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A third generation Southern Californian, Brynna is deeply proud of her hometown Los Angeles. Frustrated by the stereotypes and general misconceptions of Tinsel Town, she set out to show visitors and locals alike the authentic L.A., and CityWander Walks was born. Her guided walking-tour company skirts the tourist traps, packing itineraries instead with lesser-known attractions and hidden gems that might take years of researching or following around people in party hats to discover. A knowledgeable guide leads each of the company’s tours, illuminating the city’s unique history and culture through anecdotes and trivia. The tours range from a behind-the-scenes look at Beverly Hills to a round up of the city’s ethnic cuisine. Stops along the way might include a farmers market, a sunset drum-circle, or a local haunt for a snack and a GPS charge.

100 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

We offer exciting, adventure filled tours of the American Southwest. Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Bryce and Zion canyons are all places we regularly visit. And if you like food, you'll really enjoy the beautiful scenery with our outdoor culinary creations.

5019 Genevieve Avenue
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Hiking Yoga has appeared in Men's Journal magazine and on CBS News in San Francisco. There are no reviews for Hiking Yoga in Austin, but Yelpers give the San Francisco branch a perfect five stars:

2800 E Observatory Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

BOLDFITNESS owner Jeff Archibald offers functional fitness regimens such as weightlifting, core training and body-weight exercises. Jeff helps clients of all ages and abilities get in shape, reach their full athletic potential, recover from injuries, or train for sporting events. With scenic workouts along the Santa Monica Mountains, Jeff may take clients walking, hiking, running, and mountain or road biking. Shorter workouts may take clients to unconventional locales such as the 4th Street Stairs in Santa Monica, an ideal setting for full-body conditioning. But Jeff doesn't eschew traditional fitness facilities entirely—he regularly works with individuals in homes, at a health club, and at an indoor rock climbing venue. But at some point between reps, he'll likely suggest a trip outdoors for cardio training.

11601 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 105
Los Angeles,
CA
US

By trading in gas pedals for bike pedals, Bikes and Hikes LA riders adopt a green method for sightseeing the shores and slopes surrounding Los Angeles on top-notch, fully suspended hybrid road bikes from specialized brands such as Trek and Fuji. Carefully researched routes—such as that of the Movie Star Homes Tour that takes guests down Rodeo Drive and the Sunset Strip, and includes a walking tour of a famous Beverly Hills mansion—lay the groundwork for what is ranked as TripAdvisor's best tour in West Hollywood. For the LA in a Day tour, sightseers pedal by celebrity homes in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air before exploring picturesque Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey. Tour guides can accommodate groups of 2–100 people, providing translators in any language and building custom experiences, such as scavenger-hunt bike rides or group levitations, upon request.

8743 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood,
CA
US

On August 16, a crowd of more than 200,000 is expected to gather in Long Beach for Beach Bash 2014, a multifaceted event built around healthy lifestyles, live entertainment, and general fun in the sun. A Guinness World Record-breaking attempt anchors the day's festivities, with more than 3,000 women set to march down Long Beach Boulevard in an attempt to create the largest bikini parade in history, as well as safely intercept any meteors made of sunscreen that might hurtle toward Earth.

Aside from the parade, many other activities dot the bash's massive layout, including special performances in dance, acrobatics, and magic and concerts by Led Zeppelin, ABBA, and Beatles tribute bands. Mixed in amongst the tunes and other attractions, educational clinics school groups in such subjects as marriage and how to quit smoking, and more than 100 food vendors dole out some of the area's best eats.

1126 queens highway
Long Beach,
CA
US