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Muscle Beach Venice: Our most recommended tours and activities

LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Guided Bike or eBike Tour

1. LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Guided Bike or eBike Tour

Enjoy the best of Los Angeles with this two hour guided bike tour that begins in Santa Monica near the famous Santa Monica Pier! Take in the ocean breezes, visit the historic Venice Canals, ride through Marina del Rey, take pictures with the Art Walls, and explore Muscle Beach. The sunny California weather makes this tour a fun and beautiful experience for culture enthusiasts and history buffs. Our guides will provide you with fun facts, surprising secrets, and photo opportunities while you soak in the beauty of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Upgrade your tour to an electric bike for an easier ride! This guided tour takes about 3 hours and is perfect for families, friend groups, couples, and solo riders! Get the local feel while you learn on this relaxed ride! Attachments like tag-a-longs and trailers are not permitted on this tour. Upgrade to a pedal assist eBike (16+) to boost your ride!

Los Angeles: Private Ferrari Drive or Ride Tour

2. Los Angeles: Private Ferrari Drive or Ride Tour

Take in Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and the iconic Hollywood sign in classic Hollywood glamour on a city tour in a glamorous red Ferrari. Choose to either drive or take a back seat as you spin past Los Angeles' most iconic landmarks. Start your tour near the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hop in the Ferrari for the ride of your life. Whether you choose to drive or ride, you'll be accompanied by a tour guide/instructor throughout the tour. For the 20-minute tour, focus on areas around West Hollywood including Dolby Theatre, TLC Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and lively entertainment around Hollywood. For the 30-minute tour, get to experience higher-up, beautiful views of Los Angeles from the mountainsides. If seeing the Hollywood Sign is on your bucket list, choose the 50-minute tour for a drive right up to the sign with no windows or obstructed views. Stop for a quick photo op before returning to Hollywood. On the 75-minute tour, explore the mega-mansions and luxury stores where the stars live and shop. On the 4-hour tour, explore the city's best beaches until you find the perfect place for you and your group to relax. Some of the beach choices include, but are not limited to, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Muscle Beach.

Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice eBike Tour

3. Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice eBike Tour

Discover the vibrant spirit of Los Angeles in the most exciting way possible with our thrilling electric bicycle tour through the enchanting neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Venice. Get ready for an adventure that combines the thrill of cycling with the laid-back beach vibes of California. Buckle up and hop on one of our eye-catching Pedego electric bicycles, specially designed for a relaxing ride under the warm Los Angeles sun. Feel the wind in your hair as you embark on a journey that takes you off the beaten path, revealing hidden treasures and immersing you in the true essence of this iconic city. Your adventure begins along the world-renowned Santa Monica beach, where you'll pedal (or not) alongside the glistening waves. Marvel at the charming Marion Davies Guesthouse and venture under the iconic Santa Monica Pier for a truly unique perspective. It's an experience that only the adventurous few get to enjoy! As you continue through the vibrant streets of Venice, prepare to be captivated by the iconic Venice Canals. Glide through this picturesque haven, where charming bridges and tranquil waterways create a mesmerizing atmosphere straight out of a dream. Our expert guides will regale you with fascinating tales about the local art scene, architectural wonders, and the rich history that has shaped this captivating area. What sets our tour apart is the freedom to customize your ride. Choose to pedal at your own pace using the smooth-shifting 6 gears, or tap into the power of the electric motor for an effortlessly exhilarating journey. And if you're feeling adventurous, why not combine both for the ultimate biking experience? Safety is paramount, which is why our bikes are equipped with state-of-the-art disc brakes, ensuring a secure and comfortable ride throughout. Extend your adventure along the famed Venice Boardwalk, a breathtaking 26-mile bike path also known as the Marvin Braude path. Here, vibrant graffiti walls come to life, showcasing the incredible street art culture of Los Angeles. Our guides will reveal the fascinating stories behind these urban masterpieces, making sure you don't miss a single detail. And of course, feel free to pause for those Insta-worthy snapshots, creating memories that will make your friends green with envy!

LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

4. LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

Discover what makes Santa Monica and Venice Beach such alluring beach destinations by going on a bike ride led by a tour guide. Begin your tour in Santa Monica and start pedaling your way along the iconic Santa Monica beach bike path. Get the chance to see Santa Monica Pier and Palisades Park. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Californian coast. Make your way towards Venice Beach, most recognized as the birthplace of skateboarding. See the famous Venice Canals, the boardwalk, and Muscle Beach. Take in the architecture, sculptures, and West Coast graffiti walls that have become a source of expression for world-renowned street artists. Visit hidden treasures often missed and overlooked as your tour guide provides insightful information about the culture, communities, and history of the area.

