Tough Mudder Los Angeles is waiting. Are you up for the challenge? Get ready for a test of wills and courage on April 9 & 10, 2022. Then, gear up for your next adventure with five kickass things to do near San Bernardino and Los Angeles.
- Take in San Bernardino National Forest
From hiking, fishing, and horseback riding to simply soaking in nature’s beauty, San Bernardino National Forest is just 30 minutes from Glen Helen Raceway and features stunning natural views. While you’re there, take a load off and drive along the stunning Rim of the World Highway, but keep an eye out for those twists, turns, and rubbernecking tourists.
- Explore Downtown Los Angeles
There’s a lot to unpack here. You could easily spend days exploring L.A. but we recommend starting downtown and catching views (not feelings) at Spire 73 Bar in the InterContinental Hotel, the tallest rooftop bar in the western hemisphere. And if you’re feeling snacky on a Sunday, Smorgaburg L.A. is it: an open-air market featuring hundreds of vendors cooking up mouthwatering cuisine from around the world.
- Cruise the Marvin Braude Bike Trail (The Strand)
Life’s a beach. The Strand stretches along 22 miles of scenic beachfront from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica Pier at the historic Route 66 “End of The Trail” marker. From there, the day is yours – from relaxing by the water, to indulging in delicious fresh-caught seafood, to soaking up the culture at the Getty Villa Museum. Can’t beat free admission.
- Say Hey to The Hollywood Sign
If you didn’t catch a glimpse of the Hollywood sign, were you even in L.A.? We’ll do you one better. Head to Griffith Park and push yourself with three skill level options to make the 8.8-mile hike up Mt. Hollywood Trail, where you’ll get up close and personal with all 45 feet’s worth. And because star-studded Santa Monica Boulevard is just below, it’s the perfect chance to cruise down those palm tree-flocked avenues to your next destination. Unreal city views on Mulholland Drive? Hell. Yes.
- Make Time for a Side Adventure to Palm Springs
Staying a while? Just one hour east of San Bernardino (add 50 more minutes if starting in Los Angeles) lies a modern-day Eden: Palm Springs, known for hot springs perfect for soothing sore mud run muscles. Take a leisurely day of shopping, golf, and downtown exploration to gear up for your next adventure.