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For the more adventuresome traveler this tour company offers a variety of kayaking, snorkeling and camping explorations. Ranging from 90-minute tours to overnight camping excursions it has something for everyone and no experience or gear is necessary. Some of the more popular tours include the half-day tour of kayaking and snorkeling, as well as lunch. The narrative focus of all tours is on the natural history of the island and its ancient inhabitants. Check the website or call for individual and group tour details, pricing and times. Call early for reservations because these tours sell out!
Spread over 4,210 acres (1704 hectares) of the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, Griffith Park is often referred to as "the Central Park of Los Angeles," although its verdant sprawl surpasses its east-coast counterpart in both size and wild charm. The municipal park is one of North America's largest urban green spaces, splayed across an undulating landscape sheathed in oak and walnut woodlands, coastal sage scrub, landscaped parklands, and deep, luxuriant gorges. There's ample opportunity for outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding and tennis, alongside popular attractions like the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Greek Theater, and the iconic Hollywood Sign. At the confluence of landscaped greenery and rugged wilderness, Griffith Park is Los Angeles' most treasured recreational venues and scenic escapes.
If you're an out-of-towner and miss riding the plains, you can cure your equestrian nostalgia by renting a horse and riding through the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park. There are plenty of options here, including one and two hour rides during the day for anyone over the age of seven. A very popular option is the Friday night moonlight ride. Just arrive for a three-hour round-trip ride, which culminates with dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant.
Whether you are looking to break Hank Aaron's all-time home run record or learning to bat for the first time, you can be a part of the World Series, the World Series Batting Range, that is. Each cage is set-up for fast or slow pitches ranging from 40 to 85 miles per hour. You can join their batting school or head out with your kid. This is also the best place to come if your team is in need of a little practice. Five players or more qualify for a discount rate.
If you're eager to get out on the water but you'd prefer to avoid the guided marine excursions, why not rent a boat at Marina del Rey Boat Rentals? You don't have to be an experienced sailor to take advantage of this service - they rent out everything from kayaks, pedal boats and jet skis to powerboats and sailboats. Enjoy the open ocean with friends and family.