Venice Beach : French guided walking tour

5. Venice Beach : French guided walking tour

The Venice Beach boardwalk, the canals, Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach's trendiest street and the pedestrian streets of Venice Beach. In a few words, this is what you will discover accompanied by a French tour guide in small groups (10 people max.) There's never a dull moment in Venice Beach, with bodybuilders training at Muscle Beach, surfers on the lookout for waves and skaters spending hours at California's most famous skatepark. Atmosphere guaranteed! Abbot Kinney, who founded Venice Beach in 1905, had fallen in love with Venice and wanted to bring the romanticism of the Italian city to California, with the canals add a touch of authenticity. The architecture of the houses is very different from that of the Italian peninsula, but in a completely different genre: from Californian-style bungalows to contemporary glass houses and extravagant mini-castles. Venice Beach's trendiest street. A few years ago, Abbot Kinney was still an unfrequented street, but now it's been dubbed "America's coolest street". Lined with chic boutiques and concept stores, Google and Snapchat have set up offices nearby, driving up the price per square meter. The pedestrian streets of Venice Beach, just a few blocks from the famous Abbot Kinney, pedestrian-only streets reveal some of Venice Beach's prettiest homes and cottages. A haven of peace!

Los Angeles: Make The Most of LA Private Tour

6. Los Angeles: Make The Most of LA Private Tour

This is an example of your private customizable highlights tour. Meet your guide and get comfortable in a new, climate controlled vehicle. You'll begin with a brief drive to the beautiful neighborhood of Venice Beach. Once a seaside resort town, this surfer’s paradise is crisscrossed with canals, just like its Italian namesake. Venice is the center of counterculture in LA and is home to some of its most eclectic and bohemian residents. Stroll down the vibrant Venice Boardwalk and enjoy its street vendors, artists and performers as you learn about the birth of skateboarding and surfing culture and make your way towards the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Along the way, you will see the "Baywatch" headquarters, Muscle Beach, pass by the local Freak Show and let the laid-back ambiance of Venice Beach wash over you. Next, head to Santa Monica to learn about its interesting history. On the iconic pier, you will be dazzled by the local flavor of live music, laughing children, happy travelers and carnival noises which will heighten your senses and you will quickly come to understand why this is such a beloved part of the city. Try your luck at one of the carnival games and feel instantly transported back in time. Finally, snap a photo beneath the landmark sign and say you made it to the end of the historic Route 66. After a leisurely lunch, now it's time to glitz it up in the center of cosmopolitan LA. Your group will cruise by La Cienega’s restaurant row and see some of the world's most famous restaurants. View legendary institutions like the Saban Theater, home to many famous plays, musical events and filmed television segments from shows such as "Glee." Along the way, you'll cruise the Miracle Mile and see some of LA County Museum of Art outdoor exhibits. Right next door, the group will behold the wonder that is the La Brea Tar Pits - a natural pit of tar that has trapped prehistoric animals and now displays their large, dinosaur like fossils throughout the park. As you make your way into Hollywood, you will pass notable locations including the iconic Hollywood sign. Count stars on the Walk of Fame. Fit your hands into the impressions of legendary actors at Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater. Don't forget to strike a pose at the Dolby Theater, where the Oscars are held. Now cruise down Sunset Blvd. See iconic venues of famous rock stars such as the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Ramones, Aerosmith and more. The day will wrap up scoping out the homes of the stars in glamorous Beverly Hills. Join your guide and walk the grounds of a billion dollar estate, Greystone Manor. Drive past impressive estates such as the Playboy Mansion, the homes of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Simon Cowell and more. The journey will end on a high note with a visit to the premier shopping spot in America: 90210's Rodeo Drive.

Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

7. Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

Discover some of California’s coolest and most laid-back spots on this Segway tour through Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Learn to ride the incredible Segway® Personal Transporter and glide along the world famous Santa Monica and Venice Boardwalks for an unforgettable experience. See the historic Santa Monica Pier, the stunning seaside real estate, and the chic galleries along Ocean Front Walk, before making a stop at the California Heritage Museum. From there, glide along to the eclectic enclave of Venice, laid out by developer Abbot Kinney as a fantasy replica of the northern Italian city. Today Venice is home to a thriving underground arts scene, an active beach community and a ton of bohemian charm. Check out street performers and some of the area’s truly unique architecture, or stop into one of the area’s many art galleries. Let's just say there is no place quite like Venice Beach and our professional tour guides ensure you experience a scenic tour and soak up some glorious California sunshine.

