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LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

1. LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

Enjoy a stress-free tour of LA with expert tour guides who will ensure you have an entertaining and educational day. Begin the tour in Santa Monica where you'll have the opportunity to explore the Santa Monica Pier. Your first stop will be Venice Beach, home of LA's skateboarding and surf culture. You will then be driven along Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards on your way to the ritzy Beverly Hills, where you will be given the opportunity to window shop for 30-minutes on Rodeo Drive.  Enjoy lunch at the Farmers' Market at The Grove (1 hour) - with hundreds of options to please everyone from the adventurous foodie to kids. You will then be whisked to Griffith Park where you will receive VIP curbside service and experience the best views of LA and the Hollywood Sign. Finally, try to spot the stars of your favorite Hollywood celebrities as you walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice eBike Tour

2. 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!

California Coastline Helicopter Tour

3. California Coastline Helicopter Tour

Glide through the melting sunset over the California Coastline, sweep over the Santa Monica Mountains, or get great views over the exclusive homes of the Pacific Palisades. This is a unique and thrilling 30-minute helicopter tour exploring the Los Angeles Coast. The California Coastline tour is available at any time during the day and is a must for anyone who loves the ocean. Take off from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, heading south to fly over the Santa Monica Mountains and drop down into the spectacular coastal homes of Pacific Palisades. Fly low-level along the world famous beaches of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Pier, and Venice. On your way back to the Airport, you'll fly over the new Getty Center, with its grand architecture appearing ever more dramatic from the sky.

Los Angeles: City Highlights Tour w/Cruise Terminal Transfer

4. Los Angeles: City Highlights Tour w/Cruise Terminal Transfer

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Los Angeles and see the sights from Hollywood Boulevard to Beverly Hills. Sit back and relax on board a comfortable van and listen to insightful commentary from your tour guide. After being picked up from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal or the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal (Port of San Pedro) in the morning, make your way to Exposition Park and see the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the first stadium to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in 1932 and 1984. Next, drive through Downtown Los Angeles and admire historic buildings, striking architecture, and cultural attractions. Continue past Griffith Park Observatory, a popular tourist attraction with an excellent view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Arrive at the iconic Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. Marvel at well-known highlights in the area, including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theater, where the Oscars take place, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Stop for lunch (not included) at Mel’s Diner for the ultimate 1950s dining experience and see where George Lucas filmed scenes for American Graffiti. Slip into the world of the rich and famous as you drive past the exclusive boutiques of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills. Then, drive to Santa Monica Beach along America’s most famous cross-country highway. After taking in the views at Santa Monica, head to Venice Beach and see the iconic boardwalk with its busy boutiques, street performers, artists, and fortune tellers. You have the option of being dropped off at the following locations at the end of this tour: the ship, LAX Airport, or any hotel in Long Beach, San Pedro, or Santa Monica. 

Los Angeles: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. Los Angeles: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup

Welcome to the most comprehensive city tour in Los Angeles! Begin your exciting adventure in the heart of Downtown. The first stop will be at the historic Olvera Street where one of the oldest churches in Los Angeles “The Plaza Church” is located. From there you will be transported back in time to explore the world famous Union Train Station which is known as the "Last of the Great Railway Stations." The route will continue through downtown, passing by Chinatown, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, the Civic Center, Broadway, and the city skyline. You will see the fashion district (which consists of over 1,000 stores), some film locations from famous Hollywood productions, and the Staples Center Arena before heading northwest toward Griffith Park. Griffith Park offers the best view of the city as well as the world famous Hollywood Sign; the views are simply breathtaking. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is the third major stop on this tour and is among the most popular stops in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Walk of Fame will give you the opportunity to walk among the “stars” that have made significant contributions to film, radio, television, theater, and the recording industries. The legendary Chinese theater located alongside the Hollywood Walk of Fame hosts movie premieres as well as other special events. You never know, you may be able to witness a red carpet premiere while there. After many attractions, you deserve a break. Next, you will stop at the historic Farmer's Market, which is one of the greatest places in Los Angeles to enjoy a variety of foods and beverages. "The Grove” which is located next to the Farmer's Market will not go unnoticed. You can take a ride on a historic 1950’s trolley and enjoy the features of a large center garden that includes an animated fountain with many shopping opportunities. Now that you've had time to relax and eat, you will be whisked off in the early afternoon to another world! From the Sunset Strip, you'll pass by iconic locations such as the Whisky a Go Go and the Chateau Marmont, before reaching Beverley Hills. While in Beverly Hills you will experience the charm of Rodeo Drive and may even feel like a star yourself. You'll soon see how varied and diverse this metropolis really is as you get an insight into what life is like once you've been discovered by the Hollywood Studios. Back on Sunset Boulevard heading west will bring you past the Getty Center. From there you will finally feel the breeze of the ocean. The Santa Monica Pier is a landmark of the city and has served for many backdrops in countless Hollywood films. Finally, round off a fascinating day with a nice walk along Venice Beach where you will be entertained by many different artists and showmen. “See and be seen” is the motto here. You will not be disappointed! With countless attractions in the most exciting city in the world, you will finally be brought back to your hotel or to a prearranged drop-off location by late afternoon. You won't sit on a big sightseeing bus on this tour. Capped at a maximum of 18 people, a familial atmosphere always develops during the tour. The tour makes frequent stops, allowing you to discover everything at a relaxed pace.

LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

6. 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.

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

7. Los Angeles: Beach E-Bike Ride 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

Los Angeles: Make The Most of LA Private Tour

8. 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

9. 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: The LA Highlights Tour

10. Los Angeles: The LA Highlights Tour

The Los Angeles Highlights Tour combines our Los Angeles Tour and the Los Angeles Beach Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. In 7 hours, you will see the best that the city has to offer from Hollywood, to the beaches, to Downtown Los Angeles, and more.  The tour gives provides a fun semi-private guided experience that is a great value and conducted in small groups. No other tour includes as much substantive history and fun sightseeing at a leisurely pace. In the first 3 hours of your tour, uncover the history of downtown, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. You will explore the most famous sights, including a few celebrity homes, and learn about some of the poignant moments from the glory days of Los Angeles and today. Some of the famous sites include the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Graumann's Chinese Theatre, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Dolby Theatre (Home of The Oscars), Sunset & Vine, Capitol Records, the Sunset Strip, Hollywood High School, the Viper Room, Whiskey A Go Go, the Chateau Marmont, Rodeo Dr., and many more.  On this tour you will enjoy a wide range of architectural styles. From the homes in Beverly Hills, to the iconic Staples Center, to the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Mission on Olivera Street. This tour is a great way to get to know the unique character of Los Angeles. Some of the most beloved Los Angeles landmarks are downtown, like the Central Library, US Bank Tower, and Angels Flight. The history of the area goes back to the founding of the city in 1781, and its architecture tells the story of the city's growth from the 1890s to the present, including the current trend of converting vintage office buildings into loft-style apartments and condos. Learn fascinating information about Los Angeles and the people who have made it historic. This tour features glitzy buildings with historic charm and wonderful backstories throughout, and so much more.  After the morning portion is over we take a break and head to the Los Angeles Farmer's Market for lunch where everyone can enjoy a variety of lunch options on their own. The afternoon portion of the tour features dramatic ocean views, the Santa Monica Pier, a stroll on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and a beautiful viewpoint where you can enjoy dramatic ocean views.

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What people are saying about Venice Beach Boardwalk

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,300 reviews

We took an 8-day trip to LA and this activity was fantastic. The guide, who spoke a little bit French, was extremely friendly and gave us interesting and relevant information. He has lived in the area for several years and give us his passion for his part of the world (Santa Monica/Venice). The owner was also charming. I recommend this activity to everyone! Long live this wonderful company!

I rate the tour a 5 I enjoyed it very much Collin was so informative and easy to talk to about of some of the people having side conversations over him overall he did a great job, drove the bus very well did not have any scares while he was driving. Would recommend!

Great trip, we saw everything important in LA. Alfredo, best regards from Poland. You sang Pretty Women was beautifully. 😃. little time around the observatory. But everything is great, we recommend Robert, Ewa, Paweł, Beata, Piotrek, Anna from Koszalin, Poland

Our guide was fun and very knowledgeable. She was chatty and made the day even more fun. She gave clear instructions on where and when to be picked up from for each locations.

Excellent. It was a very successful conference trip. Dennis was super friendly and sociable. Highly Recommended!