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Echo Park Lake: Swan Pedal Boat Rental

1. Echo Park Lake: Swan Pedal Boat Rental

Don’t miss out on a unique way to explore Echo Park Lake by booking this swan pedal boat rental with added perks. Rated one of the best activities in Los Angeles, pedal boats are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and have been voted one of the top 10 things to do in LA. Perfect for romantic dates or a family outing, you'll explore Los Angeles' renowned Echo Park Lake on an iconic swan pedal boat. The swan pedal boats are easy to maneuver and are great fun for families and friends. See the famous Echo Park fountain, learn about Echo Park Lake's rich history while playing the included find and seek trivia game on your phone, or just sit back and relax with views of the beautiful LA skyline.

Marina Del Rey: Kayak and Paddleboard Tour with Sea Lions

2. Marina Del Rey: Kayak and Paddleboard Tour with Sea Lions

Start your tour at Mother's Beach. Your guide will provide information about the local environment and marine life, kayaking/paddle-boarding techniques, and safety while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of Los Angeles boaters realm. Then board your kayaks and paddle towards the main channel of the Marina. On the way, observe the beautiful and extraordinary boats. Begin your search for sea lions, birds, dolphins, and other marine life.

Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

3. Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

Get as close as possible to the Hollywood Sign on this LA sightseeing tour. Hike to the Hollywood Sign and go directly below and behind the world’s most famous sign for the ultimate photo shoot. Stage the perfect Hollywood sign photos, and immerse yourself in the best views of Los Angeles. Meet your guide and embark on the official Hollywood Sign hike, perfect for those looking for exercise, sunshine, LA history, celebrity sightings, and incredible memories to last a lifetime. Follow your guide around the Hollywood sign, learning the history of this world-renowned film industry along the way. Allow your guide to help you stage stunning photos for Instagram, and get a bird's eye view over the film studios of Warner Bros, Disney, and Universal Studios. Keep your eyes peeled for top LA filming locations in Griffith Park, the backdrop for such classics as Rebel Without a Cause, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, La La Land, Batman, Back to the Future, Terminator, Adele’s recent comeback concert, and more. Plus, catch a glimpse of the Forest Lawn Mausoleum, the final resting place for many top Hollywood celebrities. Be regaled with Hollywood History and Tinseltown trivia while ensuring a safe and exciting climb. To cap it all off, your Hollywood Sign Tour will take you behind the Hollywood Sign, arriving at a scenic overlook with the best views in all of Los Angeles. Once you’ve taken photos behind the world-famous Hollywood Sign and admired the stunning views of Hollywood Reservoir and Los Angeles, walk down to continue your Los Angeles sightseeing.

Venice Beach: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

4. Venice Beach: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

Meet your guide at Venice Beach, one of the most famous and lively beaches in California. Take part in a 2-hour group surfing lesson which is ideal for everyone from beginners (even first timers!) to upper intermediate levels.  Start the lesson by getting geared up with the wetsuits and surfboards. Head down to the sand with your group of 5-6 fellow students. Spend the first 30-40 minutes training on the beach and learning all the important aspects of surfing. Your professional certified instructors will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end the land lesson with the most important part - safety. After that, enjoy 40 minutes with an instructor(s) in the ocean getting coaching and helpful pushes. The remaining time will be yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. After the class, an instructor will lead you to an outdoor public shower where you will be able to rinse off. Don't worry about your belongings, as you will be able to leave everything locked in the surf school van. 

California Highlights Express: 3-Day Tour from Los Angeles

5. California Highlights Express: 3-Day Tour from Los Angeles

This 3-day tour includes highlights of the Golden State, such as Santa Barbara, Solvang, the famous Pacific Coast Highway, Carmel, San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park. Day 1: Monday Departing north, travel along the spectacular and scenic California Coast to Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community, and browse the local shops. Your trip continues along Highway 1 through Big Sur to charming Carmel, home to actor Clint Eastwood. Enjoy some free time to stroll through town before heading on to Silicon Valley for overnight. Overnight: Santa Clara – La Quinta Inn & Suites Day 2: Tuesday See for yourself why San Francisco is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Start your day at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise on the world famous San Francisco Bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island. Visit Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch and a peek at the sea lions before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, and the magnificent Nob Hill neighborhood, home to the rich and famous. The tour ends with a night view of the city from the Bay Bridge. Overnight: Modesto – Best Western Palm Court Inn (In Winter: Monterey/Holiday Inn hotel) Day 3: Wednesday Today’s route goes through farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200 square mile wonderland of forests, lakes, and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and the Half Dome before walking to the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach the highest waterfalls in North America, the 730-meter-high Yosemite Falls. In the winter, depart south to route no 1, for a visit to the world famous Hearst Castle, built by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst. Tour the famous house filled with antiques and see why the castle served as a playground for the rich and famous for the first half of the 20th century.

Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

6. Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

See stunning views of Los Angeles on a guided hike to Griffith Park and a tour of the Griffith Observatory Museum. Get your heart pumping on a hike, see famous filming locations, and see thousands of stars from the Griffith Observatory. Begin your tour with a 3.6-mile hike up to the highest peak in Griffith Park with a local guide. As you hike, take in jaw-dropping views of Los Angeles. Hear incredible tales of Hollywood history. Make multiple stops for Instagram photos, bathroom breaks, and visits to famous filming locations. Finish your hike at the grounds of the world-famous Griffith Observatory Museum. Once you’ve snagged some beautiful panoramic views of Los Angeles from the summit, walk over to an overlook to snag a picture-perfect shot of the Hollywood Sign. Finally, head over to the Griffith Observatory and wrap up your Los Angeles tour with a grand finale of (literal) stars, unforgettable views, and memories to last a lifetime.

Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson

7. Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson

Experience a fully private surf lesson which is great for people who have always wanted to learn to surf or who just want to improve their surf game.  Even first-timers are welcome to join and with a private tour, you'll be able to learn at your own pace.  Learn from your professional certified instructor, who will help make you more comfortable on the surfboard and in the water. This lesson will meet in the world famous Venice Beach, where people of all ages gather to enjoy the beautiful Southern California sun and surf. Before your lesson, get outfitted with a wet suit and surfboard before heading down to the beach. Depending on your level, either go straight to the line up with the instructor or have an extended training session on the sand as you learn all the important aspects of surfing. Your instructor will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end the land lesson with the most important part - safety. After that, spend the remaining time with the instructor in the ocean. After the class, follow the instructor to an outdoor public shower where you will be able to rinse off. This private lesson can be booked for 1 or 2 people and basic swimming skills are required in order to join. You don't need to worry about your belongings, which will be securely stored in the locked surf school van. If you've always been interested in surfing and you prefer a private, customized experience, then this is the lesson for you!

Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

8. Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

See iconic locations from your favorite films and television shows on this guided hike that takes you above Los Angeles. Start your tour at Franklin's Cafe and Market in Los Feliz, a neighborhood that’s home to celebrities and hopefuls. On this 2-hour tour you’ll pass the Greek Theater before heading off the paved road and into the LA wilderness. Take a short, steep path that rewards with stunning views of the city in all directions. During the half-hour hike you’ll ascend the equivalent of 12 flights of stairs at a leisurely pace, making frequent stops to admire the views and hear about the history of this place. As you approach the Griffith Observatory, the iconic Hollywood sign will come into view and provide a spectacular backdrop for your photos! The Griffith Observatory is an Art Deco masterpiece that is considered the hood ornament of Los Angeles. After the tour you have the option of entering the building (free of charge) or to take the short hike back with your guide.

Santa Monica: Full Day Bike Rental

9. Santa Monica: Full Day Bike Rental

Rent a bike for the day and see Santa Monica from a very special perspective. Choose between a comfort bike or a city bike and follow the famous Santa Monica beach bike path. Enjoy unparalleled views of the west coast and take in this unique atmosphere.  See this top beach destination at your own comfortable pace and enjoy views of Santa Monica Pier. You are free to use the bike from the time the store opens to the time it closes. For your safety and security, you will be provided with helmets and locks. The high-quality bikes are kept up-to-date so you know you will be riding a bike that is safe and comfortable.

Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Tour - Express

10. Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Tour - Express

Get directly below the world’s most famous sign for breathtaking views. At just 90 minutes, this tour is your perfect introduction to Los Angeles. You can enjoy this experience before or after a day at Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, or another great LA tour. Set off for lots of sunshine, fresh air, celebrity sightings, LA history, and incredible memories to last a lifetime. See the very best of this iconic area on a lovely 90-minute guided walking tour fit for travelers of all ages. Plus, your LA tour guide will help you stage the perfect Hollywood Sign photos. On this guided walk, you'll take in spectacular views of Los Angeles. Pick up insights into city life past and present from your local Los Angeles Tour guide. Get up close and personal with top LA filming locations in Griffith Park, where titles such as Rebel Without a Cause, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, La La Land, Batman, Back to the Future, and Terminator, were filmed.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

I booked this tour as a birthday present for my boyfriend. We had such a fun time. I highly recommend. Although the listing says that this tour could be with up to 6 people, we were the only 2 people on our tour with two surf instructors/organizers. They picked us up at our Airbnb and drove us out to a couple view points along the Malibu coast, including a walk out on the Malibu pier where we were able to grab a coffee. Since we are very much beginners, we headed to a quieter surf spot farther up the coast where the hosts gave us some surf tips and gave us wetsuits and surfboards. We had about 2 hours of surfing before lunch (hot dogs, chips, soda/water). They kindly were even able to accommodate my dietary restrictions (gluten free) and also had vegetarian options if needed. We were able to shower off at the beach and then headed back to our Airbnb in Venice. It was such a unique experience (we loved the van) and we had so much fun!

Maryam was the best tour guide / host ever❤️! She was very informative & patient! She explained everything to us in detail and made the tour very enjoyable! She also offered us waters and finger snacks to keep us hydrated and in good shape along the way! Me and my boyfriend loved this tour so much and would recommend Maryam as a host to anyone! ❤️

Nice and relaxing experience. You pretty much control your experience lots of freedom with the boat. Good to chill and have a nice combo or just chill and float for a while. The ducks don’t really bother you either. Took some time to get the boat steering down but we figured it out haha.

Very exciting. Thanks to kind guides, i had a good time. That was my first surfing. My surfing starting is very good. I maybe try to surf anywhere. If i travel to LA again, i will register this class. Thank you for all.

Nice hike. Wasn’t too hard and our tour guide Stevie Tea was great. Very conversational and personable. We got very close and had some great pics. Stevie also took some good pics with his camera skills!