The equine experts at Los Angeles Horseback Riding whisk riders of all levels away on trots along scenic pathways that wend through the Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail. Each outing is capped at seven people to ensure tranquil traveling, and tour-takers hit the trails atop a fine steed outfitted in its best western tacking and slimming hoof stilettos. A one-hour ride affords pony-piloting pairs the chance to fan the flames of the centaur-like bond between human and horse as esurient eyes chow down on resplendent views including valley, mountain, and ocean sightings. Post-lope, tuck in to a decadent brunch at the Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch nestled amongst 1,000 sylvan acres of parkland, nibbling on organic eats and waxing poetic about the betwixt-and-between philosophical status of the hybrid meal.
GolfTEC's thirteen locations in the Los Angeles area, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s certified teaching professionals point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.
Canoga Park Bowl boasts slick lanes and myriad memory-making opportunities within its lively confines, catering to entertainment enthusiasts 24 hours each day. Lace up a pair of snazzy kicks before selecting your multihued ball, then send a three-holed punch hurtling towards pin-shaped targets. Ideal for groups of pals and solitary strike specialists alike, various open-bowling times are strewn throughout the week. Head out after work with colleagues or pop in early for a pre-breakfast feast of strikes, spares, and soul-satisfying turkeys.
Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10.98 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4.79 value).
The Skirball Cultural Center is a renowned museum, vibrant performing arts center, and prestigious educational institution that is dedicated to sustaining Jewish heritage while welcoming visitors of all ethnic and cultural identities. Members get unlimited year-round access to museum exhibits, including Noah's Ark. The popular interactive gallery inside a massive wooden ark is filled with animal puppets (made from recycled materials) and hours worth of creative, challenging activities for kids of every shoe size, all aimed at teaching the value of community and sustainability without having to live among Himalayan monks for seven years. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and members should call ahead to schedule a timed entry or book online.
Horse Healing Adventures's instructor, certified by the American Horse Association for more than 20 years, imparts the basics of equestrianism to riders of all ages and skill levels. Five miles of scenic paths unfurl before riders during one-hour trail rides. Beginners' lessons, meanwhile, focus on horseback fundamentals, including grooming, saddling, and catching the horse. Rather than having students and steeds get comfortable with each other by trading diaries, the instructor pairs novice riders with training horses, each of which has been thoroughly schooled to be at ease with new students.