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4 Outdoor Activities to Explore this Spring 2017 in LA!

20 Apr 2017 · Jerry


What an awesome spring we’ve had here in LA! Neighborhoods are surrounded with beautiful flowers, birds chirping, & a gentle breeze that often smiles on our face.  This is the perfect time to explore outdoor activities that are fun, new, & exciting. Our team took a weekend adventure to find a few activities for you to experience right here in the heart of Los Angeles. Here’s the buzz on 4 great things to do OUTDOORS in Los Angeles…









Release the thrill for adventure & visit the LA Zoo! Prepare to see an array of exotic animals & a list of fun activities to attend. Home of The Elephants of Asia habitat,  the LA Zoo now holds one of the largest exhibits in zoo history. If that didn’t catch your attention, wait until you get up close & personal with the tallest animals in the world. The Giraffe feeding exhibit is one of the zoo’s main attraction. Prepare to enjoy a weekend full of exciting & WILD! activities.


“Such an amazing way to explore. Not only do they have elephants & giraffes, but the hippos are a sight to see.”- Jerry




The Deets: The Zoo is located at the northeast corner of Griffith Park at the junction of the I-5 & the 134 freeways. Once you arrive it’s directly across from the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. General admission for Adults (ages 13 or older) $20, Children (ages 2 to 12) $15, under 2 are free. Parking is free only on selected dates. (Please call before you arrive to confirm.) On April 27th the zoo will have a Wine + Dinner Series featuring Malibu family wines (Malibu). The menu will include shrimp & popcorn ceviche, gorgonzola dulce arancini, & much more! $130 for members & $150 for non-members. Also, at the giraffe exhibit the feedings are $5 (cash only) 11 AM to 2:30 PM daily. Tickets will be available once you arrive & don’t your camera. (Be sure to check for visible signs & with the zoo specialist, pictures may affect certain species.)

Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles CA 90027 | Phone: (323) 644-4200 | Website: lazoo.org

FRUIT | VEGE PICKING – Pick-Your-Own at Underwood Family Farm:

Now open for the 2017 season! Enjoy a day on the farm with the entire family while picking Los Angeles freshest fruits & vegetables. The farm has a list of fresh produce (in season) to purchase & pick right off the vine. Sounds like a hand full of scrumptious ingredients right? The perfect getaway, children will be amazed at the amount of activities the farm provides including: animals you can feed, tractor rides, & much more!

  “Jerry & I love to visit the Farmers Market on a free weekend. Fresh, organic, & friendly faculty.” – Rachel  
The Deets: The farm is located right off the 23 Freeway between Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, & Simi Valley. There are a variety of fruits & vegetables that are now in season including: Tomatoes, Melons, Berries, & Valencia. Weekday admission $3.00 per person (children under 2 free). The admission includes the animal center, corn maze, hay pyramids, kids ride-on tractors & pick-your-own fields. Weekend admission $15.00 (children under 2 free & there’s also free parking.) Take the family out to experience the best farm with the friendliest faculty in LA!

Address: 3370 Sunset Valley Road. | Phone:  (805) 529-3690 |  Website: underwoodfamilyfarms.com



BIKE RIDING – on Santa Monica Beach:

Enjoy a refreshing ride along the beach. Sea Mist Rentals has a beautiful 22 mile bike path to explore near the Santa Monica Pier. The facility is known as one the best options to rent bicycles & roller blades. Take the family out for a weekend ride to explore all the exciting activities along the pier. Such a great way to exercise & explore right next to the beach.


“The bike path along the pier is very refreshing. What a great experience!” – Jodi

The Deets: The rental facility is now open Mon – Sun from 9 AM – 7 PM. Located on the land end of the Santa Monica pier (right on the bike path) below the carousel. Adult bicycles are $7.00 an hour & $20.00 all day. For kids $5.00 an hour & $12.00 all day. They offer a selection of bikes that include: free baskets, safety helmets, & light weight alloy bicycles. Roller blades are the same price as the bicycles.

Address: 1619 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Phone: (310) 395-7076 | Website: seamistrentals.com

HORSEBACK RIDING – at Sunset Ranch:

Saddle up & enjoy the ride! Sunset ranch is the perfect weekend adventure to explore. Prepare to experience the best 360° view of Los Angeles, the San Fernando, the Hollywood Sign and even the Pacific Ocean! It’s a riders tradition in every state to end a trail ride with amazing BBQ, fun, & laughter. Rumor has it, Sunset Ranch has the best BBQ your taste buds could ever taste.


“I’ve been on quite a few trail rides. Sunset ranch is the ideal location if you’re ready for the ultimate riding experience.” – (Equine Lover) Rodney

The Deets: Sunset Ranch is known for exploring the best views in Los Angeles while riding. Plan to arrange an individual or group trail ride well in advance. The standard 2 hour tour starts at $125, ($100 when you purchase 10 days in advance.) 1 Hour (guided) Day tour starts at $50, 9 AM – 3 PM & 2 hour (guided) Day tour $75, 9 AM – 2 PM. ** Children must be 8 years or older to participate.** The riding facility offers a variety of packages to choose from (prices may change), so prepare to plan ahead. Enjoy an afternoon filled with stunning views while trailing through nature, great food, & beautiful horses.

Address: 3400 N Beachwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068 | Phone: (323) 469-5450 | Website: http://www.sunsetranchhollywood.com

Author: Rodney D. Williams II



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