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 Rodríguez 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).