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LA Getaway

Highlights / General details This LA overview gives you both landmark icons and secret gems, taking you from Hollywood to Santa Monica, with the Farmers Market and Beverly Hills in between. Explore on foot and by public transit as you ride alongside locals and get a feel for what it really means to live in Los Angeles. Sure, you’ll see the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, and Venice Beach (can you really come to LA and not see them?!), but you’ll also visit a hidden garden oasis on Hollywood Boulevard, learn about film and television history at a local media museum, and ride bikes along the Pacific Ocean’s famous beach path. Highlights Explore the hidden corners of legendary Hollywood Boulevard and learn about the birthplace of film. Visit the Original Farmers Market for some LA nostalgia and a tasty lunch break, locals-style. Indulge your inner celeb in Beverly Hills with a stop at a delectable bakery and a stroll along glamorous Rodeo Drive. Cruise along the coast from the Santa Monica Pier to Venice’s Muscle Beach while soaking up some SoCal sunshine. Experience what it means to live like an LA local, with rides on transit and stops at favorite city haunts. Inclusion Local English-speaking tour guide; Metro transportation during the tour; community garden donation; cupcake tasting; museum entrance; bike rental. Exclusion Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide. Hours of operation Available: Tuesday - Sunday; Start time at 9:00am. Duration Approximately 8-9 hours. Location Meeting Point: 6801 Hollywood Blvd., next to the escalator/staircase by Forever 21. Ending Point: Santa Monica Pier. Itinerary On this Los Angeles city tour, you’ll begin in Hollywood, LA’s birthplace of film, and see the Chinese Theater and Dolby Theater with their iconic Hollywood sign backdrop. Glimpse your favorite stars on the Walk of Fame… or maybe even in person! Once you’ve seen what the strip has to offer, we’ll head off the beaten path to Hollywood local hotspots, to the hidden gems even some residents don’t know about, like a secret garden right on Hollywood Boulevard. Then it’s time to jump on a local bus for a quick ride down Fairfax to an LA institution that’s over 80 years old. The Original Farmers Market began in 1934 as a makeshift gathering of local farmers selling fresh produce out of trucks. Today, the market is a melting pot of tantalizing food stalls, old-fashioned vendors, fresh produce, and lots of local atmosphere! Lunch is at your own cost, giving you full freedom to choose from the vast array of delicious foods available. After our lunch break, we take a quick bus to the heart of Beverly Hills. You’ll taste a treat from a world-famous cupcake bakery, then check out whatever costumes, sets, and props are on display at a local media museum. Finally, stroll one of the most renowned shopping streets in the world, Rodeo Drive. Leaving Beverly Hills, you’ll ride through West Los Angeles, passing through the high-rises and UCLA neighborhoods of Westwood and Brentwood. You can also use this chance for a quick nap or to strike up a conversation with a local. Once in Santa Monica, take in a view of the Pacific then set off for a quintessential LA experience on a laidback Cali beach cruiser (bicycle). Soak up the local culture, SoCal sun, and Pacific breeze on this leisurely 10-kilometre ride from the Santa Monica Pier to lively Venice Beach, home to Muscle Beach, funky shops, and eclectic locals. This easy pedal along the beach is a rewarding end to your LA getaway. Finish your Los Angeles city tour at the Santa Monica Pier, where your guide will assist you with finding public transportation or a taxi to your next destination. Or, if you still have the energy, stay and explore Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade and vibrant nightlife. Additional Information Los Angeles is typically a warmer climate, but it can be cool in the morning, late afternoon, or along the coast in the winter. Light layers, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are recommended year round, as is comfortable footwear for walking. Participant restrictions Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour. Policies Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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