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Air Combat U.S.A.

230 N. Dale Pl., Fullerton, CA, 92833

800-522-7590

We’re sure that having a pilot’s license is grand, but getting one seems so, well, involved—the trips to the airport, the exams, and all those hours spent sealed in the sort of wobbly craft…

Website: http://aircombatusa.com/

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All About…

PO BOX 79172, Los Angeles, CA, 90079

213-999-5067

The Los Angeles Conservancy’s “Last Remaining Seats” series isn’t the only way to support our grand old movie palaces.

Website: http://www.lahtf.org

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Balboa Island Ferry

410 S. Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA, 92662

The trip takes less than five minutes, the boat itself is a handful of planks lashed together, and you could simply use the nearby bridge…

Website: http://www.balboaislandferry.com

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E. Waldo Ward

273 E. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91024

800-355-9273

Before all the tract houses, there were oranges, millions of oranges. At the end of the 19th century, the San Gabriel Valley was booming with agriculture…

Website: http://waldoward.com/

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E. Waldo Ward & Son

273 E. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91024

626-355-1218

Long before the movie industry defined Los Angeles, oranges were our most famous export…

Website: http://www.waldoward.com/

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Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture Tour

., Los Angeles, CA, 90005

On the Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture Tour hosted by Urban Adventures, Summer Davis guides as many as 12 people at a time on a stroll through Koreatown as well as Little Armenia and Thai Town

Website: http://www.urbanadventures.com

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Fun and Educational Places to Go with Kids and Adults in Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

With more than 1,800 things to do and see, Susan Peterson’s Fun and Educational Places to Go with Kids and Adults in Southern California has the competition beat on volume alone…

Website: http://funplaces.com

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Highland Park Heritage Trust Tour

PO Box 50894, Los Angeles, CA, 90050

Meet in Sycamore Grove Park by the Sousa-Hiner Bandshell (where both bandleaders performed) for the Highland Park Heritage Trust Tour.

Website: http://www.hpht.org/tour.html

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Historic Core tour

523 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90014

213-623-2489

For architecture lovers the Los Angeles Conservancy’s “Historic Core tour” is a Saturday must…

Website: http://laconservancy.org/

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Historic Downtown Walking Tour

532 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA, 90189

Since 1978, the Los Angeles Conservancy has been preserving the city’s history one Walker & Eisen building at a time.The nonprofit offers a slew of excursions, but its Historic Downtown Walking Tour will have you looking at the city’s core in a new way.

Website: http://www.laconservancy.org

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Historic North Hollywood Tour

21031 Ventura Blvd., Suite 419, Los Angeles, CA, 91364

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is still at the idea stage. For now there’s the Historic North Hollywood Tour.

Website: http://www.themuseumsfv.org

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Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes

6708 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

Once you get used to wearing a headset for Red Line Tours’ Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes stroll, you’ll appreciate being able to hear your guide above the din of Hollywood Boulevard.

Website: http://www.redlinetours.com

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Los Angeles Urban Adventures

1896 El Cerrito Place, Los Angeles, CA, 90068

323.300.5370

While our city makes it possible to get tastes of the world, let’s face it: There are some restaurants where a chaperon—or just a translator—would be beneficial.

Website: http://www.losangelesurbanadventures.com

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Robinson Helicopter

2901 Airport Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90505

The largest commercial helicopter factory in the world is sandwiched between strip malls along PCH and a tiny municipal airport in Torrance

Website: http://www.robinsonheli.com/

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Santa Cruz Island

1691 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura, CA, 93001

805-642-1393

On the boat trip out in summer, it isn’t uncommon to see a whale breaching, and once a visitor sets foot on Santa Cruz Island, about the only sound to be heard is birdsong…

Website: http://www.islandpackers.com/

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Tour du Jour

9663 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

310-659-2929

The five-year-old company will sweep them away in a Jaguar Vanden Plas, Cadillac Escalade, or perhaps, if they’re the sort who enjoy being more than a little conspicuous, a blindingly white 1992 Cadillac limousine with blue velour interior…

Website: http://tourdujour.net/

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