Monday, September 14, 2009

10 Los Angeles Adventures for Under $200

  1. Cruise up the PCH to Malibu on a rumbling Harley (motorcycle license required, $140).
  2. Head out on the ocean from Marina Del Rey and watch the dolphins and seals lounging around the Santa Monica Pier ($115).
  3. Ride the Palm Springs tram and snowshoe in the cool alpine forests of the San Jacinto wilderness (tram $24 per person, snowshoe rental about $20 at REI).
  4. Take the lifts to the top of Big Bear and mountain bike down miles of trails (lift $20 all day, bike $40 per day).
  5. Learn to surf in Santa Monica ($75 group lesson includes board and wetsuit).
  6. Go horseback riding in Griffith Park ($75 per person).
  7. Fly high above the ocean side cliffs of Torrey Pines ($150, all equipment included).
  8. Go under the sea and learn to scuba dive at Catalina Island ($67 round trip ferry to Catalina Island, $110 intro dive, all equipment included).
  9. Always wanted to be a pilot? Take control on an intro flight up the California coast ($99 per person).
  10. Climb the walls at an indoor rock climbing center ($99 intro lesson, all equipment included).