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  • Santa Monica and Venice 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    1. 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 pe...

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

  • LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

    2. 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.

  • LA: The Los Angeles Highlights Tour

    3. LA: The Los Angeles 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...

  • Los Angeles: Make The Most of LA Private Tour

    4. 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 ...

  • Los Angeles Small Group Sightseeing Tour in German

    5. Los Angeles Small Group Sightseeing Tour in German

    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 brea...

    Die Tour war gut organisiert und sehr informativ. Der Tour Guide war sehr zuvorkommend und war für jede Frage offen. Alles in allem sehr zu empfehlen.

  • Los Angeles: Make the Most of LA Guided Tour

    6. Los Angeles: Make the Most of LA Guided Tour

    Start your LA tour at Venice Beach and learn about the skateboarding and surfing cultures. Then, go to Santa Monica Pier and be dazzled by the carnival-like atmosphere. Take an iconic selfie at the end of Historic Route 66. Next, explore the legendary institutions of the entertainment industry and go for a cruise to a farmers' market for lunch. Pass the La Brea Tar Pits on the way to the Hollywood Sign. Count the stars on the Walk of Fame, strike a pose on the Oscar's Grand Staircase, and get a selfie with the Hollywood Sign. Continue down Sunset Boulevard to glamorous Beverly Hills. End with a visit to America's premier shopping destination on Rodeo Drive.

  • Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Venice Beach

    7. 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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What people are saying about Venice Beach Boardwalk

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 228 reviews

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!!

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

Great experience for the price. Really was the highlight of my trip. I recommend to everyone.

The tour was great! Lots of interesting information!