Activities in Los Angeles

General Admission for Two or Four Adults, or Dual or Family Membership at USS "IOWA" (Up to 39% Off)

USS IOWA

Central San Pedro

“Battleship of Presidents” provides a memorable experience for families and visitors as they venture through over years of history

$36 $25

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50-Minute Group Horseback Trail Ride for Two or Four at Westside Riding School (Up to 50% Off).

Westside Riding School

Will Rogers State Historic Park

2-mile trail rides through Will Rogers State Historic Park showcase views of the Los Angeles Basin, Pacific Ocean, and Santa Catalina Island

$150 $75

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Granada Hills Martial Arts & Fitness (65% Off)

Granada Hills Martial Arts & Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Yoga, Pilates and Ballet Burn classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning

$100 $35

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"The Vagina Monologues" at Cupcake Theater on December 4–January 10 (Up to 53% Off)

"The Vagina Monologues"

Cupcake Theater

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Women weave stories about their bodies and frankly discuss gender-based violence in an OBIE-winning work by Eve Ensler

$38 $18

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Dance In Motion (75% Off)

Dance In Motion G-way Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Two weeks of classes; classes include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and breakdancing; ages 2 1/2 to adult

$120 $30

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 83% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

$160 $49

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Two One-Hour Jump Passes at Sky Zone (Up to 50% Off). Two Locations Available.

Sky Zone

Multiple Locations

Bounce around the indoor trampoline playground for two hours of energy-expending fun; choose from locations in Covina and Los Angeles

$34 $17

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LA Celebrity Homes Tour for Two, Four, or Six From LA Hollywood Tours (Up to 75% Off)

LA Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

Seated in an open-air van, tour-goers cruise by numerous celebrity mansions in picturesque Los Angeles

$98 $29

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Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Los Angeles

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

$10 $5

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120-Minute Painting Class from Art of Bella (44% Off)

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $25

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One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Piano Studies LA (Up to 55% Off)

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

Each lesson covers both technical and musical aspects of piano-playing, focusing on the student's choice of classical or popular songs

$40 $20

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Ballroom Dance Lesson for Two or Two Wedding Dance Lessons for Two at Amy Lawrence Ballroom Dance (Up to 74% Off)

Amy Lawrence Ballroom Dance

Los Angeles

Dancing pairs learn the moves for the foxtrot, waltz, tango, and other dances; couples prepare for their first dance as newlyweds

$95 $25

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Seven-Day Musical Instrument Course at STAR Enrichment Center (50% Off)

Star Education

Los Angeles

From the merchant: The Listen: A Brief Exploration into Modern Art Music & Close Listening, Tues 6-7:30pm, Oct 28th-Dec 23rd, Adults 16+

$240 $120

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Two-Hour Hollywood Tour in Open-Air Van for One, Two, or Four at Hollywood Dream Tours (Up to $ Off)

Hollywood Dream Tours

Hollywood

Open-top busses cart passengers past Hollywood streets, theaters, and celebrity homes during two-hour tour

$49.99 $25

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Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

$60 $30

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Private Tap-Dancing Lessons for One, Two or Four with Mark at Upstairs Tap Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Mark at Upstairs Tap Studio

Venice

Instructor Mark Marchillo guides students through the principles of percussive footwork, accommodating beginning to advanced dancers

$75 $28

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Three Dance Classes from SNOOKNUK Arts Cafe (65% Off)

Snooknuk Arts Cafe

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Specialized classes for kids from Musical Theater to Ballet Creation. Professional instructors in a Fun Creative space.

$60 $21

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One or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Fitness Center (Up to 84% Off)

Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Fitness Center

Los Angeles

Lessons for children and adults teach self-defense skills through Korean martial-arts techniques

$200 $39

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Two-, Four-, or Six-Class Punch Cards at Latin Dance (Up to 91% Off)

Latin Dance

Los Angeles

Learn salsa, cumdia, bachata, and merengue dances from Latin-dance instructor with more than 16 years of experience

$90 $29

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Over the course of the summer, Street Food Cinema rolls out more than forty events that showcase the greatest hits of the silver screen and the LA food-truck scene. When the gates open, guests spread blankets on the grass and pop open coolers. Live bands play until dusk, when crowd-pleasing movies such as Fight Club and The Sandlot across the big screen. Meanwhile, a rotating food-truck schedule assembles a diverse curbside lineup, which might include asian-inspired tacos from Komodo or the gooey delights of The Grilled Cheese Truck. Their events also feature movie-themed games projected on the big screen for audience participation. During showcases, artisan vendors are on hand selling fresh baguettes, fine meats, and sweets for purchase.

Street Food Cinema's eclectic assemblage of food, music, and films has picked up attention beyond the park's bounds, snagging mentions on NBC4 and in the Huffington Post's Broke Girls Guide. Other videos of the events in action can be seen here. It's also become known for its philanthropic work: each year the organization supports one designated local charity.

