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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

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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$89.00
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$89.00
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Los Angeles Highlights Tour

Los Angeles Highlights Tour

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Discover the best of Los Angeles during this 7-hour highlights trip covering Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Skip the hassles of driving in traffic as your expert guide helps you sample all that LA has to offer. First head to the beach to explore Santa Monica Pier and counterculture vibes of Venice. Then spend the afternoon discovering iconic Hollywood sights like the Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre. Finish the day amidst the designer boutiques and celebrities of Beverly Hills. A guide, snacks and air-conditioned minivan transport are included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.00
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$162.00
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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
Price varies by group size
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$199.00
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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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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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$70.77
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Los Angeles in a day Bike Adventure PLUS Transportation from Los Angeles hotels

Los Angeles in a day Bike Adventure PLUS Transportation from Los Angeles hotels

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Bike around Los Angeles' top landmarks and attractions during this cycling tour. Follow your local guide and listen to informative commentary on a moderately challenging bike route that includes stops like Venice Beach, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Bel Air and Historic Route 66. Beat the city's legendarily terrible traffic by pedaling your own way around town, discovering off-the-beaten-path areas as well as the famous highlights of the City of Angels. Total distance covered is 32-mile (51km); use of all equipment and round-trip hotel transportation are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.00
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$192.00
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2 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

2 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

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Bohemian Venice Beach is a city within a city, home to artists and writers, bodybuilders and techies. To really experience this quirky neighborhood, try this guided Venice Beach bike tour, and check out the neighborhood's top sights, in just a couple hours. See everything from the Pacific Ocean and canals, to street vendors and Muscle Beach. Add an optional craft beer and hors d'oeuvres experience at the Venice Beach Suites for a tasty end to your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.52
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Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

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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$265.65
Price varies by group size
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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 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.00
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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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Santa Monica & Venice Bike Tour

Santa Monica & Venice Bike Tour

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Let us do the work by joining our Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour, letting you relax and enjoy the quintessential L.A. pastime, cycling the area on a Beach Cruiser. That way you can experience the famous boardwalk and canals, go to some hidden spots that only locals like us know of and learn about the history of the famous neighborhoods you’re passing through. We’ll have your bicycles ready when you arrive for the Santa Monica and Venice Bike tour, then we’ll head down to the beach. The tour passes by famous Santa Monica Pier, before stopping at Muscle Beach. Then we cycle to the beautiful canals. There’s a stop on hip Abbot Kinney Boulevard for juice or coffee, before we head up Main St. Our final stop is Santa Monica City Hall and Tongva Park. * Tour starts 10am daily * Bicycle hire included in price * Children under 5 y.o. can go in a child’s seat for $10 on the day (no ticket required)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Whale Watching Cruise Los Angeles, Santa Monica , Long Beach, Marina Del Rey

Whale Watching Cruise Los Angeles, Santa Monica , Long Beach, Marina Del Rey

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Take a thrilling whale-watching excursion off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Travel along the coast of Los Angeles and experience marine wildlife up close. Enjoy a glass or wine or beer, a light snack, or other beverage from the boat’s galley. Sit either inside or out on our 45-passenger vessel as you search the Pacific for Gray, Humpback, and Sperm whales, sharks, seabirds, dolphins and sea lions on this memorable outing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Virtual Guided Cultural Tour of Los Angeles

Virtual Guided Cultural Tour of Los Angeles

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This is a unique time for the world, and we are going to keep doing all that we can to get back to normal, Stop the spread, and keep the spirit of travel alive. Join us for a FREE walking tour via our Instagram live every week. Come say hey and hear some cool stories from Hollywood on a VIRTUAL, exclusive tour.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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Santa Monica to Marina Del Rey e-Bike Beach Tour

Santa Monica to Marina Del Rey e-Bike Beach Tour

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We will ride along the coast and check out Santa Monica and Venice. We will make several rest stops along the way to see the Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, and the Venice Boardwalk. During our cruise, you'll be able to enjoy a breathtaking ocean sunset that you'll never forget.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.00
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Private Full Day Tour of LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice

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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$195.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Beaches, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Stars' Homes

Private Tour: Beaches, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Stars' Homes

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Explore Los Angeles on a day tour that takes you from Hollywood to Venice Beach and all the top destinations in between. Traveling with a guide, you'll pass through Beverly Hills to see Rodeo Drive, check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Sign, drive by Sunset Boulevard, spot some celebrity homes, stop at the Santa Monica Pier, and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$800.00
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Private Helicopter Tour of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and Long Beach

Private Helicopter Tour of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and Long Beach

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See the L.A. coast from a private helicopter with a 30-minute, narrated flight from Long Beach, and take in California’s most iconic vistas. Watch for surfers as you soar over the breaks at Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan beaches, then swoop above the exclusive harbor in Marina del Rey. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the slender Santa Monica Pier, see the Los Angeles airport from above, and return to Long Beach past Hawthorne, Torrance and the Galaxy Stadium while enjoying sweeping western panoramas of the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.95
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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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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
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$89.00
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Private Helicopter Tour of Beaches & Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach

Private Helicopter Tour of Beaches & Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach

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Take in Los Angeles’ scenic highlights from the air with a private, 45-minute helicopter tour from Long Beach. Soar over the L.A. harbor and the iconic Queen Mary, and look out towards Catalina Island from the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Fly up the coast past Manhattan Beach and Marina del Rey, bank over Santa Monica pier then head for downtown. See the city’s sports centers and gleaming sky scrapers and take in views of the Hollywood Hills and the San Gabriel Mountains before touching back down in Long Beach.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$256.42
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Perfect 5 ½ Hour LA & Hollywood Tour from Santa Monica

Perfect 5 ½ Hour LA & Hollywood Tour from Santa Monica

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Visit many of Los Angeles’s highlights and landmarks on one fun and convenient outing. Learn about LA history and culture—its historic filming locations and crime scenes, celebrity homes and trendy restaurants—from a narrator as you traverse the city in a convertible bus. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, a farmer's market for lunch, and the Hollywood Sign on this easy and affordable tour.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.25
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Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles

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See the hotspots around Santa Monica and Venice Beach on this tour by air-conditioned coach. Led by a local guide, make stops at the Third Street Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier, Venice’s Muscle Beach, the luxury homes of Malibu and more. Your guide provides fun and factual commentary about Los Angeles as you take in the views and top attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.00
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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 80 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 80 Santa Monica Beach and Pier tickets and tours on Viator.
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