5 Great Spring Break Activities in Los Angeles
Spring break is just around the corner and it is time to start planning all of the fun activities that will fill your vacation and make it a fun and memorable one. If you are traveling to L.A., (which is a great idea!) then here are 5 fun activities for you to enjoy. Whether you are coming with your family or a bunch of friends, you can make the most of your week off in L.A.!
With miles of coastline, Los Angeles has great beaches and taking time for a beach day while here is always an enjoyable experience. We have many beaches and options whether you are visiting as a family or here with your friends. Bring your beach umbrellas and towels and hang out by the shore or you can set up surfing lessons or go whale watching. You can also roller skate or take a bike ride down the paths that connect the various beaches. If you want to keep the sand out of your bathing suit and still enjoy the beach views, another great place to visit is the Santa Monica pier. While there, you can take a spin on the solar powered Ferris Wheel at Pacific Amusement Park or enjoy an ice cream after riding the carousel originally built in the 1920’s.
You could fill up a whole week with the various amusement parks that surround Los Angeles. From Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita to the house that the mouse built (yes, Disneyland) in Anaheim, to Universal Universal Studios here in LA and Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park – you can have fun day trips every day. If you have older children or its just you and your friends, we recommend Six Flags Magic Mountain. It has 19 roller coasters which is the world record for the most roller coasters in an amusement park. Last year, they opened Twisted Colossus which is a renovation of the old Colossus and is now the world’s longest hybrid roller coaster.
Of course, everyone enjoys a good day at Disneyland. About an hour and a half outside of the city in Anaheim, Disneyland is a great day trip. Walt Disney’s original park, Disneyland opened in 1955. From Toon Town to the tea cups to Mr. Toads wild ride, visiting Disneyland is truly a magical place for kids. You can also hop over to California Adventure where they have awesome rides and great food options. It’s no wonder it has been such a popular destination for over 60 years.
If you want to stay close to LA and love the movies then check out Universal Studios. Part movie theme park, part movie history, Universal Studios is a fun place to take the whole family. They have movie themed rides such as Jurrassic Park : The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers: The Ride and the Universal Experience where you can see all of the costumes and props from the last 100 years. If rides aren’t your thing, you can still experience some awesome 3D movies, Stunt Shows and live shows. One of Universals greatest attractions is the tram ride that shows visitors some of the most famous studio sets in the world today including Psycho, War of the Worlds, Back to the Future, The Sting, The Great Outdoors and Desperate Housewives Wisteria Lane to name a few. While on the tram tour, park guests can also experience an 8.3 magnitude earthquake, a flash flood AND a visit from Jaws.
If you want a more leisurely amusement park experience, head over to Knotts Berry Farm where there are plenty of rides for the kiddos, the lines are easy and Snoopy is there to give you a hug.
We have it all from the shops along the famous Rodeo Drive to quirky stores along Melrose, LA offers shoppers a little bit of everything. While in Los Angeles, you will find a ton of cool places to shop. On one of our many tours, you will get the chance to visit some awesome shopping areas in and around Los Angeles. And if you love TV and movies, well then look no further than Whimsic Alley and It’s A Wrap, which are two of the coolest shops for your favorite Hollywood memorabilia. The Grove is a fantastic place to shop as well. this huge outdoor mall has all of your favorite stores, but it is also an unexpected shopping experience within this little city nestled in Los Angeles. And let’s not forget a customer favorite – DASH – owned by the Kardashians.
If you love outdoor shopping, then you should also check out 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Within walking distance to the beach and Santa Monica Pier, Third Street offers a great variety of stores and wonderful restaurants. One of the perks of this fantastic outdoor arena is the variety of musicians and performers that you will find along its path. You can stop and watch a mime perform or listen to the songs from a one man band or enjoy the dancers along this cobble stone route.
If you are more of a land lover and like to exercise and explore at the same time, then check out some of the great hiking trails we have all over Los Angeles. Most of these hiking trails have a great story behind them OR are frequented by celebrities. Whether you just want a short, easy hike or one that will take you to see the amazing vistas of Los Angeles, you can find them all in this great city. If you want to get some exercise and spot a celebrity then go to Runyon Canyon. For a day full of fun, then head to one of the many trails all over Griffith Park. You can explore some caves that have been on movie sets or have a picnic lunch in a gorgeous setting. If you have young kids, you can even check out the pony rides and carousel there as well.
Tour with us!
Do you want to discover all that Los Angeles has to offer in one day? Then sit back and relax in one of our vans and take a tour of Los Angeles with us. You can see all of the sites and have an expert navigate for you so you don’t have to do anything but soak in the sites. Since everyone at L.A. Insider Tours loves to travel, we know how difficult it can be navigating a new city. Additionally, we understand that our clients want to get the most out of their dollar while here and they don’t want to waste any time seeing places and things that hold no interest to them. That is why we made our tours a fully customizable experience. We will show you all of L.A. – from Hollywood to Downtown to the Beaches and beyond and the best part is LA Insider Tours truly treats everyone like a part of the family. You can check out all of our tour offerings at www.lainsidertours.com
L.A. Insider Tours is here to help you navigate all of Ls Angeles. Call or email us today to book your spring break tour!
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