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  • California Coastline Helicopter Tour

    1. 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.

    It was a beautiful tour over Hollywood/Beverly hills area towards the coastline. The team and the pilot were very professional too. I felt safe flying with him.

  • Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

    2. Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

    From beautiful sunny Los Angeles, this private, 45-minute helicopter tour provides the perfect romantic getaway for two. The journey begins from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, and once you’re in the air, heads east over many of the iconic landmarks of Los Angeles, including Universal Studios, the famous Hollywood Sign, and some celebrity homes of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. You'll then head west to see the world-famous beaches of Santa Monica, and the Pacific Palisades, which offer breathtaking views of the stunning California Coastline. Continue up the coast and land at your own private and secluded plateau overlooking the magnificent shores of Malibu beach. At this point, you and your guest will have 30 minutes of time on the peak for a complimentary toast, a delicious dessert, and a rose to celebrate your special occasion.

    Such an amazing experience. From booking, to confirmation, the whole process was very professional, courteous and enjoyable. The staff even texted with me prior to our arrival as we were running late. Erick, the pilot was so knowledgeable, professional and down to earth. Made the whole trip so much fun for us. He gave us privacy when we landed on the mountain. I can’t say enough how much he made the trip for us! Answered all of our questions too. If you’re thinking of doing the romantic sunset tour, do it. Money well spent. Go ahead, you deserve it.

  • Malibu: Vintage VW Hippie Sightseeing Tour with Wine Tasting

    3. Malibu: Vintage VW Hippie Sightseeing Tour with Wine Tasting

    You will meet with the tour guide at the Santa Monica Pier, where you'll be able to take cool photos with a classic hippie VW van, jump in, and head towards Malibu for wine tasting. Taste 4-6 different local wines, along with cheese, salami, and a cracker plate. After spending some time in the wine tasting room and learning the history of Malibu vineyards, drive up north along the astonishingly picturesque coastline towards the mountains, where all the vineyards are located.     Pass different vineyards and stop at a few viewpoints, where everyone will be able to take great pictures with the VW van and the beautiful Malibu landscapes. On the way down you will visit Point Dume with its breathtaking views on the cliffs and the ocean. After spending some time there,  stop at famous Malibu Pier, where you'll be able to take a walk and capture these moments with your phone or camera. From h...

    Vino and vintage VWs - how could you go wrong! The tour around Malibu was amazing and I enjoyed the wine tasting. For me as a solo traveler it was important that everyone was friendly - the atmosphere was nice and the vibes were chill. Stephen, our guide, went above and beyond to make sure we were taking care of and we definitely had the time of our life. So far this tour was the best thing I’ve done in LA!

  • LA: The Los Angeles Highlights Tour

    4. 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...

  • Malibu Wineries Private Group Tour

    5. Malibu Wineries Private Group Tour

    Take a day trip to Malibu and discover some of the great wineries that the West Coast has to offer. After meeting your expert culinary and wine guide at your hotel or location of choice, get comfortable while your private group travels in a luxury vehicle through one of the most beautiful places in the world. Start out on the Pacific Coast Highway at the award-winning Rosenthal Tasting Room. Known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenthal was one of the first producers in the area. Ignite your palate by sampling a flight of wine here before continuing north up the coastline and into the hills.  Wind through some of the most scenic and iconic canyon roads in LA County and arrive at Cielo, a private estate and vineyard perched high atop the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounded by 18 acres of grapes. Take a guided walk to a scenic overlook of the property followed by a private tasting of t...

  • Los Angeles: The Wilshire Boulevard 2-Hour Segway Tour

    6. Los Angeles: The Wilshire Boulevard 2-Hour Segway Tour

    Enjoy a safe but exhilarating glide down the bustling boulevard on a Segway, and ride up and down the manicured tree-lined lanes of Beverly Hills. The 2-hour Wilshire Boulevard Segway Tour takes you to one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles. Named for Henry Gaylord Wilshire, an Ohio native who made and lost fortunes in real estate, farming, and gold mining, the boulevard was initiated in the 1890s when Wilshire cleared out a path in his barley field. Running for 15.83 miles from Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard is densely developed throughout most of its span. It links 5 of LA’s major business districts and Beverly Hills, where the world's most luxurious boutiques are found, and where you’ll head on this tour. Glide by the glittering shops of Rodeo Drive and beneath the towering glory of its great hotels and...

    Great tour guide! Was fun and easy to learn how to ride. Would really recommend it to anyone looking to have a good time.

  • 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 Be...

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What people are saying about Santa Monica

Such an amazing experience. From booking, to confirmation, the whole process was very professional, courteous and enjoyable. The staff even texted with me prior to our arrival as we were running late. Erick, the pilot was so knowledgeable, professional and down to earth. Made the whole trip so much fun for us. He gave us privacy when we landed on the mountain. I can’t say enough how much he made the trip for us! Answered all of our questions too. If you’re thinking of doing the romantic sunset tour, do it. Money well spent. Go ahead, you deserve it.

It was a beautiful tour over Hollywood/Beverly hills area towards the coastline. The team and the pilot were very professional too. I felt safe flying with him.

Great tour guide! Was fun and easy to learn how to ride. Would really recommend it to anyone looking to have a good time.

Had such a great time, amazing views! will definitely be back again! Albert and Bryson were such great hosts!

Great vibes experience and the caption was very detailed!