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Hike Runyon Canyon with a rescue dog
A morning hike to stunning city views, in a dog friendly park with our rescue dogs! We will enjoy a nice walk up hiking trails to the top of Runyon Canyon. Fantastic city views, and the perfect view of the Hollywood Sign! As you climb your way up the hill with your new pals in tow, you’ll be exercising and socializing the dogs, and letting locals know they’re up for adoption. You’ll also become a puppy paparazzi and take their photos in front of panoramic backdrops—you can even pose with them with the famous Hollywood sign behind you. Your pictures will then be used to generate interest in the rescue organization, attract potential adopters, and bring in donations that will help further care for and foster the dogs until they find their forever homes. This experience is great for groups and great for teams! We love to host private and corporate groups, and socializing with the dogs is great for team-building! Other things to note: We will be in direct sun, so bring sunscreen and other protective wear. There are no bathrooms in Runyon Canyon. Your friendly dog is welcome to join us! Street parking is very difficult.
⭐️Learn to Surf and Get Free Photos
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6-7 people. We will take photos of you in and out of the water in the last 10-15 minutes of the experience. These are not professional pics but a great memory for you, your friends and family. If you would like pro photos please inquire, we do offer them at an additional fee. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons Your safety is our main priority that is why myself and all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surfing Association), CPR & First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Other things to note We do teach anyone 12 years old and up
Beginner Surfing Experience /Learn to Surf in Venice
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
The LA Safari City/ Mountains/ Coast
WELCOME TO LA'S COOLEST ADVENTURE TOUR! We will begin our 3 hour guided tour of both LA's most iconic areas... (MALIBU, SANTA MONICA, VENICE) and its hidden treasures only a lifelong local would know. We will uncover natural wonders that most tourist never get a chance to see... (HIDDEN BEACHES, LUSH MOUNTAIN PEAKS, LEGENDARY CANYON ROADS, AND SECRET VIEWPOINTS) I will provide my extensive insight while uncovering these locations. We will stop wherever you feel that you'd like to take a picture, and I will act as your groups personal photographer! WE WILL SPEND THIS UNFORGETTABLE DAY SEEING AMAZING NATURAL SIGHTS, VISITING ICONIC LANDMARKS AND AREAS, AND TAKING THE ULTIMATE PICTURES OF LA TO BE REMEMBERED FOR A LIFETIME. Other things to note *** As of Summer 2022 we will be touring in a classic 1980s convertible Chevy surfer van(pictures coming soon)*** I am a very skilled driver. I will provide blankets in case you get cold. Your enjoyment and safety is my number one priority.
LA's Top Surfing Experience
Before you come: We will try and contact you to size you for a wetsuit/board to help speed up the pre-lesson portion, and also give you an update on the conditions for your lesson. 20 minutes before the lesson: We will have you sign a waiver and get into your wetsuit. First 45min- hour of lesson: We will be on land and cover all of the basics, technique, and safety. The following 30-40 minutes: we'll be in the water together. I'll help you get into waves and give you instruction in the water to help you surf your first wave(s) The remaining time: you'll show what you've learned, We'll be a little more hands-off and either join you in the water or watch from the beach. At the end of the lesson: we'll head back dry off and change out of the wetsuits. --------- A couple of other notes : - If you'd like a private lesson feel free to message me - We will treat you like a person, not a number: We keep smaller classes (7 people or less unless specially requested otherwise) for a more individualized experience. We won't 'stack' our classes back to back and leave time between classes. This means you have time to change before and after class without cutting into your lesson time, you actually get a full class. - We include free photos and mean it, no deceptive pricing tiers. Free is free. - We take care of our equipment, no tattered wetsuits, no faded/falling apart boards.

