Get your knees in the breeze!!!
PERRIS VALLEY SKYDIVING SCHOOL.
Selection to chose from:
Tandem: from $209
Accelerated Freefall: from $309
Static Line: from $275
Open 7 days a week.
Weekdays 9am - 5pm
Weekends 7.30am - sunset.
Equipment: Running shoes, sandals are no good.
Remember to remove your jewellry before you kit up! Oh and empty your pockets too, even if they do give you a suit to wear.Related to:
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UCLA Men's Basketball
UCLA has collected more men's collegiate basketball titles (11) than any other school in the country. 10 of those came under the guidance of the Wizard of Westwood, John Wooden who still attends many home games at Pauley Pavilion. If you're a fan of collge hoops then a trip to Pauley, even if a game isn't scheduled, is a must. Just to walk in and see all of the championshiop banners (including one for the women and two that note the many men's and women's collegiate volleyball titles) is an experience worth the visit. The day we last went to a game the Bruins were ranked No. 1 in the nation and were playing the University of Washington.
Tickets to games can be difficult to get, especially when the Bruins are playing Pac-10 conference foes. However there are always "ticket sellers" around the Pauley exterior and along the walkway from the parking garage to the venue. A ticket can always be had for the right price!
Kayaking in Long Beach
There are a lot of places to kayak in SoCal but one of the best, in my opinion, is on Alamitos Bay in Long Beach. The company that rents kayaks here is called Kayaks on the Water. They are fairly reasonably priced and offer single and double kayaks. They charge by the hour.
The area available for exploring on your kayak has a lot of variety and is easily managed for a beginner or experienced kayaker. Certain times of the year, in one area of the bay, there are jelly fish that you can visit. Be sure to ask when you rent the kayak if it is jelly fish time or not. They will tell you how to get to them.
The best area for exploring is the Naples area. This is a section of fancy homes that sticks out into the bay. Instead of streets they have canals which are pleasant places to kayak through. Especially on weekdays, this area is quiet and very relaxing.
The only problem with this company and many others in the area is that, particularly during the summer, they tend to hire local kids who are not exactly enthusiastic or very knowledgable so act accordingly. I've always had a good experience with this company but maybe I've just been lucky.
Equipment: You have to leave your driver's license when you rent the kayak, which always makes me more than a little nervous but considering you're taking out about $300-500 worth of their equipment, you have to leave something of value in its place so it makes sense. (You don't pay for your rental until you return because you pay by the hour.) You also leave your shoes, so don't wear your favorite pair. They'll be sitting on the beach while you're out having fun. Also be sure to bring some spare change in addition to your money to pay for the kayaks. If you can't find a spot to park on the street, there is a parking lot a few blocks west of the beach that has meters so you need some coins.
What I've done in the past, is put my money and driver's license in a baggie and seal it up. Luckily, I've never fallen off the kayak into the bay but my best friend did and her cell phone got drenched. Baggies are handy little things to bring for this type of adventure.
You should also bring sunglasses and sunscreen although if you go early in the morning, esp. in the Spring, you might not need either.
When you're renting the kayak be sure to ask about a map of the bay. I've seen visitors to the area borrowing nice big waterproof maps along with their kayak.Related to:
Bike a Delicious Meal Off Free Here by Cafe
This is quite an unusual sight along a downtown street. Stationary exercise bikes "sprung up" along Spring in downtown L.A. as part of a city program to not only to attract more people to exercise, think moreover of riding regular bicycles as a form of major transportation and provide a nature area (parklet) within cement city. On a signpost by the bikes, it states that fot a typical 3 mi car trip, one can bike for 15 minutes and burn several calories in the process. Many calories will come after eating at nearby Spring St eateries Syrup Desserts and LA Cafe, so restaurant goers can't go wrong with a bike session.
Equipment: Good active shoes and towel for sweat.Related to:
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They're not in Los Angeles... but they're close enough. I love watching games here. The stadium is just a few years old and what I love most about the place is how easy it is to access from the freeway.
There's always a good crowd of loyal Angels fans. It looks like a sea of red when there's a packed crowd.
Great thing about baseball games if you've never been to one is how cheap it is. $15 oughta get you seats in the cheap-seats section... where the real fans sit (or at least that's what the cheap people like to say to make ourselves feel better).
Equipment: Where red... you'll fit in.
Polo in the Palisades
You can watch polo at the Will Rogers State Historic Park on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings. www.WillRogersPolo.org.
Will Rogers loved horses and apparently was a polo enthusiast. After his wife died in the 40's she left much of the ranch to the State of California.Related to:
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