Pardee’s Picks: Get Your Adrenaline Pumping
From canyoneering into hidden caves to soaring over the Marina on a flyboard, here are some of the best activities to get your adrenaline pumping right in our backyard and beyond.
1. Scuba Diving
- Discover the sea life surrounding Catalina Island with a scuba diving trip with Catalina Scuba Luv. They offer classes and tours perfect for the newbie or pro.
- 126 Catalina Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704
- Instead of hiking up a mountain, explore the inner-depths of a canyon. Take a day trip to the San Gabriel Mountains with Social Adventure Company and tour hidden caves and more.
- 6421 Emerald Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
- Feel like Marty McFly as you soar over the Marina on a futuristic Flyboard. Your heart will race as you try to perform tricks in the air.
- 13477 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
4. Trapeze School
- Fly through the Santa Monica Pier skies as At The Trapeze School, where you can spend 10 weeks perfecting the craft and enjoying an exhilarating workout.
- 370 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
- Unleash your inner-Robin Hood with some archery lessons. At Pasadena Roving Archers, you’ll be trained to hit the bullseye at this day camp perfect for the whole family.
- 415 South Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91199
6. Blind Date at Opaque
- Test your nerves with a literal blind date at Opaque. Sample delicious food and enjoy great conversation for the evening in pitch black.
- 2020 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
7. Maze Rooms
- Challenge yourself and your friends to a real life puzzle. Book yourself a Maze Room and try to escape the perils of being locked up in prison or participate in a murder mystery, and more.
- 1147 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
- Climb to new heights at one of the best indoor rock-climbing centers in LA. Visit Rockreation for a wide array of terrains to traverse.
- 11866 La Grange Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
9. Aerial Warehouse
- Jump, dance, climb, and more at the Aerial Warehouse. You’ll soar with style at this state-of-the-art facility designed and created by some of the most talented aerialists and stunt performers in the business.
- 3961 Sepulveda Blvd 100, Culver City, CA 90230
10. Spelunking in Bronson Caves
- Explore the caves of one of Los Angeles’ best spelunking hotspots. The Bronson Caves within Bronson Canyon are perfect for spelunking with their spooky vibes and ominous backstories.
- 3200 Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
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