Dive into local beach life

Morning Alchemy Crystal Sound Bath
You're private Sound Bath experience will be held off the gorgeous soft sands of California near Malibu. Your meditative journey will be a dance of beautiful sounds of the high gentle frequency Alchemy Bowls and the earth-sea vibrations. The vibrations permeate the body at a deep cellular level to connect our awareness inward, realigning the mind, body, and spirit. These healing sounds helps us to release stress, anxiety, emotional blockages, and tension we may be holding onto within our energetic and physical bodies. The vibration of the crystals bring balance to the brain's hemispheres, slowing our brain waves into alpha-theta, and calming our nervous system to get a deep sense of calm connection. You will leave restored with a deep sense of peace, and most importantly tapping yourself back in with nature remembering the healing power it brings us! A wonderful experience for families with young adults 10yr+, friends, couples, beginners, solo travelers, locals and corporate teams and team building! My healing experience is available for private in-home sessions (individual/ group) if outdoors isn’t preferred for you. Please feel free to request your preferred private booking if the time is not listed.
⭐️#1 Learn to Surf in LA (Small Group)
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
Beach Picnics
Keyfpicnic offers the ultimate picnic experience. Unique picnic set ups and design welcome everyone to feel elegant, comfortable, and enjoyable. Each picnic set up is designed based on the occasion to make it memorable for the group. This experience is great for groups , great for teams, and great for team building as well as couples, friends and families. Seasonal grazing boxes that are sourced from Santa Monica farmers market are complementary with keyfpicnic experience. You will be also contributing to local businesses to grow such as farmers market, organic local shops in Los Angeles. Catering is also available. Dietary menus are available for vegan and vegetarian. We want your experience to be perfect from start to finish. This experience includes three features: food + drink + service. Just show up, have fun and then walk off with tons of keyf.
Party On The Beach
Welcome to your fully catered beach experience! Located minutes away from the Santa Monica Pier at Will Rogers Beach. Each group is provided their own fully set dining table, cushioned seating, and sun shade umbrellas. Along with freshly prepared food and beverages! Food included: Charcuterie & Cheese, Chips & Crackers, Salsas & Hummus, Fruits & Veggies Beverages: Water & Sangria Also great for Team Building events & Corporate Retreats
Super Sunset Photo Tour of Venice, Santa Monica & Malibu
Come enjoy the glorious views of Venice Beach, Santa Monica, & the Pacific Coast Highway toward Malibu in the late afternoon & sunset! These amazing communities are very different but are all iconic to California beach culture. We will explore the culture & art of Venice Beach & Boardwalk, including the Muscle Beach area. Santa Monica and its Pier are festive and historic. Going along part of the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to Malibu will give you a beach & mountain view and help you understand why so many surfers and celebrities spend their time out here. As we go along learning about the history and culture of the area, I’ll help you get incredible and memorable photos to last a lifetime. At the end you’ll be close to many unique, local places for food & drink ready to enjoy your evening. A perfect way to experience the glory of our Southern California Pacific Coast! Transportation will be provided from start to finish during the experience. Please CONTACT ME if you want to arrange a different date or time than posted or have a larger group, & I’ll make it happen! Other things to note: Wear comfortable shoes - we’ll walk at some sites. Arrive at meeting point 15 minutes early & use restroom before. Remember sun protection & sunglasses. Bring money for food, drink, & other purchases.

