Venice Beach Tours

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Venice Beach
Known for its free-spirited vibe, Venice Beach is a happening, upscale outlier of Los Angeles, fronted by the iconic Venice Boardwalk, officially known as the Ocean Front Walk. Encounters with pickup basketball teams, fortune tellers, and roller skating sunseekers are pretty much guaranteed—especially on hot Southern California summer days. Beyond the sand, visit the skate park, the famous Muscle Beach outdoor gym, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, featuring trendy restaurants, stylish boutiques, galleries, and cafés. 

The Basics
Travelers love strolling Venice Beach to take in the bohemian boardwalk and its brightly colored murals, funky shops, and street performers, including the Sunday afternoon drum circle. A hop-on hop-off bus tour is a great way to explore Venice Beach on your own schedule, while renting bikes or roller skates enables you to cover more ground—and blend in with the locals. This sandy spot is typically visited on Los Angeles city sightseeing tours and is sometimes paired with a stop in Santa Monica.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Venice Beach is a must-see for sun worshippers looking to experience Southern California’s beach scene.
  • Venice Beach offers a number of shops, restaurants, and cafes for travelers interested in souvenirs and dining.
  • Accessible parking, picnic tables, and restrooms are available; visit a lifeguard stand to inquire about beach wheelchair rentals.

How to Get There
Venice Beach is located southeast of Santa Monica, along California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway. Street parking can be found along the beach and on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and there are also a few parking lots.

When to Get There
Venice Beach is a public outdoor beach, open 365 days a year. It’s busiest on Sundays and less crowded on weekdays. Temperatures can reach up to 100°F (38°C) in summer, while average winter temperatures are about 60°F (15°C).

Prominent Residents of Venice Beach 
Notable Venice homeowners include Hollywood stars Julia Roberts, Viggo Mortensen, Kate Beckinsale, Rutger Hauer, Anjelica Huston, and Elijah Wood. Actor Robert Downey Jr. kept an apartment on the boardwalk during the 1990s, and decades before, musician Jim Morrison met Ray Manzarek and formed the Doors while living in Venice. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career began after he became a regular bodybuilder at Venice’s famous Gold’s Gym. And restaurateur Wolfgang Puck has owned and operated restaurants here since the 1990s.
Address: Pacific Coast Highway, Venice 90291, USA
Hours: Open 24 hrs daily
Admission: Free
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Secret Food Tour of Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Satisfy your taste buds on a food and walking tour of Venice Beach, an easy day trip for visitors staying in Los Angeles. In addition to sharing trivia and stories about the area’s history, your guide brings you to popular food stands as well as hidden gems loved by locals. A small group size ensures intimate food tastings, from poke and tacos to crostini and local wine.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles

See the hotspots around Santa Monica and Venice Beach on this 3-hour tour by air-conditioned coach. Led by a local guide, you’ll make stops at the Third Street Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier, Venice’s Muscle Beach, the luxury homes of Marina del Rey and more. Your guide will provide fun and factual commentary about Los Angeles as you take in the views and top attractions.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full-Day Los Angeles Tour with Cupcake Tasting and Museum Trip

Want to cover a lot of ground in one day in Los Angeles? This comprehensive tour provides the perfect overview. Search for Hollywood stars on a guided walk, hop on a public bus to the Farmers Market and Beverly Hills, and bicycle to Venice Beach from Santa Monica. Your sightseeing itinerary includes admission to the Paley Center for Media plus insightful commentary on LA's major landmarks and lesser-known gems, from UCLA to Rodeo Drive. Get a feel for local life on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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Self-Guided Santa Monica Tour in a California Roadster Rental

Cruise the sun-drenched streets of seaside Santa Monica in style with this 3-hour rental of a one-of-a-kind, electric-powered California roadster. Pick three cruising companions as you drive along oceanfront streets and the iconic pier of this famous coastal community, drawing envious glances from other drivers and pedestrians as you zoom past. You'll even be helping the environment while you do it. It’s the perfect way to independently explore the city in style.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

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.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Best of Los Angeles Tour from Anaheim

Explore Los Angeles' highlights on this fully-customizable tour from Anaheim. During this 10-hour excursion, visit Hollywood attractions like the Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theatre while enjoying engaging commentary from your guide and driver. Take a drive down the Sunset Strip, then visit The Grove and the Los Angeles Farmers' Market to shop for fresh produce and grab a bite to eat. Spend some free time on the beach at Venice or Santa Monica. Additional upgrades are available to allow you to create your own itinerary and enjoy round-trip transportation from Anaheim.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles in a Luxurious SUV

See Los Angeles in style with a 5-hour private tour in a spacious vehicle. Watch for celebrities as you cruise the Walk of Fame past the iconic Chinese Theater, and navigate the roads of Beverly Hills as you spot the stars’ sprawling mansions. Continue along Rodeo Drive and the vibrant Sunset Strip, then hit downtown to see the city’s most famous sports centers, concert halls and museums. Finish your trip at the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll take in Venice Beach, the Santa Monica Pier and miles of perfect, palm-lined beaches.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small Group Highlights Tour of Los Angeles

