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Memorial Day 2021 – The Best Things to Do in LA this Summer!

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Memorial Day 2021

The Best Things to Do in LA this Summer!

Summer’s here! If you live in sunny Southern California, it’s summer all year long, and we’re so excited to welcome you to LA to kick off your summer vacation. The forecast is looking clear: as of June 15th, EVERYTHING in California will be reopened. California is the safest state in the country – this week, we’ve hit the lowest number of COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic. Everyone is welcome back, and we are so excited to announce that everything in California will be FULLY re-opened on June 15th! 

You read that right: CALIFORNIA IS FULLY REOPENING ON JUNE 15TH.

What a year it’s been. We’re feeling hopeful and looking ahead so we can slowly but surely resume our “normal” – whatever that may be. Disney is reopening, Universal Studios is re-opening, and the state has vaccine sites widely available, ensuring a safe trip for all! You can safely travel, according to the CDC, and there’s no better place to come visit than Los Angeles! Jump start your summer 2021 with a Memorial Day weekend trip to LA. Bikes and Hikes LA is going to hook you up with the best recommendations for your weekend trip to LA, including the best outdoor tours, dining, and outdoor attractions that are open. Here are the best things to do in LA this summer – starting with your Memorial Day, 2021!

The Official Hollywood Sign Hike – Walk to the Hollywood Sign!

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Bikes and Hikes LA are ready to shout it from the rooftops – we now boast the OFFICIAL Hollywood Sign Hike and Walk to the Hollywood Sign! We’ve been offering our exclusive, official Hollywood Sign hikes for over a decade, and while there are similar copycat tour operators out there, our Hollywood Sign Hike is the official hike to the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles. If you were wondering how to hike to the Hollywood Sign, look no further- book your Official Hollywood Sign Hike or Griffith Park Experience here. We offer our hikes to the Hollywood Sign twice daily, and are unrolling an express version of our Hollywood Sign Hike this summer for the early bird travelers in your group! We will take you on the world’s most epic hike to the Hollywood Sign, where you’ll get the best views in Los Angeles and the best Instagram and Hollywood Sign TikToks you could imagine! 

LA Bike Rentals

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Looking for good group outdoor activities in Los Angeles? Traveling with your family for the first time in 2021? Even as we rejoice in the return to normalcy, traveling in groups or traveling with family will always be a little bit of a lesson in planning, accounting for everyone’s needs, and needing to go with the flow. Rather than jamming your itinerary with a billion activities each second, how about you see LA on your own time- by treating yourself to our premium LA bike rentals? Bikes and Hikes LA, and our sister shop, Bike Shop LA, offer daily, weekly, and monthly LA bike rentals so that you’re able to see LA up close and personal on your trip! When you rent a bike from Bikes and Hikes LA, our staff will fit you and your group with premium bikes and offer you suggestions about the top places to go and sightsee in LA. We also offer self-guided outdoor bike tours of LA, allowing you and your group to cycle through the best neighborhoods in LA while enjoying our narrated audio tour of top places to see and things to do in Los Angeles. We also rent ebikes, if you and your group are feeling a fast, smooth ride through LA. Book your LA bike rentals here!

Ebike Tours

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Speaking of ebikes, a great way to spend Memorial Day 2021 with your family is by taking an electric bike tour of LA! Bikes and Hikes LA boasts 3 incredible, insanely fun daily bike tours of LA – our famous, popular “LA in a Day” Bike Tour, our iconic Hollywood Bike Adventure, and our star-studded Beverly Hills Bike Tour, our celebrity homes bike tour of Los Angeles! While all of those tours rock already, our top recommendation for things to do in LA for Memorial Day weekend is to upgrade to an electric bike tour of LA, and see the top sights in Hollywood while cruising at top speed! We offer an option for all guests to upgrade to an e-bike for all of our LA bike tours, and we can’t recommend it enough! We also have private, exclusive VIP bike tours- more on that below! Our ebike tours of Los Angeles are a great way to ease into the swing of things in LA, especially if there are members of your group who don’t have a lot of bike riding experience. Our LA ebike tours are as simple as- dare we say- riding a bike?

Outdoor Exploring- Hike in Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park!

a group of people posing on a hike behind the hollywood sign

We love to hike in LA. Hiking is part of our culture, it’s in our blood, and we can’t wait to hike with you this summer! No doubt your Memorial Day weekend plans include a barbecue or two (or three!! Live it up!) so why not get in a great LA workout beforehand by doing two of the most quintessential hikes in LA? Bikes and Hikes LA is located in the heart of West Hollywood, and one of our favorite places to hike and to spot celebrities is Runyon Canyon! Runyon Canyon, just steps away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is one of the best places to hike in LA. There are a number of trails filled with beautiful vistas and beautiful hikers! We’ll take you on an early morning hike tour of Runyon Canyon to get your blood pumping and get you up and at ’em first thing! Our private Runyon Canyon Hike tour is great for the early birds and go getters in your group, as well as anyone who’s ever dreamed about watching the sun rise over LA. Our other favorite outdoor hike tour is, of course, hiking in Griffith Park and hiking to the Hollywood Sign! Book any of our daily Hollywood Hills Hikes in Griffith Park or find out how to hike to the Hollywood Sign on our spectacular Hollywood Sign Hike Tour. We <3 hiking, and can’t wait to share it with you!

The Monarch Cafe – LA’s Newest Outdoor Café!

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Hungry? Looking to grab a bite in between stops during your Memorial Day Weekend trip to LA? We’re so pleased to announce the opening of LA’s newest café, The Monarch Café at Bike Shop LA! Our new West Hollywood café is the perfect place to grab a quick bite or pick me up before or after your LA bike tour, or if you’re just passing through! The Monarch Café is open 7 days a week, and is a protected butterfly sanctuary for our winged friends! It’s a great place to sit and do some writing (now that Hollywood is opening up, aspiring screenwriters, we’re looking at you!), safely catch up with a friend (outdoors+ socially distanced + fully vaccinated staff!), and just soak up that famous LA sunshine – come on by, sit, and stay a while!

Bike Through Malibu, Venice, and Beyond – Beach Bike Tours!

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Finally, it wouldn’t be Memorial Day weekend without a few trips to the beach! Let us take you on one of our famous outdoor LA biking tours in Venice Beach, Santa Monica, or Malibu! All of our LA beach bike tours are available, and we’ll roll out the red carpet for you and your group. Take your family on a Malibu bike tour, and chase waterfalls with us. Bike through Venice and Santa Monica, and enjoy a few bites on the beach. We can even take you and your group to the south bay beaches of Hermosa and Manhattan beach for an easy, breezy beach bike ride along the famous strand, the 22 mile biking and running beach path that lines the Pacific Ocean in LA. We’re happy to hook you and your family up with a private beach bike tour, and celebrate watching the sun set over LA!

So! In conclusion, this Memorial Day, make your LA vacation a *memorable* one and let Bikes and Hikes LA help you curate the trip of your dreams! We have a lot to celebrate this summer, and we’re so excited to celebrate safely with you. Our outdoor LA tours are all family friendly and the perfect item for your LA Memorial Day Weekend trip– so we’ll see you in May!