Take in the California sunshine and treat your group to an outing by the beach. With up to 300 days of sunshine and miles of stunning coastlines, it’s no surprise L.A. is home to a number of waterfront activities. Read on for our guide to L.A.’s most exciting group activities by the water.
Aqua Surf School gives board meetings a whole new meaning! Treat your group to a private surf lesson in Venice Beach and discover news ways to increase collaboration and communication. Venice is not only a great place to visit in California but also has a sand bottom beach break which makes it a great place for beginners and first time students. This L.A. based company can host corporate surf events with as few as 10 people and as many as 1,000.
Groups can spend the day strolling through the vibrant ocean-front community of Santa Monica with Six Taste Food Tours. Go on a culinary seaside adventure and explore the famous Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, Third St. Promenade and Palisades Park. During the four hour tour, guests will be lead on a route of 5-6 eateries spanning approximately eight blocks. Enjoy over 10 unique tastings that may include British pies (Ye Olde King's Head), the famed Godmother sandwich featured on the Food Network’s ‘Best Thing I Ever Ate’ (Bay Cities Deli), squash blossom with stuffed goat cheese tacos and Baja-style fish tacos (The Curious Palate), Belgian chocolate tasting (KC Chocolatier), and an artisanal gelato pop dipped in chocolate with toppings (Stickhouse Gelato). Since they partner with over 100 different restaurants in LA, menus and tasting locations are subject to change. Private group tours can range between $45-$250 per person.
Enjoy a Santa Monica & Venice Beach Segway Tour with Another Side of Los Angeles and experience a thrilling cruise along the beautiful beach. From the Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach Pier and back, past the canals of Venice, the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk where people watching is elevated to a quirky high-art past the original Muscle Beach weightlifting pens and some of the most serene and pretty beachfront in all of Los Angeles. This tour experience is a laid-back and incredibly fun glide down the beach with a little history and background added in for good measure. A very worthwhile two hour tour at the beach and a very famous beach too.
Create a memorable team building experience and hit the calm waters of Marina del Rey with a special sailing trip from Bikes and Hikes LA. With a number of roles on a boat, from steering to grinding and balance, this unique activity offers an ideal setting for fostering team cooperation and communication. Sailing enhances problem solving skills, improves communication, clearly defines roles and responsibilities and improves productivity, among several other team attributes. To top it off, pop a bottle of bubbly while celebrating and reflecting on the successful journey. Learn more here.
As the largest public dining cruise company in the U.S., Hornblower Cruises and Events offers unique teambuilding activations and private yacht charters. From over the top celebrations to team building outings for corporate groups, Hornblower is able to transform ordinary corporate events into unforgettable experiences with striking scenery, affordable amenities, and the West Coast’s most storied vessels. Select one of our beautiful wooden vessels for a vintage look, or dine aboard one of our sleek, modern yachts for spectacular views of the Marina del Rey harbor all while enjoying exquisite food and drink, sparkling entertainment and impeccable hospitality.
Celebrating nearly 20 years of fun, Pacific Park is the West Coast’s only family amusement park located on an oceanfront Pier. The outdoor entertainment destination provides individuals, families, and groups with a unique experience reminiscent of the Pier in Santa Monica’s early days. Your guests can enjoy a fun filled, over-the-ocean event with unlimited rides, midway games and delicious food all mixed with sun, ocean breezes and spectacular views on the historic Santa Monica Pier. Pacific Park is the perfect iconic location for corporate events, company picnics, wrap parties, movie premiers, sales incentives and more! Pacific Park’s new Event Pavilion offers spectacular views of Malibu, the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island and can host groups from 75 to 400 guests. An exclusive Park buy out can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.
Enjoy L.A.’s world famous beach like a star! With 12 locations from Santa Monica to the South Bay, Perry’s Café and Beach Rentals offers beach cruiser rentals, full service event catering, open-air event space, beach butler service and much more. Infuse your event with a dash of California sunshine and host a BBQ right on the sand and top it off with a guided bike tour of Santa Monica’s most historic locations.
As true destination experts, L.A. Tourism offers award-winning experience, personalized service and seamless convenience. Want to learn more about Los Angeles or ready to plan your next event? Contact the L.A. Tourism Sales team to make your planning and decision-making easy, simple and stress-free. [email protected]