Thrilling Group Activities for Recovering Addicts Visiting Southern California

California Recovery

Those who are fortunate to get their quality addiction treatment in Southern California might as well take advantage of the amazing surroundings.  Not only is SoCal rich in natural beauty, offering beaches, mountains, desert regions and a bustling urban life, but there are unlimited recreational activities available as well.

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Nice weather and beautiful scenery make almost any outdoor activity fun

Why not explore all the unique and enriching features of the Los Angeles basin during your stay?  A vast array of outdoor activities provides access to the natural assets of the area, including the ocean and the scenic hillsides.  L.A. is not L.A. without the quirky, so an abundance of unusual past-times await to thrill and entertain our visitors.

SoCal Activity Roundup

Here is a roundup of 20 interesting/thrilling/exciting group activities to check out while staying in the Los Angeles area:

Watson Adventures L.A. Scavenger Hunts:  Organized at various L.A. locations, a journey of gathering clues and uncovering secrets and treasures

Opaque Los Angeles Dining in the Dark:  Dining in the dark takes you on a journey of taste that enhances your senses

Escape Room LA:  Live action adventures where you race to solve clues and escape in time

L.A. River Expeditions:  Offers canoe and kayak excursions down the L.A. River

Santa Monica Pier/Venice Beach:  Enjoy the festivities along the Santa Monica Pier and walk or rent bicycles to check out Venice Beach (home of the eccentric)

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With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as a landmark that is over 100 years old

Medieval Times:  Enjoy a delicious dinner while being entertained by live action horsemanship, jousting, and falconry

Vasquez Rocks:  Over 900 acres of spectacular rock formations, many used as scenic backdrops for movies

Surf City Tours:  Explore the city with a narrated tour aboard a convertible bus

Secret Hikes in L.A.:  Get off the beaten path with these 7 secret hikes in L.A.

Electric Dusk Drive-In Movies:  A drive-in and outdoor movie venue featuring great movies and food

Sober Surfing ( group):  Offers surf lessons, sunset yoga and meditation

Rooftop Cinema Club:  Rooftop venue where cult films and iconic movies are shown

L.A. Boulders:  A boulder-only gym that offers climbing and yoga

Urban Sports LA:  Features flag football, dodgeball, volleyball, soccer, and kickball designed for fun and socializing

TMZ Celebrity Bus Tour:  See the real Hollywood and get inside scoop on celebrities

Adventure Society ( group):  Features three types of sober and unique adventures—Outdoors, Urban, and Dance

Griffin Observatory: SoCal’s gateway to the cosmos!  See the huge telescopes, explore exhibits, and enjoy the Planetarium show

Brazilian Surf Club:  Offers stand up paddle boarding and surf lessons in the infamous Venice Beach

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Always wanted to ride the waves?

The Getty Center:  Add a little culture to your stay in L.A. at this magnificent art museum.

The New Beverly Cinema (owned by Quentin Tarantino):  Features 35mm film format double features in a retro setting.


About  Jose Hernandez, CDAC


For nine years Jose has worked one-on-one with individuals as a sober companion and with groups as a resident counselor at addiction treatment centers and is certified by the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to practice as a substance abuse counselor.  Through his professional experiences in crisis intervention, drug and alcohol detoxification, substance abuse counseling, and relapse prevention, Jose has developed a unique plan for case management that bridges the gap between a person’s painful past of substance abuse and a future of sobriety.  Contact Jose at