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Things to do near Sawtelle

The LA Safari City/ Mountains/ Coast
WELCOME TO LA'S COOLEST ADVENTURE TOUR! We will begin our 3 hour guided tour of both LA's most iconic areas... (MALIBU, SANTA MONICA, VENICE) and its hidden treasures only a lifelong local would know. We will uncover natural wonders that most tourist never get a chance to see... (HIDDEN BEACHES, LUSH MOUNTAIN PEAKS, LEGENDARY CANYON ROADS, AND SECRET VIEWPOINTS) I will provide my extensive insight while uncovering these locations. We will stop wherever you feel that you'd like to take a picture, and I will act as your groups personal photographer! WE WILL SPEND THIS UNFORGETTABLE DAY SEEING AMAZING NATURAL SIGHTS, VISITING ICONIC LANDMARKS AND AREAS, AND TAKING THE ULTIMATE PICTURES OF LA TO BE REMEMBERED FOR A LIFETIME. Other things to note *** As of Summer 2022 we will be touring in a classic 1980s convertible Chevy surfer van(pictures coming soon)*** I am a very skilled driver. I will provide blankets in case you get cold. Your enjoyment and safety is my number one priority.
#1 HOLLYWOOD SIGN TOUR - WORLD'S BEST!
We'll walk to the TOP of the HOLLYWOOD SIGN while being entertained with fun stories about the most famous sign in the world, the City of Angels, and its celebrity residents throughout history! We take once in a lifetime photos in the absolute best locations throughout Griffith Park including a stunning panorama from above with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below. Remember to check us out on Instagram or facebook @hollywoodsignwalk or @officialwalkingtours Have fun along the way while learning about the unique wildlife, sordid history, eccentric celebrities, and much more... better than a guide, let us be your new local friends in LA and help you discover the very best this city has to offer! We walk morning and sunset every day so you'll never miss out on the top-rated Airbnb experience in the world! If your preferred time or date isn't available just send us a message, we're always here to help! The Original and Best Hollywood Sign Tour - We're the #1 Rated Experience with over 5,000 Five Star Reviews!
Underground Donut Tour - Santa Monica
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn about the history of Santa Monica, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start from Randy's Donuts where we try some of the best donuts you've had in your life. Next we'll stop by Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee to sample their artisanal fresh made donuts. Followed up with Papi Tacos & Churros and finally, we'll either end at the Santa Monica pier or a nearby donut shop based on the weather and how the group feels about a longer or shorter walk. Great for groups, bachelor/ette parties, family reunions and team building exercises. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Cat Cafe Drink Coffee & Lounge With Cats
Visit CatCafe Lounge to snuggle and play with 25+ free-roaming adorable (and adoptable) cats! You'll love our large indoor cat lounge and outdoor Catio (cat patio). Plus, we have an onsite cafe so you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee, cold brew, tea, or kombucha! Did we mention, we are LA's only nonprofit Cat Cafe? Major do good feel good vibes! Once you arrive, you can purchase a beverage from our onsite cafe, then head to the Lounge for ALL the cat snuggles. You will love discovering our adoptable residents silly personalities, like Oscar, our playful snuggler, who loves a good game of catch via his favorite wand toy. Guests will experience first hand what it's like to socialize with a room full of adorable cats. Your visit has a direct impact on our life saving efforts; To date we have adopted over 550 cats! Other things to note: **Masks are required to be worn by everyone to enter. Masks may be removed briefly when seated, to sip beverage, then put back on again. **Please sign our Adult or Minor waiver before admission to help provide swift access to the cats. http://bit.ly/CCL_AdultWaiver http://bit.ly/CCL_MinorWaiver
Private Luxury Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA Tour
We'll pick you up in style at your LA-area AirBnb or hotel. Create your own itinerary or go with our "best of" A Day in LA itinerary: - SANTA MONICA: stop for some beachy vibe pics at the Santa Monica pier (~30 minutes) - VENICE BEACH: head to the beautiful, vibing Venice Beach where you’ll see muscle beach, skate parks and the birthplace of surfing! (~40 minutes) - BEVERLY HILLS: Window shop with the rich and famous at Rodeo Drive and grab a photo opportunity in front of the famous Beverly Hills sign (~40 minutes) - CELEBRITY HOMES: drive by the stunning homes of some of your favorite celebs - SUNSET STRIP: Check out the historic Whiskey, Viper Room and Roxy music clubs while cruising down the Sunset Strip - LUNCH AT FARMERS MARKET: Enjoy a delicious lunch at at a true LA icon, The Farmers Market at the Grove (~1 hour) - HOLLYWOOD: Take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and find you favorite celebrities’ stars, then visit Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre and more (~40 minutes) - HOLLYWOOD SIGN: Wow your friends with your pics under the Hollywood sign All this and much more to see along the way while being thoroughly entertained by your guide! Other things to note: If you have a larger group than is available on the calendar we may have more availability. Feel free to reach out.

