Surf Bus | Photo by stevewillard, Flickr
One of the best things about traveling is learning something new. In Los Angeles, you'll find a variety of interesting classes that can help you on your mission. There is, of course, the most quintessential LA lesson — learning how to surf — but you also could head home with a newfound ability to take amazing pictures or assemble a mean sushi roll.
Here are five fun things you can learn how to do in LA:
1. Master a Childhood Toy
The hula hoop was invented in California, so there's no better place to master (or re-master) the whimsical activity. Relive your childhood while burning calories at Hoopnotica, a fitness studio/program that combines the fine art of the hula-hoop with high-energy dance moves for a low-impact, yet highly effective workout. Never perfected the hip-swivel? Hoopnotica offers beginner hoop classes that are designed to be fun, not frustrating.
2. Cook Like an LA Chef
For a memorable alternative to eating out, grab some friends and tap into your inner Wolfgang Puck at L.A. Food Works, which offers hands-on cooking classes for parties of eight or more. Prepare a gourmet meal in a welcoming kitchen under the friendly tutelage of chef instructors, then sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Everyone leaves with a recipe packet, so you can relive your epicurean adventures at home.
3. Catch a Wave
4. Shoot Cutting-Edge Photos
5. Roll a California Roll