cityHunt’s urban adventures thrust participants into unfamiliar territory, daring them to explore parts of their cities previously untraversed. Held in various neighborhoods within the nation’s largest cities, each scavenger hunt challenges teams to answer trivia questions and seek out items of interest in a bid to complete the hunt as the fastest squad with the most points. Some tasks might require a keen memory or knowledge of the city's history, while others might ask camera-wielding participants to snap a photo of certain object or landmark without pausing to day dream about all the civil and municipal engineering that must have gone into creating such an awe-inspiring place. At the end of each adventure, cityHunt staff members meet with squads to discuss their strong points and areas that could use improvement, making it an off-the-beaten-path team-building exercise for corporate clients and groups of friends alike.
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.
The fleet of Cessna aircraft at Santa Monica Aviation escort passengers to the skies for everything from training runs to aerial tours over LA. Students eyeing their pilot's license get their wings wet on a Discovery Flight, which places them alongside a Certified Flight Instructor for hands-on instruction and coves everything from picture-perfect take-offs to landing without training wheels. Casual flyers, meanwhile, can sign up for a LA Landmark tour, which flies high over famous sites such as the Hollywood Sign and the Getty Museum, or the Coastline Tour, which follows the sand southward over Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Long Beach Harbor.
Off ‘N Running Tours offers participants an opportunity to view portions of scenic Los Angeles while getting some energy-boosting exercise. Off ‘N Running Tours melds memorable sightseeing with a fun group workout. The Running from the Paparazzi tour winds through 4 miles of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood and includes bottled water, fresh fruit, and a frosted cupcake.
For one red velvet-filled night per year, the bars of Santa Monica are filled with holly-jolly revelers, all drinking and eating for a good cause. The SANTA Monica Pub Crawl sends participants on one of four fun-filled treks through some of the city's finest watering holes and restaurants, most of which offer drink and food specials. Clad in their holiday finery, crawlers can participate in their Instagram photo contest, or tote along a digital camera for the scavenger hunt. At the end of the evening, wristbands grant participants entry to the official after-party. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the Westside Food Bank, which works to combat hunger and food waste in the west side of Los Angeles County.