Must Do: Sail the Santa Monica Bay


Fresh air, the open water, and the same view of the coastline (minus the Ferris wheel) that Juan RodrĂ­guez Cabrillo had in 1542.

How to do it: Charter a boat, like the 40-foot wooden ketch Nirvana, for the day from Free Spirit Sailing Adventures. A trip for two runs $150 per hour (two-hour minimum).