While I'm still digesting Thanksgiving dinner, some of you are already headed out for Black Friday shopping. If you're looking for great places to shop in LA, check out my Guide to Los Angeles Shopping. But let's face it. Most of us have way more stuff than we need. And even if that sweater or video game ends up being a favorite, it has a very limited lifespan. On the other hand, the memories you make sharing a once-in-a-lifetime experience, or the memories that your loved one will have of a fabulous experience you give them, last forever. An added bonus is that you can do your holiday shopping online right up to the last minute, since in most cases, there's nothing to ship. Do go ahead and get a snazzy card or box to package your confirmation email or printable voucher or certificate for that little value added touch.
A trip to LA is a pretty nice gift. Super spectacular experiences you could have while you're here include a sunset helicopter or small plane tour, a live in-air fighter pilot experience, or a private yacht charter, to name a few high end options. For the more budget minded, theme park tickets, a surfing lesson or theatre tickets to a special show are a bit more affordable.
See my expanded list of LA Experiences You Can Give.
This week, Groupon LA has discounts on sailing lessons, tandem skydiving, surfing lessons and board rental, stand-up paddleboarding, horseback riding, hydrobike rental and cooking classes, to name a few more experiences you can give.
For a vacation full of fun, Go City Cards is offering 15% off 3-7 day Go Los Angeles Cards for Black Friday from 9 pm on Thanksgiving Day through Sunday Nov 25 at 11:59 pm plus free in-city pickup with coupon code FREEUSPICKUP.