You’ve just booked your next well-deserved family vacation — you’re going to the city of glitz and glamor and a paradise of good weather: Los Angeles! Everyone in the family is excited for some time to kick back and relax. What to do in the City of Angels? What are some of the best things to do and see in Los Angeles? The options can be overwhelming- so after a bit of research, we’ve come up with this perfect list of the Top 10 Things to do in Los Angeles for your next family vacation.
Welcome to LA! Time to get active. Exercise is the best way to beat jet lag and get acquainted with a new city; what better way is there to kick off your LA vacation than with a Los Angeles bike tour to see some of LA’s most iconic sights? Welcome to our famous LA in a Day Bike Tour! From West Hollywood to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, and back, this six-hour, 32-mile tour has something for everyone in your family to enjoy! Flex your muscles for a picture at the famous Muscle Beach in Venice and re-live your Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsen dreams as you bike Ballona Creek, the site of the famous Grease car race scene! Enjoy the best neighborhoods LA has to offer as you bike through our spectacular city- you’ll feel like a local in no time. This tour is incredibly popular, so reserve your spot now.
2. Hollywood Sign Hike Tour
Keep your family active on this trip and take our top LA hiking tour, the Hollywood Sign Hike!Launching daily at 10 am and at sunset, we’ll take you on a 2.5 hour hiking tour, showcasing the iconic Hollywood sign, the famed Griffith Park Observatory, stunning citywide views of Century City,Silver Lake,the Pacific Ocean, and so much more. Our expert guides will entertain you with thrilling tales of the wild west and LA history. Treat yourself to a great workout with even better views of Los Angeles, from Downtown to Venice. Snap that perfect family picture and share your Hollywood hiking tour with all of your fans!
3. Dinner At Sunset Tower Hotel
Los Angeles offers some of the most dynamic dining experiences in the world. Allow us to book you a reservation at the Sunset Tower Hotelin West Hollywood, one of the hottest dining destinations in LA. Combining the history and glamour of Old Hollywood with top-rated dishes and some of the world’s finest chefs, the Sunset Tower Hotel is one of the best places to eat in Hollywood. Keep your eyes open, because this is a perfect spot to see A-list celebrities enjoying this famed Hollywood restaurant. No autographs, please!
4. Hike the Hollywood Hills!
Watch the sun rise over the 500 square mile sprawl of Los Angeles, and join us on an early morning hike through the Hollywood Hills! Our 1.5 hour hike through Hollywood’s Runyon Canyon is an invigorating early morning workout, allowing you to burn over a thousand calories, enjoy the morning fresh air, and wake up in the City of Angels– all before 9 am! You’ll enjoy some panoramic views of Hollywood, catch some celebrity homes, and meet some very cute dogs on Hollywood’s most popular hiking trail– just blocks away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and all of Hollywood’s most popular attractions! We’ll see you bright and early at 7:30!
5. Beverly Hills Bike Tour
Bike through Beverly Hills, and experience LA’s celebrity mansions and most luxurious boutiques up close! Our three-hour, 12 mile Beverly Hills Bike Tour features such LA highlights as Rodeo Drive, Greystone Mansion (a top LA filming location,) homes of over 30 celebrities, a stop at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel, and a chance to snap a pic at the classic Beverly Hills Sign. Bring your sunglasses to ward off the paparazzi, and keep your eyes peeled- you might spot a celebrity or two!
6. Date Night With Cocktails At The Mondrian’s Skybar
You know the kids will probably be tired after traveling and taking the LA in a Day Bike Tour, but they’ll be thrilled when you tell them they can order room service and a movie while you and your partner hit the town. Head off to Mondrian’s famous Skybar — an amazing Hollywood rooftop bar — located right on the Sunset Strip for gourmet eats and craft cocktails. Groove to tunes spun by world-class DJ’s, and take a jump in the pool, if you’re daring. Sip your drinks and watch the sun set over LA with one of the best views the city has to offer.
7. Hollywood Bike Tour
Bikes, Camera, Action! Join us on a 3-hour, 12 mile bike tour through some of Hollywood’s most famous sites to see. We’ll bike through the highlights of Hollywood, and get you feeling like a star in no time! Our Hollywood bike tour includes stops at the Walk of Fame, so you can pose with LA’s shrine to your favorite entertainment icons, a stop at the Grove Farmer’s Market, to snap some pictures and possibly spot some Hollywood celebrities, and a scenic bike ride through Hancock Park, Hollywood’s most beautiful neighborhood, filled with celebrity mansions and stunning architecture. As we pedal past the Paramount Pictures Studio Lot, take a glimpse inside– perhaps you’ll get discovered on your tour!
8. Shop Abbot-Kinney, the “Hippest Street in America”
Venice’s Abbot-Kinney Boulevard boasts some of the trendiest boutiques in the USA, just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean. After you’ve biked and hiked your way through LA, slow it down with a mellow stroll down Abbot-Kinney. Snap a few pictures of the hip murals, browse the shops for some one-of-a-kind local crafts, and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee from Intelligentsia. Abbot-Kinney is also home to many internationally bespoke boutiques, such as Principessa, Rag + Bone, Smashbox, and more. Once you’ve shopped to your heart’s content, make your way down to the ocean, and enjoy the gorgeous views Venice Beach has to offer.
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9. Snap Some Pictures for the ‘Gram
Up your Instagram game with a walking tour of the best walls to Instagram in LA. We’ll take you to some of LA’s most iconic murals from Downtown LA’s gritty Arts District, to the swanky shops of Melrose Avenue, to Venice Beach and beyond! In the City of Angels, everyone’s an influencer- make your Kardashian dreams come to life when you visit Los Angeles. All that’s required is your phone and killer lighting– not a problem in sunny SoCal. Get your Angel Wings today!
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10. Make it Personal- Book a Private LA Tour
For an extra special, VIP experience, make any of our tours private, and enjoy an up-close and personal behind the scenes private LA tour with our expert guides! Ride through LA’s most exclusive neighborhoods, book a table at the best places to eat in LA, and bask in the sun of the best beaches in Los Angeles. Our concierge team is ready to help you curate your dream LA experience- fill out our questionnaire today!
You did it! You’ve created the perfect list of things to do in Los Angeles. Now all you have to do is pack your suitcases and sunscreen, hop on the plane, and relax. We can’t wait to have you.
Ready to jump start your Los Angeles adventure? Book any one of our Los Angeles tours with Bikes and Hikes LA today!