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Santa Monica Beach and Pier

Santa Monica Beach and Pier Tours and Activities

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Set along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica has two claims to fame: the Santa Monica Beach and pier. At Santa Monica Beach, miles of sand host playgrounds, parks, picnic areas, staffed lifeguard stations, and the original Muscle Beach. Nearly 8 million visitors frequent the area each year, most of whom follow the boardwalk to the Santa Monica Pier, whose neon-lit arch and ferris wheel are instantly recognizable from film and TV.

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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More

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From the Hollywood sign to the celebrity mansions of Beverly Hills, Los Angles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Santa Monica Pier to the Sunset Strip—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

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Discover Los Angeles on your own terms thanks to this convenient hop-on, hop-off bus excursion covering the city’s top highlights. Enjoy the sun from the open top of your bus, offering 360-degree vistas of the surrounding landmarks. Best of all, your hop-on, hop-off excursion covers more than 50 locations throughout the city, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood and downtown L.A. You can also choose between a 24-, 48-, and 72-hour ticket options and plenty of convenient departures, thanks to its 365-days-a-year operation schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles
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Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

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Experience Los Angeles in style and sophistication on a private tour, ideal for travelers seeking a personalized experience. During this custom tour, tick off iconic LA sights such as Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Beach and Pier, Sunset Strip, and many more. Amend your itinerary according to your preferences and stop for as long or as little as you like at iconic Los Angeles landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$259.00
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Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

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Explore one of America’s coolest cities on a highlights tour of Los Angeles. During this 7-hour tour, visit cool neighborhoods such as Venice Beach, Hollywood, and Santa Monica as well as iconic landmarks like the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Sign. Drive around the ‘City of Angels’ in an air-conditioned coach and listen to live commentary on board from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.59
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Classic Car Tour of Los Angeles

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Classic Car Tour of Los Angeles

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Hit the Los Angeles roads feeling like you’re in a Hollywood movie on this one-of-a-kind private tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Drive around Tinseltown in a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, the wind in your hair as you explore these glossy neighborhoods and stop for photo ops at landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hear stories about the famous people that made this city, and the celebrities that live here now, from your dedicated guide.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$583.20
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$615.39
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$615.39
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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Take a pedal-powered tour through the beaches and streets of the famous Santa Monica and Venice Beach areas of Los Angeles during this electric bike tour. Skip the tour bus as you enjoy fresh ocean breezes and laid back riding with a guide aboard an electric bicycle. Cruise the famous canals of Venice and cycle the trails along Santa Monica Beach, choosing if you want to use your own leg power or get a boost from your electric-powered cycle. This L.A. electric bike trip also includes a helmet rental and bottled water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Grand Los Angeles Tour

Grand Los Angeles Tour

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See the best that the Los Angeles area has to offer on this full-day tour with our fun, exciting and knowledgeable tour guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Private Full Day Tour of LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice
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Private Full Day Tour of LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice

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Ideal for visitors with a limited amount of time in the city, this tour allows you to see the highlights of Los Angeles in a single day. Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a good view of the “Hollywood” sign, cruise Rodeo Drive, walk on the Santa Monica Pier, and much more. A private guide picks you up and returns you to your hotel or Airbnb and offers insight about the city throughout the day.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.00
Price varies by group size
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$220.00
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Private LA Coast Tour and Beach Day/Scenic Hike: Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu
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Private LA Coast Tour and Beach Day/Scenic Hike: Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu

