The city of stars is packed full of unlimited adventures. Once you’ve booked your flight out here, and set up your out-of-office reply, you’ve taken to the internet to plan your trip to Los Angeles. Your mind is probably filled with all kinds of questions. What can I do in Los Angeles?What are the best sightseeing locations in LA? What can’t I miss when I visit LA?
We’ve got answers for you!
Bikes and Hikes LA has narrowed down the top ten things to do when you visit LA, recommended by our team of expert guides. Join us on a number of biking and hiking tours through Los Angeles, the epi-center of entertainment, a shopper’s paradise, and the best beachside sunset you’ve ever seen. Check out our top ten picks of the best things to see and do in Los Angeles- we’re so excited to have you.
Get an up close and personal vibe of LA as you roll down the city streets, through quaint towns and along the beach with Bikes and Hikes’ most popular LA IN A DAY bike tour. This 32-mile bike tour of Los Angeles is an unforgettable, action packed six hour adventure. Tour guides will regale you with stories about celebrities and cool LA history as you cruise by posh Beverly Hills mansions and city hotspots for a completely different kind of LA experience.
Highlights: West Hollywood – Pedal past 30+ Celebrity Homes – Route 66 – Sunset Strip – Walking Tour of Greystone Mansion Gardens & Grounds – Beverly Hills – Bel-Air – UCLA – Westwood – Veterans Hospital – Brentwood Village – Bundy Drive (yeah, that street) – Santa Monica Promenade – Santa Monica Beach/Pier – Venice Beach (stop for lunch) – Abbot Kinney – Venice Canals – Muscle Beach – Skateboard Park – Frank Gehry Beach House – Marina Del Rey – Culver City Studios – Robertson Boulevard – The Ivy Restaurant – Pacific Design Center, and much more…
2. Hike to the Hollywood Sign through Griffith Park
Hike with us to catch an incredible view of the famous Hollywood Sign in LA’s own backyard (and top filming location!), Griffith Park. Griffith Park is one of LA’s hottest landmarks, surrounded by panoramic views of Los Angeles, 53 great hiking trails, and is crowned with a stunning observatory, which you may recognize from several famous LA films. (La La Land, anyone?) Take in a sunset hike with Bikes and Hikes LA and watch the spectacular city lights illuminate the landscape as the sun sets over LA.
Credit: Kim Reierson
3. Dine at Craig’s Restaurant
After you’ve biked your way through Los Angeles, celebrate with a well-deserved meal at Craig’s! Celebrity sightings are their own adventure in Los Angeles. You never know who’ll be dining at the table next to you in this popular LA eatery. Located in the heart of West Hollywood on famed Melrose Avenue, top celebs like Mariah Carey, Kris Jenner, Nick Jonas and other tastemakers are known to stop by for a meal. Call early for reservations!
4. Take a Beverly Hills Bike Tour!
Bike with us through Beverly Hills! Beverly Hills usually conjures up strolling along Rodeo Drive with its uber- expensive designer stores, but there’s another way to experience this rich and famous city—with a Beverly Hills bike tour. As you cycle along the gorgeous streets you can soak up the sun and check out the celebrity homes that dot the most expensive neighborhood in the USA. Take your moment in the spotlight with the multitude of photo ops on this tour-photo op stops include the Beverly Hills Witches’ cottage (Spadena House), the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the Beverly Hills Sign, and much more. Perhaps you’ll get discovered on your Beverly Hills bike adventure!
5. Party on the Sunset Strip
From The Whisky to The Roxy to the Viper Room (Johnny Depp’s former nightclub,) the Sunset Strip on Sunset Boulevard has been rocking for nearly a century. Party like a rockstar, and hit the clubs formerly graced by Led Zeppelin, Jim Morrison, and the Doors on the Sunset Strip. You can rub elbows with celebs as you dine at great restaurants like Eveleigh, Church Key, and Tocaya. Have a drink under the stars at SkyBar and have a few laughs at the famed Comedy Store. The Sunset Strip has something for everyone wanting to party the night away in Los Angeles. For celebrity sightings and an old school Hollywood experience, we recommend dinner or drinks at the Tower Bar in the Sunset Tower Hotel. Give us a call today so we can personally recommend the best nightlife in Hollywood.
6. Ride with us on a Hollywood Bike Tour
Ditch the bumper-to-bumper traffic on Hollywood Boulevard, and ride with us on a three hour, 12 mile bike tour featuring the top things to see in Hollywood! We’ll pedal through the star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame, pose for pictures outside the Dolby Theatre and TCL Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard (perhaps spot an Oscar Winner or two?) cruise through the swanky homes of Hancock Park (Beverly Hills 2.0,) and ride past the Paramount Pictures Studio Lot! This tour highlights the best things to see and do in Hollywood, and we can’t wait to share the best LA film locations and historic Hollywood haunts on this action-packed Hollywood tour.
Fred Segal street view
7. Shop in the Melrose Fashion District
Peruse the high end fashion boutiques that line Melrose Avenue,the best place to shop in LA. From international bespoke designers like Fred Segal, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, and Diane Von Furstenberg, to trendy shops like Urban Outfitters, browse the hip shops on Melrose as you tour Los Angeles. You can shop, stroll, dine, and Instagram to your heart’s content in the Melrose Fashion District. Once you’ve shopped till you (almost) drop, take a well-deserved break and snap a few photos at Melrose’s most famous rooftop park on the third floor of Restoration Hardware, with its sweeping views, couches, fountains and relaxing music. For more information, visit West Hollywood.
8. Watch the sun rise over LA on our Hollywood Hills Hike
Beat your jet lag and join us on a sunrise hike over one of LA’s best hiking trails!We’ll do a 1.5 hour, rigorous fitness hike through the Hollywood Hills, and watch the day break over LA. You may see a movie star or two, and we’ll point out some of LA’s most famous celebrity homes as we hike Runyon Canyon, just steps away from Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame. Get your steps in, burn a thousand calories, and jump start your day in LA with our early morning Hollywood Hills Hike, all before 9 am!
9. Catch a Movie at IPIC in Westwood
Relax after your biking and hiking tours of LAwith an unforgettable movie experience at the iconic IPIC movie theater in Westwood. You can munch on unlimited popcorn, sip a fancy drink, and recline with blankets and pillows on IPIC’s luxury chairs as you enjoy classic and all-new blockbuster films on the west side. You’ve earned it!
10. Book a Private Tour with Bikes and Hikes LA for an unforgettable, VIP experience!
Upgrade to a red-carpet worthy experience, and make any of our daily LA tours private! Call our concierge team, and we’ll help you design your fully customizable private LA biking, hiking, or sightseeing tour, for a special, personal take on all of our Los Angeles adventures! Join us on a beach bike ride, a panoramic hike, or even an Instagrammable walking tour— we’re happy to bring you, your family, or your group the best of LA on any of our private sightseeing experiences. Give us a call and design your personalized tour of Los Angeles today!
c. Khristyne Hassan
What are you waiting for? Book your LA tour with us today, and experience all the incredible things to do in Los Angeles on your next getaway!