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full-Day Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour from Anaheim

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. You'll also 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 around Knotts Berry Farm and Disneyland in Anaheim.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Hollywood and Los Angeles in a Day Tour

Get the true celebrity treatment in L.A. during this 8-hour, fully-customizable, private sightseeing tour. Ever wanted to explore L.A. on your own terms, but skip the driving? You call the shots on this flexible excursion, sampling top attractions like Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, the famous Chinese Theatre and much more. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle from select Los Angeles hotels, along with bottled water and beverages, are all included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Beaches, Hollywood, Beverly HIlls, Stars' Homes - Hotel Pick up - Anaheim or LA

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Hollywood Strip Helicopter Flight

Take your Los Angeles trip to new heights with this Hollywood helicopter tour, offering a bird’s eye view above the streets of Tinseltown. Get amazing views of Hollywood and the massive sprawl of Los Angeles on this 20-minute flight. Graze over the skyscrapers of downtown LA and the Los Angeles Coliseum, USC and Paramount Pictures, and continue over glitzy Hollywood Boulevard and the Dolby Theatre, the Capitol Records Building, the Staples Center and the Nokia Center. Fly over the Griffith Park Observatory and pass right in front of the Hollywood Sign for an up-close view of this world-famous icon. During your flight you’ll also receive insightful commentary about the landmarks and city below. This helicopter tour also includes optional round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Duration: 20 minutes
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Private Half-Day Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour

See more of Los Angeles on a half-day tour with your own private guide. Take in top sights such as the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, the Chinese Theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, LaBrea Tar Pits, and more (depending on traffic conditions). You can customize your itinerary to suit the interests of your group of up to four people on a tour that includes pickup and drop-off from Los Angeles hotels or the airport.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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California Beach Cities Day Trip: Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach and Santa Monica from LA

Experience the laid-back vibes of Southern California’s most popular beach towns during this 12-hour day trip by air-conditioned coach. Travel everywhere from Venice Beach to Long Beach, stopping at such famous attractions as the Santa Monica Pier, the volleyball pavilion of Huntington Beach, the ‘Queen Mary’ ocean liner and much more. This day of fun in the sun also includes the commentary of a guide on your coach and admission to the Queen Mary.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

Get an intimate look at the diverse neighborhoods of LA during this 5.5-hour, 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 souvenir water bottle are also included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

Experience Los Angeles in style and sophistication on a private 7-hour tour, ideal for travelers seeking a personalized experience. During this custom tour, you’ll 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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full-Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Beaches from Anaheim

Visit six 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 an hour of 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sunset Champagne Boat Charter

Enjoy a sublime start to your evening with a 2-hour sunset cruise on the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles. The spacious 44-foot (35-meter) sports yacht is well-equipped and your tour package includes one bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brute Champagne for two people, a perfect complement for a romantic evening.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private limo limousine tours of Santa Monica,Venice,Beverly Hills Los Angeles

You're private tour guide is Michael Raines who has worked for a number of limo companies as a driver and bodyguard to some of the biggest celebrities in the world. A TV personality on his own rite, Michael Raines has starred in two survival shows on Discovery and other Film and TV roles in the past 20 years. Just to hear his celebrity stories is worth the price of the ride!!You will ride in style in 6 passenger Lincoln town car with a duel bar setup for wine, beer and liquor with mixers, chocolates and nuts all complementary. A bluetooth stereo so you can use your playlist on your phone, with IPhone and android chargers with cables on the rear deck.Your tour is completely customizable, Hollywood, Venice Beach, Santa Monica you tell us what you want to see and we will take you there in style.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Los Angeles Highlights Tour: Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

Explore the beautiful outdoor environment of Santa Monica and Venice Beach during this 2-hour 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 you’ll hear insightful commentary from your guide about the area’s history and culture. Your Segway excursion also includes a 30-minute orientation, safety equipment and snacks and beverages.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Hollywood and Los Angeles Helicopter Tour from Long Beach

Soar above Los Angeles and Hollywood on a 30-minute helicopter tour from Long Beach, and capture unforgettable photos of the cities’ scenic, historic and cultural highlights. Glide up the coast above a series of harbors, ports and sandy beaches, get a glimpse of the Santa Monica Pier and watch for dolphins and whales along the Pacific shoreline. Cruise above Sunset Boulevard and spot rambling estates in Bel Air and Hollywood, then fly low above the iconic Hollywood sign before returning to the coast across the gleaming skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Santa Monica and Venice Private Tour by Electric Bike

Explore Santa Monica on a 3-hour 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 ocean front 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Half-Day Hollywood and Santa Monica Tour with Pickup

Explore the best of Los Angeles on this private half-day tour to Hollywood and Santa Monica. Visit famous landmarks such as the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier. Listen to stories and facts from your informative guide and pose for photos at famous locations throughout the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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