Things to do near Ocean Park

Hike Runyon Canyon with a rescue dog
A morning hike to stunning city views, in a dog friendly park with our rescue dogs! We will enjoy a nice walk up hiking trails to the top of Runyon Canyon. Fantastic city views, and the perfect view of the Hollywood Sign! As you climb your way up the hill with your new pals in tow, you’ll be exercising and socializing the dogs, and letting locals know they’re up for adoption. You’ll also become a puppy paparazzi and take their photos in front of panoramic backdrops—you can even pose with them with the famous Hollywood sign behind you. Your pictures will then be used to generate interest in the rescue organization, attract potential adopters, and bring in donations that will help further care for and foster the dogs until they find their forever homes. This experience is great for groups and great for teams! We love to host private and corporate groups, and socializing with the dogs is great for team-building! Other things to note: We will be in direct sun, so bring sunscreen and other protective wear. There are no bathrooms in Runyon Canyon. Your friendly dog is welcome to join us! Street parking is very difficult.
⭐️Learn to Surf and Get Free Photos
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6-7 people. We will take photos of you in and out of the water in the last 10-15 minutes of the experience. These are not professional pics but a great memory for you, your friends and family. If you would like pro photos please inquire, we do offer them at an additional fee. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons Your safety is our main priority that is why myself and all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surfing Association), CPR & First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Other things to note We do teach anyone 12 years old and up
Beginner Surfing Experience /Learn to Surf in Venice
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
⭐️#1 Learn to Surf in LA (Small Group)
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
The Hollywood Sign Hike & COMEDY Tour
My friends JB, Elko, Jon and I are comedians and actors who have done some work on NBC, ABC, and even Jimmy Kimmel Live! We're just 3 dudes trying to make it in LA. We're gonna tell you approx 3000 jokes (some dad-related) about Los Angeles, ourselves, our experiences in LA, maybe a Justin Bieber story? Also, no one has better dad jokes than us. Not even my own dad. (Sup Dad)! This experience is great for groups, teams, and individual solo travelers. We're about becoming best FRIENDS. At the start, I’m gonna hand you the best tasting WATER in the history of water. All that and we haven even walked yet? INCREDIBLE. From there, we'll have y'all laughing so hard at our jokes and stories that you'll forget that we are hiking up a hill to the Hollywood Sign. Did we just become best friends?? WHAT ABOUT THE PICTURES? We stop at the BEST PHOTO STOPS for your own Cover Shoot. I've designed this hike for Instagram and can GUARANTEE You'll get 10+likes/photo. You’ll receive PROFESSIONAL photos of the sign, the skyline, and scenic panoramas that may break the internet with likes. Other tours take 1-2 pictures. I'll give you 75+ (Best Friend Move). We've been doing this for 5 years and love being the LA ambassadors to the world. Let us be your friend in LA and show you how LA is done by an actual local and not a "tour company."

Things to do near Sunset Park

Stand Up Comedy show in a secret room
When you walk into the bar, come straight to the back show room and I'll guide you to your seat. Grab a drink and mingle with other audience members before the show begins. Your tickets get you a VIP booth seat in the room. You'll kick back and enjoy one of the best comedy shows you've ever seen. After the show there's usually a meet-'n'-greet in the bar with some of the comedians as well. Feel free to take pictures and share your experience on social media. Other things to note This is a stand up comedy show in an indie space. Seating is limited and you might hear some adult language. The shows are uncensored.
Venice Beach walking tour w/ rescue dogs
Have an amazing evening in Venice, while helping rescue dogs! Starting in November, SUNSET WALK... with the earlier sunset, come enjoy Venice as the lovely California sun sets over the ocean! We will walk the lovely Venice Canals and then the boardwalk, watching as the sun sets over the Santa Monica Bay... afterward enjoy an evening out in Venice at any of the amazing restaurants, bars and cafes. Our rescue dogs are really ready to get out and exercise and meet people! They can't wait to meet you!!! Start off with a leisurely stroll through the canals, as we tell you about the dogs and local residences. You will cross over charming pedestrian bridges and have great opportunity for fab photos with you and the doggos! Then our pack will make our way to the famous Venice Beach sign and the boardwalk. Then we'll slow down again for a charming walk on the other side of the canals, with loads of great picture spots. We'll give the dogs treats for their good work with us, and make our way back to where we started. This experience is great for groups and great for teams! We love to host private and corporate groups, and socializing with the dogs is great for team-building! NOTE: We run one of the top Experiences on Airbnb: Hike Runyon Canyon with a rescue dog! See that Experience and our 1000+ 5-star reviews: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/82265
Beginner surf lesson - small group
We will teach you all the basic surf knowledge. Our school uses a unique technique which helps you learn how to stand up on a surfboard in less than two hours, even if you are a complete beginner. You do not have to wait weeks to successfully stand on a surfboard. We cover everything you need to know to become a surfer in two hours. The first half hour is spent on land discussing the ins and outs of surf technique where you will learn the basic rules and surf safety. The remainder of the time is spent in the water with your instructor and later you can practice by yourself. By your very first lesson, you’ll be riding waves and feeling the joy that surfing brings! We offer the best value beginner surfing lessons available because you get the most optimal student to instructor class ratio. We use a part of the beach that is safe and perfect for surfing even if you have never been on a surfboard before. Other things to note You MUST BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON with us if you: - Don't know how to swim - Are under 18 - Have any disabilities - Don't speak English - Have a private party event Message or contact us!
Beginner Silver Jewelry Making - Stacking Rings
If you don't see the date/time you'd like please request it! I’m also available to come to you or your event in order to host larger groups/parties - please message to discuss. You will produce at least one, but most likely between 2-3 sterling silver stacking rings to wear home. You'll learn about the tools and equipment and how to size, saw, solder, shape, hammer and polish sterling silver using tools such as a caliper, jewelers saw, files, hammers, a butane torch and a flex shaft among others. First, we measure your finger and the length of sterling silver wire we'll need to use. You'll then saw the wire, form and prepare it for soldering, seal the joint with a torch, shape it into a perfect fitting ring with a hammer and mandrel and file and polish until it's ready to wear. We will do this as many times as possible and in brass as well - time permitting. I will teach you how to use and care for the tools and materials as well as the various possibilities with your new skills and how you can set up your very own jewelry studio after falling in love with your new skill set. I limit this to 2 people in my home studio (unless you book a private group in which I can accommodate up to 4) so it’s likely you’ll have a private lesson! If booking for four please plan to stay an extra 30-60 minutes.
Yacht & Champagne Sailing
We set sail with a beautiful 42 feet Beneteau sailboat from our dock in Marina Del Rey and head in the direction of Malibu downwind. A serene south-western wind will carry us in that direction. You'll see Venice Beach, the Venice Pier and the fabled Santa Monica pier. You will be a part of the vibrant sailing community just off the coast, mega yachts, gorgeous vintage boats and more. Also on our journey, we may be visited by dolphins.

