When you are staying in Los Angeles for a conference, you will be itching to get outside the stuffy office buildings and soak up some of that California sun. The good news is there are lots of opportunities to make that happen. Grab your sunglasses and get ready!
Get a group together and head to Dockweiler State Beach along with some firewood, grilling sticks, and prepared food to have a bonfire and grill out. You might need a rental car to get here but it is a great way to relax and watch the sunset.
Alternatively, you can rent a bike from one of many rental shops like Venice Boardwalk Bike Rental or Santa Monica Bike Center. There are lots of trails on the beach and beyond to explore. Take your time and stop along the way to take pictures or pop in to restaurants for a bite to eat or drink.
An hour from mainland California is beautiful Catalina Island. Charter a boat and sail to the island on a down day. The snorkeling around the island is fantastic and if you really want to opt for a weekend away, you can stay overnight on the island. Another idea to get on the water and blow off some pent up energy is paddle boarding. Head to any beachfront community and pick up a paddle board rental and set out to sea.
One of the most unique US National Parks is Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert. Set out to this destination and clear your mind while taking in some of the natural beauty that makes California truly special.