If Seuss blew balloons, they'd look something like the creations at Balloon Celebration. Complete with starbursts, tubes, and balloons twisting inside of balloons with bright latex blossoms, every sculptured balloon bouquet is customized to the client's liking. Mix and match 50 different species of balloon in 80 different shades of color to convey any message of your choosing.
Inspired by The Amazing Race, CityScape Adventures—held across the United States—entangle race participants in webs of 12 puzzles and challenges in citywide races to the finish line. Participants compete in teams of two, using their wits, teamwork, and underground network of mutant-turtle spies to complete the tasks given at the start of the race. The 12 challenges take the form of puzzles, riddles, and clues that guide treasure hunters to a specific location within the city, where each team must complete a special task using only their cleverness and muscles. Players can also use the Internet, and the winning team is usually the one that best leverages its resources. The first team to successfully complete all tasks and vault over the finish line will receive a prize and assembly line of high-fives.
Like the gravitational draw of the full moon, the monthly Blackout Hollywood Pub Crawl carries revelers off on a sudsy tide to eight choice bars in a single night. Crawls begin with the ceremonial doling out of personalized cups and wristbands, with more free swag awaiting over the course of the evening. Specials abound at every stop, with certain venues offering two-for-one drinks, discounted liquors, and complimentary fistfuls of beer foam.
Known for sunshine and celebrities, Los Angeles’ wealth of craft breweries are easy to overlook. LA Craft Beer Tours aims to up the region’s notoriety for its beverages with four- or five-hour county-spanning tours of the best local breweries and brewpubs. Tour-goers explore LA County, Orange County, Ventura, and San Diego in cushioned shuttles, stopping at such local beer makers as El Segundo Brewery and Bootleggers Brewery. Participants receive sample pints and beer flights and even brewery tours when available, and they can customize their trip to include favorite breweries. Organizers attempt to ensure that at least once stop coincides with the presence of a food truck for mid-journey eats.
The Hollywood sign looks a lot cooler when you’re parallel with it. Hollywood Air Tours provides aerial views of this and other famous LA landmarks that range from the Staples Center and Pacific Palisades to Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and Will Rogers State Historic Park. The expert pilots, who double as tour guides, provide a variety of tours that include flights over Malibu Beach and celebrity homes, as well as the mega tour, which covers almost every conceivable landmark, from UCLA and the Sunset Strip to Dodger Stadium, city hall, and the Playboy Mansion.
During Hollywood Dream Tours, passengers relax in open-top vans as they take in famous sights pointed out by professional tour guides. The tour’s destinations include celebrity homes, theaters, views of the Hollywood Sign, famous streets—such as Rodeo Drive—and areas including Beverly Hills.