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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.

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Santa Monica and Venice 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

2. Santa Monica and Venice 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Try something new on your trip to Los Angeles and ride an electric bicycle around the neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Venice. Hop on a colorful Pedego electric bicycle for a relaxing ride in the sunshine, where you can enjoy the mild warm temperatures of Los Angeles. This 3-hour active and fun bicycle ride lets you choose whether to pedal or not, and takes you to places in the city often unreachable by car or bus. From the cushy seat of your cool comfortable Pedego beach cruiser you will ride along Santa Monica’s award-winning beach to the Marion Davies Guesthouse, Under the Santa Monica Pier, and through Venice to the Venice Canals. You will be accompanied by a storytelling guide with interesting facts about the local art, architecture, and history of the area while you soak in the sun, surf, sand, and ocean breezes. The bicycle allows you to choose your own comfort level between pedaling with 6 gears, using the electric motor power which puts the power completely in your control, or both. All bikes are equipped with state of the art disc brakes. The lithium power assist will ensure that you are never far behind. This 3-hour tour operates daily and is designed for bicycle riders aged 14 years and up who appreciate the joy of riding a bicycle with a surprisingly fun added option.

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LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

3. 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.

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Los Angeles: LA in a Day Bike Tour

4. Los Angeles: LA in a Day Bike Tour

Enjoy this rare find in Los Angeles by exploring the City of Angels on a bicycle. Experience the city in a sustainable, eco-friendly way. Begin on the legendary Route 66 in West Hollywood, then bike through iconic Beverly Hills and Bel-Air to have a taste of the extravagant and incredible palaces the Hollywood stars call home.  Then navigate your way through world-famous beach towns such as Santa Monica, Venice, and Marina Del Rey. Bike your way through Culver City where you will learn about the historic movie studios that put this city on the map.  Don’t worry, there will be time to rest with several breaks including lunch on the beach and several walking tours along the way. This comprehensive 32-mile excursion lets you enjoy the very best of Los Angeles and is definitely worth a place on your bucket list!

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Best of Los Angeles Day Tour with German-Speaking Guide

5. Best of Los Angeles Day Tour with German-Speaking Guide

On this 12-hour tour you’ll take in the highlights of Los Angeles. Your day begins with a hotel pick-up between 07:00 and 09:00, when you’ll set off with your German-speaking guide to visit some of the city’s most iconic sites. Start out in Beverly Hills and marvel at some of the multi-million-dollar homes of the rich and famous. Celebrities, movie stars, and wealthy business tycoons call this area home. Keep on the lookout for your favorite stars! Head to Rodeo Drive, one of the world‘s most exclusive shopping boulevards. Gaze in awe at the designer boutiques and glamorous stores. Next, Hollywood is calling. Visit the Walk of Fame and try to find your favorite actors from the 2,500-odd stars along the sidewalk. See the Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theater), the Chinese Theater, the Roosevelt Hotel, Mulholland Drive, and the Hollywood Bowl overlook. Continue the tour from Sunset Strip to world-famous Venice Beach, finishing up at Santa Monica Pier and the quaint Venice Canal Historic District. Depending on timing and traffic, you may have time for a stop at Century City or Santa Monica Place for a lunch break or a bit of shopping.

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Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Venice Beach

6. Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Venice Beach

Experience the melting pot of old, new, classic, and modern, mixed together to make up the iconic Venice Beach, and get a local's insight into one of America's most famous beach neighborhoods. Meet your guide at Menotti's Coffee Stop, a classic coffee shop with an old-school vibe, and start your private tour. Experience the laid-back beach culture of Venice Beach and explore the quiet streets along the Venice Canals. As you stroll, your local guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about the neighborhood. Make a turn and immerse yourself in the bustle of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, with its eclectic mix of surf shops, galleries, and eateries. Explore Venice's lively main street that Abbot Kinney once dubbed "The Coolest Block in America." Finish the tour at Salt & Straw, a fabulous ice cream shop known for its unique gourmet flavors.

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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

7. 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.

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Los Angeles: Guided Bike Ride Santa Monica to Venice

8. Los Angeles: Guided Bike Ride Santa Monica to Venice

Enjoy a guided half-day bike trip in Los Angeles along the beach boardwalk from Santa Monica to Venice. Explore the beaches of L.A. up close while going on a pleasant bike ride through the city. Embark on a gentle 6-mile round trip tour on bike paths and boardwalks. Get off your bike for a quick walk through the canals to see some fabulous Los Angeles architecture. Ride to the Santa Monica Pier for a photo break. Explore the Venice Beach boardwalk. Take in the eclectic chaos and stop for a light snack or drink along the way.

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What people are saying about Venice Canals Walkway

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 112 reviews

My husband and I were only in the area for a day so wanted to see everything and I felt like we did. Sean was our guide and we was wonderful! So knowledgeable and made sure we were ok. Gave us all good information and stops along the tour. We had a great time!

It was a very different 1st time experience for me. I was the weakest link but I stuck with it and left feeling great. Wonderful instructor would recommend for sure! Very informational as well!!

Great experience for being my first time in Cali!! Our tour driver was exceptional with great communication skills all around. Can’t wait to book with them again soon.

It was definitely a great way to see LA's beaches! I enjoyed the view, the ride and our amazing tour guide!

Incredible bike ride and extremely knowledgeable guide. Definitely check this out if you’re in the city