This private tour for up to 6 guests is a unique blend of sightseeing along the most naturally beautiful parts of Los Angeles and seaside relaxation. There are excellent photo opportunities at every location, gorgeous beaches, plenty of time to enjoy the sea, and a guide to let you know more about the special history of these mythical seaside neighborhoods. You can stay or stop in famous seaside attractions according to your interests while having the guide's full attention to your needs. Start your tour at the Venice Canals and Boardwalk, take a walk through picturesque Santa Monica Pier, go to Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach for a taste of the Malibu lifestyle, then have a relaxing afternoon by the sea at Point Dume, which offers beaches, hiking trails and incredible views. This private tour includes free pickup from your hotel or AirBNB, use of a cooler with snacks and drinks, beach chairs and towels to enjoy the sea, and live tour commentary from your personal driver guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.75
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$189.75
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The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Explore Hollywood, Los Angeles, and beyond on this all-day guided excursion from Anaheim, downtown L.A., or North Hollywood. After a convenient hotel pickup, head out with a knowledgeable guide and experience classic sites and neighborhoods like the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame, Memorial Coliseum, Griffith Observatory, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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Small-Group Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beaches from Anaheim

Small-Group Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beaches from Anaheim

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Visit popular Hollywood and Los Angeles attractions on a full-day bus tour from Anaheim. Have time to take in the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, then head to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, followed by the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. You also get free time to purchase lunch and explore The Grove and The Original Farmers Market. Includes guide, live commentary, transportation by 24-passenger bus, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour

Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour

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Get an up-close look at some of the most exclusive celebrity residences in Malibu on this movie stars’ homes tour. Trace the stunning 27-mile coastline of this exclusive L.A. enclave as you visit more than 40 current and former homes of stars like Leonardo Dicaprio, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and more. Also, stop at the Malibu Pier and the Getty Villa.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Private Customized Layover Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica

Private Customized Layover Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica

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Customize your tour during and make the most of your layover in Los Angeles. Your tour guide meets you at the airport and takes you to discover the city in just 4 to 5 hours. Explore 3 iconic locations: see Beverly Hills, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Boulevard or any other destination on the list. Your guide makes sure you’re dropped off in time for your connecting flight.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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3 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

3 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

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Spend three hours pedaling around Venice Beach like a local: on a beach cruiser. With the bike, helmet, water, and bike basket to store your belongings, you can follow your guide on a tour designed to show you the best of the area. Ride along the Santa Monica bike path, making stops to see the highlights and learning about the area's history and culture through guided commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.77
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Half Day Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

Half Day Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Soak up the sand, surf and sun of the waterfront cities of Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey during this 3-hour sightseeing trip aboard an electric-powered Cadillac Escalade limo. Feel like a Hollywood player as you cruise the streets of these beachfront meccas aboard your open-air ride, enjoying live commentary from a guide during the trip. Along the way you’ll also have 90 minutes to enjoy these areas’ excellent shopping and dining options on foot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Coastal Tour of Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu

Private Coastal Tour of Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu

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If you’re staying in inner-city LA and on a tight schedule, it can be difficult to find the time to get out to the city’s vibrant coastal neighborhoods. Instead of hiring a car or planning a complicated chain of buses and trains, this flexible sightseeing tour fits into any schedule. Get picked up at a time that works for you and drive around Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and Malibu in a luxury SUV, your guide on hand to point out the quirky and beautiful highlights of each neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$243.56
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

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Get an intimate look at the diverse neighborhoods of LA during this small-group cycling exploration. Join a group of no more than 10 riders for a 32-mile (51-kilometer) adventure through areas like West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Bel-Air, and Beverly Hills, listening to insightful and entertaining stories from your guide as you cycle. During the trip, you’ll also stop in Venice Beach, where you can buy lunch, and take a guided walking tour of historic Greystone Mansion. A hybrid road bike, safety equipment, and bottled water are also included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.00
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VIP Hollywood and Beverly Hills Day Tour
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VIP Hollywood and Beverly Hills Day Tour