All activities near Santa Monica

Hike Runyon Canyon with a rescue dog
A morning hike to stunning city views, in a dog friendly park with our rescue dogs! We will enjoy a nice walk up hiking trails to the top of Runyon Canyon. Fantastic city views, and the perfect view of the Hollywood Sign! As you climb your way up the hill with your new pals in tow, you’ll be exercising and socializing the dogs, and letting locals know they’re up for adoption. You’ll also become a puppy paparazzi and take their photos in front of panoramic backdrops—you can even pose with them with the famous Hollywood sign behind you. Your pictures will then be used to generate interest in the rescue organization, attract potential adopters, and bring in donations that will help further care for and foster the dogs until they find their forever homes. This experience is great for groups and great for teams! We love to host private and corporate groups, and socializing with the dogs is great for team-building! Other things to note: We will be in direct sun, so bring sunscreen and other protective wear. There are no bathrooms in Runyon Canyon. Your friendly dog is welcome to join us! Street parking is very difficult.
⭐️Learn to Surf and Get Free Photos
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6-7 people. We will take photos of you in and out of the water in the last 10-15 minutes of the experience. These are not professional pics but a great memory for you, your friends and family. If you would like pro photos please inquire, we do offer them at an additional fee. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons Your safety is our main priority that is why myself and all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surfing Association), CPR & First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Other things to note We do teach anyone 12 years old and up
Beginner Surfing Experience /Learn to Surf in Venice
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
⭐️#1 Learn to Surf in LA (Small Group)
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
The LA Safari City/ Mountains/ Coast
WELCOME TO LA'S COOLEST ADVENTURE TOUR! We will begin our 3 hour guided tour of both LA's most iconic areas... (MALIBU, SANTA MONICA, VENICE) and its hidden treasures only a lifelong local would know. We will uncover natural wonders that most tourist never get a chance to see... (HIDDEN BEACHES, LUSH MOUNTAIN PEAKS, LEGENDARY CANYON ROADS, AND SECRET VIEWPOINTS) I will provide my extensive insight while uncovering these locations. We will stop wherever you feel that you'd like to take a picture, and I will act as your groups personal photographer! WE WILL SPEND THIS UNFORGETTABLE DAY SEEING AMAZING NATURAL SIGHTS, VISITING ICONIC LANDMARKS AND AREAS, AND TAKING THE ULTIMATE PICTURES OF LA TO BE REMEMBERED FOR A LIFETIME. Other things to note *** As of Summer 2022 we will be touring in a classic 1980s convertible Chevy surfer van(pictures coming soon)*** I am a very skilled driver. I will provide blankets in case you get cold. Your enjoyment and safety is my number one priority.