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.
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.
You've probably seen the backs of the heads belonging to Aaron Toney, Jake Huang, and Travis Wong. They're professional stuntmen who have worked on blockbuster films such as Spiderman 3, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and The Hangover 3. But their flair for mesmerizing movements and impossible stunts isn't just confined to Hollywood sets or Jack Nicholson's living room. The trio co-owns Joining All Movement Center, where they and their staff of coaches teach extreme classes such as parkour and tricking, a flashy combination of martial arts, breakdancing, and gymnastics, drawing on their experience from appearing on America's Got Talent and MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge.
Although many of the trickers' movements seem unreal, you can be assured that CGI isn't used. In its place is the facility's gravity-defying amenities such as ample floor space, including spring-loaded, rubber, and wooden surfaces; a trampoline that borders a 22-foot-long foam pit; and a 20'x35' inflatable AirTrick mat.
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.
Hargo Singh at LA Active Adventures reveal the history of Hollywood Hills and the city's natural beauty on a moderately strenous hike to capture unique views of the Hollywood sign. During 60-minute expeditions, up to six urban hikers traverse sidewalks and paved paths through Hollywood, marveling at the whimsical architecture and native plants illuminated by the docent's glowing third eye. Walk softly to glimpse wildlife such as coyotes and eucalyptus-munching deer, or join spirited conversation about why the iconic sign was installed. The hike's striking views reveal a panorama of the city, with a cluster of skyscrapers downtown dwarfed by mountains and the long shadow of King Kong. As the excursion is strenuous, walking shoes, sun protection, and light layers are recommended to keep bodies comfortable.