Any sports enthusiast that visits Los Angeles will find a multitude of activities to take part in. From surfing lessons to baseball games, here are just a few of the sporting activities available in LA.
Surfing is one of those quintessential Californian sports, and, no matter what your ability level may be, you will always be able to benefit from a surfing lesson. For those that are new to the sport, Learn to Surf LA in Santa Monica will guide you along in a way that is perfect for beginners, boosting your confidence and enabling you to get your head around some of the techniques. If you have already spent a fair bit of time in the water but want to brush up on your skills, Zuma Surf and Swim in Venice has one of the highest-rated training programs in the state.
Visit the Dodgers Stadium
Located just near Downtown Los Angeles, the Dodgers Stadium has been the home ballpark of the Dodgers baseball team since 1962. If you are lucky enough to be in town for a game, you will be able to witness the sheer excitement that fills the stadium as the team takes on one of their National League rivals. If there are no games scheduled for the time that you intend to visit, you can still sign up for a 90 minute stadium tour, which will not only take you down to the field, but also into the Dodger Dugout and the exclusive Lexus Dugout Club, as well as the Vin Scully Press Box.
With the Staples Center often referred to as being the best sports and entertainment center in the world, this is a must-visit for any sports enthusiasts visiting LA. The Staples Center is home to four professional sports franchises, and these are the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Spark. Some of the upcoming sporting events that you are still able to buy tickets for include the LA Kings vs the Columbus Blue Jackets, the LA Lakers vs the Houston Rockets, and the finals of the 2016 League of Legends World Championship.
With plenty of sunshine throughout the year, LA makes for a fantastic golfing destination, and there are many different courses to choose from. The Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course is quite famous as it was featured in the movie Swingers, while the Rancho Park Golf Course is another popular one thanks to its incredibly thoughtful design. One of the most scenic courses in LA is the Los Verdes Golf Course, which offers a cliff-top view of the ocean, and, if you time your game correctly, you will be able to enjoy the sun setting behind Catalina Island.
Los Angeles loves its sports, and there is no shortage of activities for people to get involved in. From a golf game that offers panoramic views of the ocean to a tour of the Dodgers Stadium, be sure to make the most of all of LA’s sporting opportunities the next time you are visiting.