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Opting for a Summer Thrill: 5 Adventurous Things to Do Near LA

July 5, 2011  
Filed under Global Spotlight

Hang on tight, because this summer it’s all about being adventurous—not trekking the Amazon rainforest or eating a scorpion in China kind of escapade, but  a different kind that you don’t have to leave too far home for. Check out Collaj Mag’s 5 Favorite Activity Picks for the summer.

A Hot Air Balloon Ride

summer adventure: hot air balloon ride

Whether you want to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or just enjoy the view from above in a different way, a trip to Temecula Valley Wine Country will allow you to enjoy a sweet ride with A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure and some good wine or almond champagne at the Wilson Creek Winery. (*Get 10% off when you mention Yelp). www.hotairtours.com

35960 Rancho California Rd | Temecula, CA 92591

Wakeboarding

wakeboarding summer adventure

You’ve heard of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing. Just combine all those techniques and you get wakeboarding—water skiing with one board. At Wake Experience you don’t need prior know-how because they’ll teach you. Opt for an hour group section with your close buddies. Check their website for more details. www.wakexperience.com

Land Yachting

adventurous things to do in la: land sailing

Instead of sailing on water, you sail on land in a boat-like vehicle—we think this is a pretty cool concept worth taking part in. For more details on lessons and tours, visit www.extremethings.com

Las Vegas, CA

Skydiving

adventurous things to do in la: sky diving

So skydiving has been on your bucket list for a number of years. Well, the time has finally come. Plan a trip out to Skydive Elsinor, which is only about an hour and a half away from LA, and was featured on Survivor, Discovery Channel and National Geographic. www.skydiveelsinore.com

20701 Cereal St | Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

White Water Rafting

adventurous summer near la: white water rafting in kern river

For some good bonding experience, grab a group of friends—or co-workers—and get on that cozy raft. The water might not be tame, but you’re in for a thrill. Kern River White Water Rafting is about 3 hours from LA. For more details, visit www.whitewatervoyages.com

11252 Kernvl Rd | Kernville, CA 93238

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