Southern California March 16, 2016
10 Perfect Places To Go In Southern California If You’re Feeling Adventurous
There’s nothing like a little adventure to spice up a boring week. These awesome outings right here in Southern California will add some zest to your otherwise tame bucket list. Have you ever tried cliff jumping? How about a wildlife safari? There are tons of thrilling excursions around the state just waiting to be experienced. Ready to have more fun than usual? Check out this list!
1. Sea Cave Kayaking in La Jolla
Take a kayak tour to see the enchanting sea caves in La Jolla. They have been carved out by the ocean from ancient sea cliffs.
2. The West Coaster roller coaster at Santa Monica Pier.
If you're not up for the thrill of a roller coaster ride then at least go for the view. You will see Santa Monica Bay and the Pacific Ocean with a new set of eyes from this angle.
3. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The largest rotating aerial tramway in the world is located in Palm Springs. Experience a 12.5 minute ride up toward the peak of San Jacinto Mountain in a tram car that seats 80 passengers. During your ride up the mountain, the tram will rotate for two full revolutions which allows you to see the view from every angle. Simply, "wow!"
4. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Buena Park
For an unusual adventure the whole family will enjoy, check out Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. An evening watching knights on horses engaging in jousting might sound like a snoozer, but I promise this is one event that is unexpectedly fun.
5. Camping at Joshua Tree
Get ready to see some pretty amazing stars at Joshua Tree on an adventurous camping trip. Save the glamping for another time and kick it old school with a tent.
6. The Strand in Los Angeles County
The Strand, or more officially the Marvin Braud Bike Trail, is a 22-mile paved path along the Pacific Ocean shoreline in LA County. This scenic path stretches from Santa Monica Pier to Redondo Beach Pier. If you're up for a real adventure, I dare you to tackle all 22 miles in a single day. Then go have some ice cream to celebrate.
7. Cliff Jumping in La Jolla
This shot was taken near La Jolla Cove. Are you adventurous enough to dive from the top of a cliff?
8. Great Park Balloon Ride in Irvine
The largest, and only, tethered hot air balloon is right here in Southern California. Join up to 25 other passengers as you soar 400 feet up in the air. The view and the adrenalin rush are both something to remember.
9. Hike Potato Chip Rock in Poway
Hike the Mt. Woodson Trail to the top of Potato Chip Rock and snap a picture of yourself standing on the edge of this small sliver of rock. Are you gutsy enough?
10. A Safari in Escondido
Experience a "Roar and Snore" overnight safari at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido. You will get a rare glimpse at the wildlife park after dark on a guided tour. Once you're all tucked in to your tent you will enjoy the sounds of nature all around you.
Are you ready to hit the road and go on some of these adventures? There are so many things to experience here in Southern California, so you’d better get started – your bucket list is waiting. Anything else you would add to the adventure list? Please share, as we are all curious about what other cool things are out there that we must experience.