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Have Fun Tours has been in business for over 12 years. As native Californians, we have extensive knowledge of local tourist spots and hidden gems. We leverage our familiarity with the places where we tour to create a one-of-a-kind VIP experience for you and your loved ones. We tap into our network of reputable companies, popular theme parks, and influential people in Hollywood and surrounding areas to provide you with exclusive travel deals. Aside from public tours, we offer special private trips that feature once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. We always come up with new ways to design tours that match your thirst for adventure. With the Hollywood Tour, the coup d'etat is our stop by the live outdoor taping of a TV show, Access Hollywood, hosted by our dear friend, Mario Lopez. This is limited to Wednesdays through the end of the year until January 1, 2020 when it will be available M - F. We also offer SPANISH speaking tours.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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Small-Group Los Angeles Sightseeing Day Tour from Anaheim

Small-Group Los Angeles Sightseeing Day Tour from Anaheim

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Discover the highlights of Los Angeles on a small-group full-day tour from Anaheim. Visit famous movie and TV locales such as Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Stop for lunch at the farmer's market, then wind down your day at Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach. Your small-group tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels Anaheim Resort Area and Buena Park.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches
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Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Experience our city in the most exclusive way you can. With the #1 guest-rated private tour company on TripAdvisor. From pick up at your hotel/rental, we show you all the iconic sights in our city, including the BEST VIEW of the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Dr., Santa Monica, Venice and Hollywood. From soft drinks to phone chargers, we leave nothing to chance. Our impassioned desire is to leave you with a collection of wonderfully fun, life-long memories of our fascinating city. Our guides take tremendous pride in making friends every time they guide a family through our city and they glow often when our client's feedback is filled with compliments calling them, fun, creative, attentive or simply amazing. As the #1 private tour company in the city, our goal is to provide an experience, not just a tour. But do not take our word for it, take a look at our amazing reviews! Book now as our tours tend to sell out!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$590.00
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The LA Tour: Hollywood, Celebrity Homes, Beverly Hills -from OC & Anaheim

The LA Tour: Hollywood, Celebrity Homes, Beverly Hills -from OC & Anaheim

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This full-day narrated tour of Los Angeles takes you to the city’s iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, and photo hotspots. With a local tour guide, visit locations such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and Mulholland Drive. Have lunch at the Original Farmers Market, check out movie stars’ homes, explore the colorful culture of Venice Beach, and more.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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Private Electric Bike Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beaches
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Private Electric Bike Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beaches

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Explore Santa Monica on a private tour by electric bike and see the highlights of the vibrant coastal city. Follow your guide along Santa Monica’s palm-lined streets. Stroll the boardwalk at the Santa Monica Pier, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean and experience the laid-back culture and classic scenery of this iconic beach town. Cruise to vibrant Venice to see the skate park, street art and the bustle of the crowd on the oceanfront walk and onward to the "gem of the tour" or the Venice canals. Then a final stop at Muscle Beach before zipping back to the shop.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

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Explore the beautiful outdoor environment of Santa Monica and Venice Beach during this Segway tour in Los Angeles. Cover lots of ground (much more than you could see on a walking tour) as you zip along to the many attractions of these two coastal areas, including Santa Monica Pier, the Venice Boardwalk, and Muscle Beach. Along the way, hear insightful commentary from your guide about the area’s history and culture. Your Segway excursion also includes a brief orientation, safety equipment, and snacks and beverages.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.00
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$199.00
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Private Tour of Los Angeles For Any Group Size

Private Tour of Los Angeles For Any Group Size

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Discover Los Angeles without the hassle of driving during this full-day private tour. Get picked up at your hotel and spend the day exploring Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach. Go window shopping on Rodeo Drive, stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the Hollywood sign from Griffith Park Observatory.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,554.00
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What are Santa Monica Beach and Pier hours of operation?
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Santa Monica Beach and Pier hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Santa Monica Beach and Pier tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santa Monica Beach and Pier can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 85 Santa Monica Beach and Pier tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Santa Monica Beach and Pier 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Monica Beach and Pier costs USD 5.00. Guided Santa Monica Beach and Pier tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all 85 Santa Monica Beach and Pier tickets and tours on Viator.
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