour• San Diego Beach Tour• San Diego City Tour• Ca...

    this card allows entry into so many attractions and the trolley bus. well worth the money, we had zoo, safari, sea world, Midway and unlimited use of trolley buses. not enough time to do everything in 3 days

  • Marina Del Rey: Kayak and Paddleboard Tour with Sea Lions

    3. Marina Del Rey: Kayak and Paddleboard Tour with Sea Lions

    Start your tour at Mother's Beach. Your guide will provide information about the local environment and marine life, kayaking/paddle-boarding techniques, and safety while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of Los Angeles boaters realm. Then board your kayaks and paddle towards the main channel of the Marina. On the way, observe the beautiful and extraordinary boats. Begin your search for sea lions, birds, dolphins, and other marine life.

    First time paddleboarder. Although there was not a lot of instruction, it was a fun time and our guide, Walter, was so kind and patient. Saw loads of sea lions and had a great time!

  • Los Angeles: Hollywood Sign Comedy and Pictures Tour

    4. Los Angeles: Hollywood Sign Comedy and Pictures Tour

    Join your local guide for a walk right to the top of the Hollywood Sign. Be guided up the best path to get to the sign as your host entertains you with fun historical facts and stories relating to one of the most recognizable signs in the world. In addition to the storytelling, your guide has curated this hike to provide you with best pictures for your Instagram, creating memories to last a lifetime. Your guide is on hand to help you get the best photos of the sign, the city skyline, and other scenic panoramas that are bound to make your social media light up with likes.   Take once-in-a-lifetime photos in the best locations throughout Griffith Park, including a stunning panorama from above which comes complete with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below.

    John was an excellent guide for the group and made time for ondividuals. Highly reccommend a guide onstead of going it alone.

  • Los Angeles: The Offical Hollywood Sign Hike

    5. Los Angeles: The Offical Hollywood Sign Hike

    See the front and back of the Hollywood Sign on this unique experience as well as 360° views of Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley to Catalina Island. With ample opportunities for fantastic photos, you'll also get to learn about insider Hollywood History from your local guide. Take in views of the Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, and Dreamworks film studios. Plus, catch a glimpse of the Forest Lawn Mausoleum, the final resting place for many celebrities. Your guide will regale you with Hollywood history while ensuring a safe and exciting climb. Once you've hiked to the Hollywood Sign, you’ll arrive at a scenic outlook with some of the best views of the sign in all of Los Angeles. Once you’ve taken some great photos with the Hollywood Sign and taken in the stunning views of LA, hike down to the front of the sign for even more incredible photos opportunities. This experience will ta...

    It was great! Our tour guide Harrison is the BEST! Ask to book with Harrison, he took his time, provided extra water and takes great pics!

  • Santa Monica and Venice 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    6. Santa Monica and Venice 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    Try something new on your trip to Los Angeles and ride an electric bicycle around the neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Venice. Hop on a colorful Pedego electric bicycle for a relaxing ride in the sunshine, where you can enjoy the mild warm temperatures of Los Angeles. This 3-hour active and fun bicycle ride lets you choose whether to pedal or not, and takes you to places in the city often unreachable by car or bus. From the cushy seat of your cool comfortable Pedego beach cruiser you will ride along Santa Monica’s award-winning beach to the Marion Davies Guesthouse, Under the Santa Monica Pier, and through Venice to the Venice Canals. You will be accompanied by a storytelling guide with interesting facts about the local art, architecture, and history of the area while you soak in the sun, surf, sand, and ocean breezes. The bicycle allows you to choose your own comfort level between pe...

    Incredible bike ride and extremely knowledgeable guide. Definitely check this out if you’re in the city

  • LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

    7. LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

    Discover what makes Santa Monica and Venice Beach such alluring beach destinations by going on a bike ride led by a tour guide. Begin your tour in Santa Monica and start pedaling your way along the iconic Santa Monica beach bike path. Get the chance to see Santa Monica Pier and Palisades Park. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Californian coast. Make your way towards Venice Beach, most recognized as the birthplace of skateboarding. See the famous Venice Canals, the boardwalk, and Muscle Beach. Take in the architecture, sculptures, and West Coast graffiti walls that have become a source of expression for world-renowned street artists. Visit hidden treasures often missed and overlooked as your tour guide provides insightful information about the culture, communities, and history of the area.