Los Angeles: Venice Beach Food Tour with Tastings

8. Los Angeles: Venice Beach Food Tour with Tastings

Embark on a culinary adventure through the vibrant streets of Venice Beach, where the tantalizing scents of global cuisine mingle with the salty ocean breeze. You’ll meet your seasoned guide at The Cow’s End, which serves up refreshing coconut acai bowls that will leave you energized and ready for adventure. From there, you’ll wind through 11 other hotspots, including four additional eateries. Sink your teeth into the tender, slow-cooked beef of a barbacoa torta at Minor Figures. Pick up a sizzling smash-burger at The Win-Dow, and round it out with a frosty scoop of ice cream that will transport you to a world of creamy bliss. In between bites, you’ll explore iconic SoCal sites like Muscle Beach, the skate park, and the Venice Canals, where you can snap Insta-worthy photos to share with family and friends. Join us on this tantalizing food tour through Venice Beach, where every bite tells a story and each flavor leaves an indelible memory.

Los Angeles: Beach E-Bike Tour to Santa Monica and Back!

9. Los Angeles: Beach E-Bike Tour to Santa Monica and Back!

Ride in style from the Redondo Beach Pier to the Santa Monica Pier and back on a single charge! This is a fun, self-guided e-bike tour. Enjoy stops in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Venice Beach along the way. Our friendly team will give you suggestions on where to visit up and down the coast along the beach bike path on your self-guided tour. Come to our shop at the top level of the Redondo Beach Pier parking structure. There is plenty of parking with flexible time limits and we are right on the beach bike path. You will receive an orientation to the electric bike to make sure you are comfortable. Our e-bikes are comfortable, high-quality beach cruisers built by the Electric Bike Company. Helmets, locks are included. Liability waiver required prior to riding. Follow our suggested itinerary and digital map or create your own beach adventure! - Explore the variety of sights and activities at the Redondo Pier and waterfront before or after your ride. - Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza - this is your starting point to explore the beach volleyball and surfing scene - Manhattan Beach Pier and Roundhouse Aquarium - El Porto Beach - Dockweiler Beach: El Segundo to Playa Del Rey - Marina Del Rey and Ballona Creek - Venice Beach Boardwalk & Muscle Beach - Venice Beach Canals - Santa Monica Beach - Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

LA: West Side Guided Film Locations Tour

10. LA: West Side Guided Film Locations Tour

Discover where popular films were shot in LA's beachside cities like Santa Monica and Venice on this guided tour. Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off at your desired location and go in depth into your favorite films with your private guide.  Meet your guide and begin a tour that focus on the films that excite you the most. Pick the sights that you want to see from a list of some of the best films of all time. Skip seeing movie spots from films you haven't seen or don't like by creating your dream list. Board a climate-controlled car for this intimate experience that is tailored specifically to your interests. Select from a long list of blockbuster spots including: ·     The Dude's apartment from 'The Big Lebowski·     Fletch's apartment from Fletch·     Trax Record Store from Pretty in Pink·     The Firehouse Diner from 'Speed·     the house from 'The Golden Girls · and Rydell High from Grease. But no stars' homes. I promise a Kardashian-free experience. Plus, we'll get out and take pictures. Don't zip by the places you traveled all the way to Los Angeles to see. If you visit Rydell High from Grease and want to pose in a leather jacket or Pink Ladies skirt then do it. Feel free to bring costumes and props; let your imagination go nuts. Have the option of ending your tour by returning to your pickup point or being dropped off somewhere else on the tour to continue your movie immersion. Ideally, it's great to hit a bar or restaurant that's also a movie location so you can get some extra time to check it out. 

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based on 22 reviews

This was an excellent tour! Barb was knowledgeable, laid back with a great manner for this tour. We try to do bike tours any time we travel and this one did not disappoint. Great way to combine the great outdoors, some exercise and some sightseeing. The bikes were in fantastic condition and we would highly recommend !

Our family had so much fun exploring Santa Monica and Venice beach by Segway. The tour guides were very good and knowledgeable and made it really interesting for us and our two teenage kids.

Such a fun tour with our experienced guide Barb, who told great stories, gave clear directions and kept us safe.

Amazing tour! You get to see everything and Barb really knows her stuff. A lot of photo opps and fun facts.

Chris and Barb were the nicest people ever. Chris was an incredible guide and we had a blast on the tour!