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Catch A Star In The Making With VIP Seats At These All-American Sports Games

By Veronica Fil

With eleven pro sports teams, landmark arenas and magnificent weather all year round, Los Angeles offers endless opportunities to get your sporting fix. To kick off your LA wanderlust, we've teamed up with LA Tourism and have curated eight unmissable sporting experiences to tick off your bucket list—so let’s get physical.

Hit Up The State-Of-The-Art SoFi Stadium

Stadium setting.

Seating a whopping 70,240 footy fans, this epic stadium is the home of the NFL's Rams and Chargers. Get up close to all the action with one of their on-field fan experiences, or catch all the magic from the bleachers. The stadium's upcoming events include the 2026 World Cup, the 2027 Super Bowl and the summer Olympics in 2028—get booking stat.

Catch A Game At Crypto.com Arena

Downtown LA's Crypto.com Arena is the home of the Lakers, the Clippers, the NHL Kings and the WNBA Sparks. Of course, there's loads of buzz around the Lakers—one of the most famous NBA teams in the country—whose former players include Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and the late Kobe Bryant (a statue of whom was just unveiled at Star Plaza outside the arena). Attend a game at Crypto.com Arena, and you might just witness a new basketball legend in the making. 

Get A Sweat On At The Los Angeles Athletic Club

Luxe swimming pool with person swimming.

In the centre of downtown LA is the Los Angeles Athletic Club—a historic hotel and private members club dedicated to the “pursuit of health-giving amusement”. Here, this takes the form of indoor team sports and relaxing fitness activities such as tai chi, kickboxing, pilates and synchronised swimming. While a membership is typically required to use the facilities, hotel guests receive access as part of their stay. 

Watch Major League Baseball 

When we think of American sport, two things come to mind—Travis Kelce and baseball. LA is home to major league baseball team the Dodgers—with its own dedicated stadium. Dodgers Stadium is one of the most historic ballparks in America, dating back to 1962. The stadium offers great family-friendly entertainment options, with exclusive tours operating year-round in between the games. 

See Championship-Winning Soccer Teams

More of a soccer fan than a footy head? LA's championship-winning Major League soccer teams include the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), LA Galaxy and Angel City FC. Hit BMO Stadium (next to the LA Memorial Coliseum) to see the LAFC and Angel City FC play, or visit Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson to see The Galaxy in action.

Learn To Surf At Venice Beach 

Photo of Venice Beach.

Experience a different side to LA away from the hustle of the city and sign up for a 2-hour surf lessons at Aqua Surf School. Led by a certified instructor, classes include wetsuits and all the basics to get you started safely—plus they're open to all ages. While Venice Beach can get a little crowded, beginners needn’t be shy; as one of the most eccentric places to go in LA, people will be too busy watching the street performers, bodybuilders and local drumming circle to notice you falling off your board. 

Glide Across The Rink At LA Kings Valley Ice Centre 

This public ice rink is packed with activities, from freestyle and figure skating to ice hockey and ‘broomball’—a casual, just as competitive style of ice hockey that swaps skates and sticks for sneakers and brooms. There are private lessons available, dedicated practice times for skaters of every level and extended opening hours from 6am to 12am daily. Before leaning into your Kristi Yamaguchi moment, we recommend checking online for available sessions. 

Pick Up Slick Streetwear And Sports Gear

Before you hit the game, explore one of LA's myriad shopping spots where the shelves are lined with streetwear, vintage gear and exclusive merch. Our recommendations? Dover Street Market for celeb spotting and fits worn by your fave stars, and Dodger Stadium's Top Of The Park for classic baseball merch.

Ready to plan your star-studded adventure to LA? Chase those unscripted moments and unforgettable experiences that you can only find in Tinseltown—and find your perfect itinerary with LA Tourism.

Editor’s note: this article was produced in partnership with LA Tourism. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here

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