700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Over the course of the summer, Street Food Cinema rolls out more than forty events that showcase the greatest hits of the silver screen and the LA food-truck scene. When the gates open, guests spread blankets on the grass and pop open coolers. Live bands play until dusk, when crowd-pleasing movies such as Fight Club and The Sandlot across the big screen. Meanwhile, a rotating food-truck schedule assembles a diverse curbside lineup, which might include asian-inspired tacos from Komodo or the gooey delights of The Grilled Cheese Truck. Their events also feature movie-themed games projected on the big screen for audience participation. During showcases, artisan vendors are on hand selling fresh baguettes, fine meats, and sweets for purchase.

Street Food Cinema's eclectic assemblage of food, music, and films has picked up attention beyond the park's bounds, snagging mentions on NBC4 and in the Huffington Post's Broke Girls Guide. Other videos of the events in action can be seen here. It's also become known for its philanthropic work: each year the organization supports one designated local charity.

7000 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

A giant forest stretches across most of California?but its impossible to hike there. Submerged just off of the state's rocky coast, large kelp forests make a home to diverse animal and plant life. Moray eels, leopard sharks, and giant sea bass all swim beneath the water, while sea otters splash at the surface. That's just one of the habitats on display inside the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

The 21,000-square-foot aquarium showcases Southern California's rich marine life, making it the largest aquarium of its kind in the world. The Susanne Lawrenz-Miller Exhibit Hall charts a journey through different regions, from the open ocean, to the mudflats, to the sandy shores. Other areas present a more immersive experience. The tide pool lets visitors touch a starfish, while the exploration center lets them crawl into a tunnel, where they find themselves surrounded by octopuses, sting rays, and other creatures that have signed contracts to make public appearances.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium wants to keep all of these creatures around for the long term. Case and point: the aquarium houses a research library and an aquatic nursery, where the team raises young sea animals and trains young scientists.

3720 Stephen M White Dr.
San Pedro,
CA
US

The El Capitan Theatre dates back to Hollywood's earliest years, when the hilltop sign was still written in cursive. Debuting in 1926 as “Hollywood's First Home of Spoken Drama,” the 1,000-seat theater lavishes audiences' senses in architectural majesty with intricately carved columns flanking a vividly colorful, East Indian–inspired curtain. The cherry on this stately proscenium's cake is an antique “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ, built in the 1920s and equipped with four keyboards and 37 ranks of pipes. But even as the grandeur pays tribute to the Golden Years, the theater has remained abreast of the latest technology, boasting digital-3D capabilities, a state-of-the-art Dolby sound system, and a fully animatronic box-office staff. The auditorium's renovation to its original splendor was made possible through its 1989 purchase by the Walt Disney Company. With the help of modern architects, designers, and conservators, along with the National Park Service, the theater found a new lease on its already star-studded life. Today, the ornate stage and screen enjoy exclusive access to Disney's newest films, and regularly host live shows featuring such Disney stars as Cinderella and Tinker Bell.

6838 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Leigh Ann grew up as an actor who was also an athlete: when she was offstage, the SoCal native dove off springboards, jumped hurdles, and fought on the kickboxing mat. Her knack for blending art with athleticism led her to found BeSpun at the age of 25. Leigh Ann competes and receives top honors at national and regional pole-dance competitions, and she has produced and starred in a series of instructional DVDs.

At BeSpun, Leigh Ann and her fellow instructors—also pole-dance champions—teach an extensive array of classes that include single-session and multiweek workshops. Classes’ subject matter ranges from beginners' lessons to master workshops led by special guests. There’s also open-studio time, as well as classes that focus on specialties such as spinning, stretching, and whittling your own pole from a chrome tree trunk. Instructors focus on leading thorough sessions that use time efficiently, and they’re committed to blending fitness with dance training. A lighthearted FAQ page answers potential questions while giving a taste of the studio’s fun-loving atmosphere.

5176 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Guests arriving to The Raven Spa may find themselves feeling like they've traveled a thousand miles away from their everyday cares. The aesthetic is both spiritual and indulgent, with stone statues that stand sentinel beside a plush purple couch and lush, sun-drenched drapes and glistening chandeliers holding court over an eastern-inspired communal massage chamber. A colorful patio overflowing with exotic flowers welcomes visitors to sit and soak in sunlight streaming between red and white umbrellas, creating a peaceful oasis for quiet reading or self-reflection. "Whoever comes here feels like it's their own," a front desk manager told LX TV's 1st Look, "Our whole goal is to take you away from whatever's out there."

The spa's international decor also mirrors its diverse menu of services, which includes acupuncture, facials, and hammam??a traditional Turkish soak that corrals plant extracts and herbs to nourish and detoxify the body. Therapists work out imbedded muscle kinks through seven varieties of massage including traditional Thai massage, which combines rhythmic kneads with yoga-like stretches and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, which often sees practitioners using their elbows to nudge tension until it gets the hint and leaves.

2910 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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