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Santa Monica Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice Electric Bike Tour

1. Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice 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 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 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.

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.

Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

3. 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.

Santa Monica: Ghosts of the Coast Haunted Walking Tour

4. Santa Monica: Ghosts of the Coast Haunted Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the iconic Santa Monica Pier sign, where spirits linger under the neon lights. Delve into the history of this haunted beach before embarking on a wild journey through haunted hotels, bars, bridges, and amusement rides. Investigate the mysterious disappearance of Celine Borde. Take a ghostly carousel ride with a mysterious shadow. Mingle with the spirits of Old Hollywood, like Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, and Marlon Brando. Wrap up your tour by circling back to the Santa Monica Pier sign. Choose the extended tour option to visit three additional haunted locations, including the Pacific Wheel, where the ghost of Marylin Monroe has been spotted on a date with John F. Kennedy.

Los Angeles: Private Ferrari Drive or Ride Tour

5. 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.

LA: City Highlights Private Guided Tour with Transfer

6. LA: City Highlights Private Guided Tour with Transfer

Explore Los Angeles' most famous landmarks, such as Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and Santa Monica Pier, all in one private day trip. Get picked up at your accommodation by your guide and experience the City of Angels in a unique way, with the chance to purchase your own meals during walk breaks. Gaze at the massive Hollywood sign from up close, then wander through the Boulevard as you discover the star-studded Walk of Fame and look for your favorite movie actor's hand-prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Don't forget to snap a picture at Dolby Theater, home to the Academy Awards. Sit back and relax as you drive through the legendary Sunset Strip, where you will see the recognizable restaurants and nightclubs that today's young and hot Hollywood stars frequent. Dive deep into the gorgeous neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, and have a peek at the top selection of celebrity homes. Past the iconic Beverly Hills Sign, enjoy some window-shopping at Rodeo Drive, the one and only destination to visit the world’s most exclusive boutiques. Tour Downtown LA and Griffith Park, with a quick photo op at the observatory for a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Sign. Unwind after a long day of exploring and breathe in the fresh air of LA's beautiful shoreline. Enjoy the famous beaches of Santa Monica, with stops at Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. Finish off with a visit to the yachts in Marina del Rey, in addition to gorgeous Malibu Beach.

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What people are saying about Santa Monica Bay

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 80 reviews

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.

Superb experience with the bonus of very stylish shots with my laptop! I recommend 100%! When is the Lamborghini now?

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

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

A very nice experience, I really recommend! The driver is really great and you feel at ease very quickly!