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Written by: Elizabeth Conway

Summer is HERE, and the heat is about to be on in Los Angeles. School’s out, and if you’re kicking off the summer with a holiday weekend out west, consider some outdoor, active activities before you hit the BBQ circuit. Get out of your car and into the fresh air- here are the best 3 ways to spend your 4th of July in LA!


  1. Take a Hike.
    [In the kindest possible way.] Start your 4th of July with an early morning Hollywood Hills Hike through Hollywood’s most popular, celebrity-studded canyon. You’ll watch the sun rise before the fireworks on a rigorous fitness adventure through Runyon Canyon, one of the top places to hike in Hollywood. Keep your eyes peeled for celebs (and their dogs!) on this 2-hour Hollywood hike tour. Later in the day, if you’re looking for a birds-eye view of the fireworks across the city’s 80 neighborhoods, look no further than our Hollywood Sign Hike, available at 10 am and 4:30 pm! This 2.5 hour hike in Griffith Park boasts beautiful views of the Hollywood Sign and an insider tour of the iconic Griffith Observatory- and at sunset, will be the best place to snag a fireworks Instagram pic. Our guides also provide killer photos- we’ve had a proposal on our hike, captured some great yoga poses, and caught a few people snacking on the Hollywood Sign– if you’re looking for a great way to get some exercise on the 4th, book one of our Los Angeles hike tours!


2. Jump on a bike

Before you head to your holiday cookout, kick off the morning with a bike tour through Beverly Hills on our Celebrity Bike Tour of Beverly Hills! Cycle with us through the celebrity homes of Beverly Hills, the most luxurious neighborhood in America. You’ll take in the movie star mansions and luxury boutiques on Rodeo Drive on our Beverly Hills bike adventure. Our daily bike tours are an excellent way to see LA while reducing your carbon footprint, burning calories, and rejuvenating your mental health! We also offer a Hollywood Bike Tour and our famous LA in a Day bike tour, for a more challenging, 32-mile fitness adventure through all of the top neighborhoods in Los Angeles!


3. Hike to the Hollywood Sign

Groups looking for an exclusive, unforgettable VIP private hiking tour to cap off the holiday weekend are now welcome to join us on our brand new, recently launched, EPIC Hollywood Sign Hike Tour! In this private hike tour, we’ll hike up behind the Hollywood sign for spectacular views, and photo opportunities made for the movies. This hike is perfect for private groups, corporate retreats, and team building. All of our private LA biking and hike tours are fully customizable and can be tailored to your groups timings and fitness goals.

Book an LA bike or hiking tour with us today, and join Bikes and Hikes LA on your summer vacation- let freedom ring!


Our Beverly Hills tour by bike is an intimate experience where you will pedal through one of the world’s most famous cities – Beverly Hills! Your guide will take you to see celebrity homes, iconic landmarks, and show you the glitz and glamour of Rodeo Drive! Sunshine, exercise, and celebrity sightings await you on the Beverly Hills tour! Daily 10:30am departure.