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Best Places To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree In Los Angeles

As you choose a location to choose your tree, the website http://www.pickyourownchristmastree.org is a great resource for those in the L.A. area who need advice, not only on locations, but on how to select the best tree, how to care for it in you home, and how to recycle and dispose of it once the season is over. Most farms offer manual saws, twine and other binding materials for visitors to use upon purchase of a tree, or visitors may choose to bring their own. As a general rule, gas-powered chainsaws are not allowed.

CBS Los Angeles–12/02/2013

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Best Places To See Autumn Leaves In Los Angeles

Although it may seem that summer is never over for SoCal, there are ways for nature lovers to view a decent array of colors in the fall. Luckily for locals, leaving the beach palms for mountain pines can be done in a matter of hours. Here are some of the best spots to watch the autumn leaves change their hues.

CBS Los Angeles–11/12/2013

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Affordable Golf Courses Near LA

Golfing can be an expensive habit. If you’re looking to scale back this summer and still enjoy the fresh air and brisk exercise with buddies, LA has several affordable fields of green.

07/06/2013

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Best Horseback Riding Near Los Angeles

The Los Angeles area is filled with picturesque scenery once you escape the vast sprawl of the city. A great way to enjoy some of the openess is to saddle up on a horse and hit the trail.

CBS Los Angeles–06/01/2013

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LA Guide’s Packing Tips For Camping

Southern California, with its uniquely dry, rocky terrain, requires several specific considerations for adventure seekers.

CBS Los Angeles–04/27/2013

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Best Mother’s Day Events In SoCal

Show mom your love this Mother’s Day. Whether she loves the outdoors or gourmet food, there are plenty of great places in Los Angeles to show her how much she matters.

CBS Los Angeles–04/20/2013

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LA’s Best Dirty Competitions

With these Los Angeles competitions, you can expect to be covered in more than just sweat after crossing the finish line.

CBS Los Angeles–04/13/2013

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Best Flying Adventures In Los Angeles

These Los Angeles-based flying opportunities are great for those who love an “extreme” sport, or just those who want to add a little oomph to their every day lives!

CBS Los Angeles–03/30/2013

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Best Youth Hostels In Los Angeles

Here are some suggestions for where to stay if you want to vacation in the heart of all the action without breaking the bank.

CBS Los Angeles–03/16/2013

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Where To Find Blooming Flowers In LA

Los Angeles is famous for being an urban capital while still having areas of sprawling greenery. Whether you’re up for a day trip out of town, or a quick stroll on your lunch break, here are some locations to stop and smell this year’s roses.

CBS Los Angeles–03/09/2013

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LA’s Best Nurseries For Spring Gardening

Get into the spirit of springtime by starting a spring garden! There’s no more satisfying way to get outside than to exercise your green thumb. Whether you are an experienced green thumb or a newbie looking for a fresh and natural way to brighten up you home, here are five local nurseries that feature a wide variety of springtime flora.

CBS Los Angeles–03/02/2013

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Dog-Friendly Getaways Near Los Angeles

Finding activities and hotels that accept pets can be difficult if you’re looking for a weekend getaway. Here is a list of spots that not only allow domesticated animal companions, but celebrate and welcome them. For a list of pet hotels, pet-friendly bed and breakfasts, attractions, and activities all over the country, visit : Bring Fido at http://www.bringfido.com/destination/state/california/

CBS Los Angeles–01/26/2013

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Local Trainer’s Favorite Tips For A Beach Workout

If you’re looking for ways to test your strength, get fit or just break from the norm in Los Angeles, here are a few tips from celebrated personal trainer and Mr. America 2004, Jason Kozma. Get out and enjoy some of Los Angeles’ most-enduring landmarks and stretch your physical limits at the same time.

CBS Los Angeles–01/12/2013

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Best Outdoor Recreation Clubs In Los Angeles

Although running is a popular hobby those who need to clear their busy minds, it’s also a great opportunity to meet new people. Check out these affordable, local clubs perfect for Angelenos. Whether you’re a mom looking to get in motion or an average joe training for your first marathon, these clubs offer the perfect partners from all over the area.

CBS Los Angeles–12/29/2012

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Winter Camping Guide For Los Angeles

The California winter months, with their low temperatures rarely below 40 degrees and rainy days in the single digits, hardly deter camping enthusiasts. Whether you prefer the dry terrain of the desert or the shelter of thick forest trees, these campsites are popular for families and adventure seekers alike.

CBS Los Angeles–12/22/2012

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