Travel & Outdoors

(credit: Shutterstock)

Best Skydiving Near Los Angeles

One of the greatest adventures is skydiving giving people the feeling of flight and thrill. Los Angeles is one of the more beautiful landscapes to tour from up above. The mountains and beach, Downtown and city landmarks are some of the more spectacular sights. The idea of skydiving took the plunge in the late 1700s. Today skydiving enthusiasts participate in competitive, extreme, formation, tandem and skysurfing. Skydiving schools make the experience, first and foremost safe, and exhilarating. There are several schools in the Los Angeles area to check out when you are ready to take flight.

07/25/2015

(Credit: istockphoto.com)

Tips For Keeping Your LA Kids Active

According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education only one in three children are physically active every day with a staggering 12.5 million children classified as obese by the CDC. A major contributor to this apparent malaise is the daily dose of TV, computer and console-based entertainment beloved by children. Keeping kids entertained can be difficult at the best of times but there’s clearly no doubt that a child’s daily average of some seven and a half hours in front of a screen, in one form or another, should give parents pause for thought.

CBS Los Angeles–07/24/2015

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Best Places To Go Star And Moon Gazing Near Los Angeles

This city is packed with bright lights and noisy tourist spots. Although there’s a lot to do in the glow of the buzzing metropolis, the dark skies offer a star gazing enthusiast a treat, if you know where to look. Here are a few ways to enjoy the cosmos while living under bright lights in the big city.

07/18/2015

(credit: shutterstock)

Best Wineries Near Orange County

These local wineries are a nice destination for celebrations, romantic dates and fun with friends.

07/18/2015

(credit: latrainer.com)

Tips From An LA Fitness Expert: Where To 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–07/17/2015

(credit: Jen Kleck/Aqua Adventures Kayaks & Paddleboards)

Best Rafting And Kayaking Near Orange County

While river sports are in short supply in this part of California, beach access provides an endless playground for water lovers who enjoy the view above the waterline. Here are five nearby spots for great rafting and kayaking.

CBS Los Angeles–07/16/2015

(credit: shutterstock)

Best White Water Rafting Day Trips Near Los Angeles

This summer think outside the urban box and go for a whitewater rafting adventure.

07/11/2015

(credit: california science center)

Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Los Angeles

Summer is great but sometimes gets boring for kids without plans. Los Angeles is full of opportunities during the warmer months, offering everything from various stage productions to special exhibits offered at certain museums to places where hiking has never been better.

07/10/2015

(credit: Shutterstock)

Best Skydiving Near Orange County

Stepping out of a plane at 13,000 feet takes some courage, but these skydiving facilities will get you to the drop zone safely.

07/04/2015

(credit: Malibu Riders)

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–07/02/2015

(credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Best Places In LA To Watch The Sunset

Consider the following places, all of which are ideal for watching the alluring sunsets no other city than Los Angeles has to offer.

CBS Los Angeles–07/02/2015

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Best Fourth Of July Events In Los Angeles

This city loves to party. All up and down the coastline, there are fireworks displays along the water. Additionally, almost every town in the LA basin has something available to celebrate this American holiday. This list highlights a few diverse fireworks displays that provide a bit of something for everyone.

06/27/2015

(credit: Catalina Island Vacation Rentals)

Best Day Trips From Orange County

Taking a break from the everyday grind is necessary and for those in Orange County looking for a getaway for the day, here are the best places to get a quick fix away from Orange County.

06/27/2015

(credit: The Grove)

Best Day Trips From Los Angeles

When it comes to tourists and residents the like, Los Angeles offers a number of exciting niche getaways to visit and explore.

06/20/2015

(credit: Laguna Beach)

Walking Tour Of Downtown Laguna Beach

A day in downtown Laguna Beach is a day in paradise. Whether you’re looking to relax on a beach towel or gaze at some art from modern masters, there’s plenty to do within walking distance of your highly coveted parking spot.

CBS Los Angeles–06/16/2015

more