  • Venice Beach: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

    8. Venice Beach: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

    Meet your guide at Venice Beach, one of the most famous and lively beaches in California. Take part in a 2-hour group surfing lesson which is ideal for everyone from beginners (even first timers!) to upper intermediate levels.  Start the lesson by getting geared up with the wetsuits and surfboards. Head down to the sand with your group of 5-6 fellow students. Spend the first 30-40 minutes training on the beach and learning all the important aspects of surfing. Your professional certified instructors will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end the land lesson with the most important part - safety. After that, enjoy 40 minutes with an instructor(s) in the ocean getting coaching and helpful pushes. The remaining time will be yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. After the class, an instructor will lead you to an outdoor public shower w...

    This was my first time surfing and I can’t imagine it being a better experience. The on land instructions we very detailed and clear and helped me a lot in the water. The instructor was with us the whole time giving advices and assistance whenever needed. Even it’s a group class, I felt like each of us had plenty of personal attention. The water didn’t feel cold thanks to the wetsuit. This was a fantastic memorable experience and I would never forget my first wave!

  • Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

    9. Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

    Hiking to the Hollywood Sign is the ultimate LA tour bucket list item, and this Hollywood sign hike is an unbeatable combo of exercise and sightseeing.  You’ll walk to a vista that overlooks the Hollywood sign to get the ultimate Instagram-worthy photo with one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. Afterwards, you’ll skip the line and be taken inside Griffith Observatory for a free immersive museum experience, where you’ll get to hold a real meteorite, and weigh yourself on all the planets in the solar system.  What would a Los Angeles tour be without movie madness? Along the way, you’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. You’ll climb Mount Hollywood, the highest point in the Hollywood Hills, and experience amazing 360 degree panoramic views of the entire City of Stars, giving...

    George was the best tour guide! He helped us really become familiar with all of LA. He remembered everyone’s name and gave each group specific touristic details to help better their trip.

  • Los Angeles: 30-Minute Tandem Paragliding Experience

    10. Los Angeles: 30-Minute Tandem Paragliding Experience

    Fly on a large paraglide with an instructor and enjoy the comfortable first-class seat above the beach, ocean, and foothills. Admire the breathtaking views and keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, rays, sharks, deer, mountain lions, hawks, vultures, and other fascinating wildlife. Ride thermals with hawks and vultures, and spiral down over the Pacific Ocean – you will love it! You will take off from the beach or the 3,000-foot mountain top. This involves running a few steps, usually under 20. Your landing is easy after stretching your legs and leaning forward as you land on the soft sandy beach. The tandem paragliding flight is very gentle but for the more adventurous of you, it can be made more extreme if you want it to be.

    It was a very exciting journey in the sky. I give credit to Claude who is a well experienced paraglider. I have paragliding in my bucket list and I just did it on my birthday, Yey! Claude gives points for safety measures from start to finish. I also thank his friends, great respect to all of you guys! Paragliding is one way to distress! Get your reservations now! Violeta of California

Other Sightseeing Options in Los Angeles

Want to discover all there is to do in Los Angeles? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Los Angeles

One of the best memories from my LA trip! I booked this tour as a single participant and we had a small group of four people total. Stephen was our guide and he was absolutely amazing! He is very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife and even told us some cool stories about the local boats. I was able to get the equipment (a single kayak) that I initially requested. The paddle on the way out was easy as we were going with the current, on the way back it was a little bit harder but I expected some kind of a workout and Stephen also informed us about that, so it felt perfect overall. We spotted multiple sea lions enjoying themselves on the docks and were able to take a few cool pics with our phones. We also saw a few huge beautiful yachts in the main channel. I can recommend this experience to everyone who loves animals as this is a prefect way to see them in their natural habitat. Very peaceful and worth to do experience.

First time paddleboarder. Although there was not a lot of instruction, it was a fun time and our guide, Walter, was so kind and patient. Saw loads of sea lions and had a great time!

We had an absolutely great time. Saw a lot of sea lions. Our guide Walker was great.

If you’re on the fence, just do it! Amazing experience and will do it again!

Fun-great guide Walker, saw many sea lions—beautiful weather!