5 Budget-Friendly Activities to Do Together in Southern California

January flew by so fast and now, February is already here! How did that happen so quickly? With the arrival of February, a certain holiday also comes around - Valentine’s Day. For some, this specific day is full of love, flowers, and chocolate, but for others, it is just another day. We believe that Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to only be about couples. We celebrate Valentine’s Day by doing things together. Spending time with loved ones is what Valentine’s Day is all about, regardless of the time being spent with your parent, sibling, or significant other. Whether or not you are in a relationship, we have compiled a list of 5 budget-friendly activities to do together in Southern California.

Sea Kayaking in La Jolla Sea Kayaking in La Jolla
If you’re feeling adventurous, take a guided sea kayaking tour in beautiful La Jolla to check out the sea caves. Grab a tandem kayak for you and a friend, explore the pristine area, and say hello to the sea creatures. You are in for an awesome experience.

Biking Riding on the Strand in Los Angeles Bike Riding on the Strand in Los Angeles
Take the scenic route and go for an easy bike ride along the coastal strand. The Marvin Braude Bike Trail (the strand) is a 22-mile bike path that connects many of L.A.’s best beaches and offers a nice flat ride. Delicious restaurants border the strand if you want to grab some food or drinks. Grab your best friend and some bikes and enjoy the view of the coast as well as great people watching.

Hiking Potato Rock in San Diego Hiking to Potato Chip Rock in San Diego
If you’re looking for a more active activity to get that heart pumping, visit the iconic Potato Chip Rock in Northern San Diego. Potato Chip Rock via Mount Woodson trail is a 7.5 mile out and back trail located near Poway, California that features views of a beautiful lake. The trail is rated as moderate. There is a great scenic route leading up to a unique rock, jutting out over a great view that looks like a thin potato chip. Take your friends up the trail, catch an awesome view, and snap a photo or two. It will be an awesome experience to celebrate a day of 'togetherness'.

Malibu Family Wines and Safari Wine tasting at Malibu Family Wines and Safari
Do you love wine and being around animals? Then this is the place for you! Located in the hills above Agoura Hills lies a 1,000-acre winery that is home to a safari. Taste some wine, pet some giraffes, and enjoy the wild landscape of the area. There’s nothing better than tasting some wine with your best friends surrounded by nature animals along the way.

Surf Lessons with Wavehuggers in Southern California Surfing with Wavehuggers at a Southern California Beach of Your Choice
Want to learn a new skill, catch some waves, and score some laughs with your best friend? Come take a surf lesson with Wavehuggers! Our surf lessons are two hours in duration and include equipment. We come to meet you at any one of the beaches that suit your fancy throughout Southern California. Plus, we’re offering $30 off any 2-person private lesson for the entire month of February! Use coupon code: SURFTOGETHER when filling out the reservation form. Spend your Valentine’s Day catching waves and making memories.

Valentine’s Day should be about doing things together, whether you’re hanging out with a sister, parent, boyfriend, or friend. There is a myriad of things to do together in Southern California on any budget. We're obviously partial to a surfing experience, of course, so this Valentine’s Day catch a wave, learn a new skill, connect with nature, and share some laughs with friends.

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