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.
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)
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 (meetup.com 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 (meetup.com 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
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 rivierarecovery.com