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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

"WOW!" will likely be your first word when you turn on your electric bike during this bicycle tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. With the flick of a switch, you can turn your colorful Pedego beach cruiser into a more relaxing mode of transportation. It’s an alternative biking experience that allows you to see the best of Los Angeles, where you’ll want to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures, not touring in a car or bus.From the comfortable seat of your bike, you’ll ride along Santa Monica's world-famous beach to the Marion Davies Guesthouse, past the Santa Monica Pier and through Venice to its picturesque canals. While you soak up the sun, sand, surf and ocean breezes, you'll be accompanied by a story-telling guide full of interesting information about the local art, architecture and history of the area.The bike allows you to choose traditional pedaling with six gears or using the electric motor power (with the flick of your wrist), which puts the power completely in your control. Or use a combination of both. All bikes are equipped with state-of-the-art disc brakes, lithium ion batteries and a 500-watt motor to ensure that you’ll keep up with the group. Riders MUST be comfortable riding a bike!

$92.61 Tours & Sightseeing

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

You'll meet at the new showroom on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica, where we will get some paperwork out of the way and begin the training process. Before you know it, we'll be gliding off on our adventure from Santa Monica to Venice along the beach bike path. Sights will include: Santa Monica Pier, with its carousel and Ferris wheel Muscle Beach (original and current), where body builders, gymnasts, and lifeguards work out Venice Graffiti Walls, seen in dozens of movies and TV shows Venice Skate Park, where skateboarders carve and grind at one of the best skate parks in America You'll want to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  It's always a good idea to bring a jacket along just in case.  You can always store it in the handlebar bag if it's not needed.

$148.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

Meet your guide at Hotel Casa Del Mar overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica. Your tour begins with a safety briefing and instruction on riding your Segway. The personal transport vehicle is easy to operate, and in no time you’ll be ready to start exploring. Glide over to the Santa Monica Pier, with its abundance of thrill rides, street performers, restaurants and shops. See the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and Pacific Park. Cruise by the California Heritage Museum on Main Street and see lavish Santa Monica homes. Then cruise over to the eclectic enclave of Venice, which was 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 lots of bohemian charm. Admire the bustling scene of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, which includes the bodybuilders of Muscle Beach and the colorful artwork on the graffiti walls. Pass the studio of actor and artist Dennis Hopper and plenty of skate and surf shops. Throughout your tour, listen to your guide share facts and stories about the history and culture of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Keep your energy up with complimentary bottled water and chips, and stop for fun photos along your way. Your 2-hour southern California Segway tour concludes back at Hotel Casa Del Mar on the Santa Monica oceanfront.

$27.95 Kid Friendly

Santa Monica Pier Pacific Park Amusement Park Ticket

Spend a day at Pacific Park located on the famous Santa Monica Pier! Pacific Park is an admission-free amusement park meaning you can come and go as you please. Rides and attractions are priced individually and range in price from $5-10. You can purchase tickets at the ticket booth for individual rides or play more by purchasing an Unlimited Ride Wristband.  Save with our Unlimited Ride Wristband, which allow guests to ride all 12 rides in the Park as many times as they like for the day. Pacific Park also have 13 midway games and over-the-ocean food and retail outlets. Challenge yourself with one of our thirteen games and attractions at Pacific Park®! From Ring Toss to Whac-A-Mole to Water Race – fun is guaranteed and you may even take home a prize bigger than you! Game play cost ranges from $2.00-$6.00 and are pay-as-you-go.

$89 Tours & Sightseeing

Los Angeles Tour with Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and beaches

Free Hotel pickup and drop-off from over 200 hotels in the Los Angeles and the Anaheim/Disneyland area! We offer the best experience of the area’s most iconic sights and landmarks. See our 2,500+ 5-Star TripAdvisor reviews! This 7.5 hour guided tour (from LA-natives) is perfect for families, couples and all ages! We have four 35-45 minute stops and 1-hour for lunch.  On our tour you’ll experience the following: Santa Monica and the world famous Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, the famous canals and skate park, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Dr., the Beverly Hills sign, The iconic Farmer's Market at the Grove (serving a variety a great dishes), The Griffith Park observatory - where you have a perfect photo opportunity of the Hollywood Sign! The Hollywood walk of fame where you find your favorite celebrities' stars, the Grauman's Theatre (find famous hand and footprints), The Kodak Theatre (where the Oscars are held), the Sunset Strip, and much more whilst being entertained by fun, friendly, informative and hilarious guides! Travel in an air-conditioned, luxury, leather bound vehicle to each stop where you will spend approximately 40 minutes getting to know each location. We offer free pickup and drop-off from over 150 hotels! Your guided tour starts with Muscle Beach, known as the birthplace for the Physical Fitness movement in the 30's.  See the skate parks where skateboarding was founded and some interesting characters.  A stop at Santa Monica's world famous pier is next on the list, this iconic location has been entertaining visitor since 1909. No tour of Los Angeles would be complete without window shopping with the rich and famous on Rodeo Drive, known for luxury stores and high-end fashion.  Stop for lunch (at your own expense) at a true Los Angeles icon: The Farmers Market at the Grove.  Here you will have an hour to eat and soak up a little local culture.  After a relaxing lunch, you will head to Griffith Park where you can take photos of the Hollywood Sign and visit the Observatory. (Please note - The Observatory is closed on Mondays and the Park is sometimes closed for filming so as an alternative the tour may go to Mulholland Drive and/or The Hollywood Bowl)  See the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd followed by a cruise down the Sunset Strip to see the iconic music and comedy venues (Viper Room, Whiskey A Go-Go, Roxy, Laugh Factory and Comedy Store). Head back to the beach for sunset (traffic and nature permitting) where your day will come to a close at the Santa Monica pier (Santa Monica Visitors Center) around 5:15pm.

$69 Walking & Biking Tours

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bike Tour, All-Ages Guided Ride

Spend an unforgettable 2-3 hours on a guided bike tour through Santa Monica and the historical neighborhoods of Venice Beach, California. The tour begins with a leisurely cruise through Santa Monica's charming downtown shopping disctric and stops in the heart of Venice Beach (near Muscle Beach), the birthplace of skateboarding and training grounds for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Venice Beach's Italian-influenced landscape is also widely recognized for its West Coast legal graffiti walls that attract street artists from around the world. Tour-goers will see street art pieces and architecture created by Chase, Rip Cronk, Emily Winters, Frank Gehry and other prominent figures. Riders will also be given some time to walk along the colorful Venice Boardwalk to purchase souvenirs and watch live street performances. Afterwards, you'll pedal through the picturesque Venice Canals, the quaint Italian inspired community, and then bike through Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice's trendy gathering place for both locals and visitors, declared by GQ as "The Coolest Block In America". Your guide will take you off the beaten path and show you all of these often-overlooked street galleries, leaving you with an appreciation for the talented, expressive minds that enrich the visual space of the community.