72-Hours of Adventure in Los Angeles

YOGAqua in Marina del Rey
YOGAqua in Marina del Rey | Photo: David Zaitz

Adrenaline: that’s what adventure seekers require in a destination, and Los Angeles delivers. Endless hiking trails beg exploration in recreation areas like Runyon Canyon, Fryman Canyon, Sycamore Canyon, and Griffith Park. Stair workouts challenge the fittest in Santa Monica, Studio City, and Downtown Los Angeles. Still craving more? Here are three action-packed days that are sure to get the heart pumping.

Day One: W Los Angeles - Westwood

Set up digs at W Los Angeles - Westwood, a perfect hotel for active visitors, who can pamper sore muscles poolside at the end of the day with in-house Bliss Spa “Blissages.” An ideal base camp for the adventurer, this hotel houses a state-of-the-art WET gym that’s open 24 hours and a heated outdoor pool. Take a dip before heading to The Backyard for an al fresco bite.

Day Two: Bikes and Hikes

How to see L.A. in a day? Take a Bikes and Hikes LA tour. This biking/walking expedition highlights diverse attractions ranging from Muscle Beach and Skateboard Park to the Frank Gehry Beach House and Pacific Design Center.

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Day Two: Cirque School LA

In the evening, take a Cirque School LA class to hone trapeze, contortion, and aerial ropes skills. Classes in circus arts from aerial fabric to contortion are open to “Anybody with Any Body.” 

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Day Three is a day-long adventure through the tree tops in Wrightwood, located about 75 miles from Downtown L.A. Big Pines Zipline Tours features 14 ziplines, four sky bridges and four rappels on a 300-acre site. Choose from three exciting packages: The Ultimate, the Zipline Canopy Tour, and the Mountain View Zipline Tour. Whether you’re a seasoned “zipper” or a first-timer looking to quench your thirst for adventure, Big Pines Zipline Tours delivers fun, thrills, amazing views, and new opportunities to learn and challenge yourself.