Travel & Outdoors

Affordable Golf Courses Near Los AngelesGolfing 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.
Best Public Golf Courses In Los AngelesHere are five of the best public golf courses to be found in Los Angeles.
Best Off-Leash Dog Areas In OCWhen your feisty canine pal is begging for a good workout, consider visiting some of Orange County’s best off-leash dog areas where pups go to play and burn off their extra energy.
Best Hotel Pools In Los AngelesForget about swimming laps. Some pools are way too nice for that. In a city where the sun is always shining, these attractive pool options will have you wishing your time there was an everyday thing.
Best Places For Fishing Near Los AngelesGrab your rod, reel, tackle box and a stout pair of waders as we walk you through some of the best surf, deepwater, pier and beachside angling locations in Los Angeles.
Best Paintball Arenas Near Orange CountyPaintballing is a way of life for some in Southern California so it’s no surprise that some of the best paintball arenas in the country are all within a short drive from Orange County. Here are the five best paintball arenas around.
Best Zumba Studios In Los AngelesZumba gives zip to stressed Angelenos, and anyone else who simply wants a change of pace from the typical exercise class. This cardio program, which focuses on Latin rhythms and dance routines, will have any athlete sweating up a storm in minutes without a care in the world — it's just too much fun. None beat L.A.'s best Zumba classes, which leave all of the work but none of the excitement out of the workout.
Best Skydiving Near Los AngelesOne 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.
Tips For Keeping Your LA Kids ActiveAccording 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.
Best Wineries Near Orange CountyThese local wineries are a nice destination for celebrations, romantic dates and fun with friends.
Tips From An LA Fitness Expert: Where To WorkoutIf 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.
Best Rafting And Kayaking Near Orange CountyWhile 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.