Discover the Beach Cities Car Free


Discover Los Angeles

No place conveys the healthy lifestyle often associated with Los Angeles more than the area’s coastal communities. So it’s only natural that a one-day tour of the beach cities of Santa Monica and Venice would be of the human-powered variety, with no motors required. Here’s a local itinerary that can be completed by bike, on foot or even on skateboard.

Allow a minimum of six hours walking, or three hours biking, for this day-long coastal itinerary. Essentials include comfortable shoes/sandals, sunscreen and occasional water breaks.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Walking or Biking
Total Distance: 5.6 miles. Distance Walking or Biking: 5.6 miles

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Things to Do in Venice, California


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From its world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Read on to find out more about one of L.A.’s top neighborhoods.

Mario Lopez's Los Angeles


Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez - actor, author and host of Extra - shares his favorite places in Los Angeles to sip a cocktail, listen to mariachi, and channel his inner Rocky Balboa in the boxing ring.

Local's Guide to Venice Ocean Front Walk


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No visit to LA is complete until you’ve had a chance to stroll the bizarre boardwalk known as Ocean Front Walk. Home to palm and tarot card readers, sand sculptors and collage artists, performance artists, street hustlers, buskers and bodybuilders, it’s one of the best places in Los Angeles for people watching.

Where to Surf in Los Angeles


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Whether you’re getting on a board for the first time or you’re a seasoned rider searching for L.A.’s best breaks, there’s something for everyone. Beginners can learn how to surf with mellow, consistent waves, while experts can head toward the big stuff. No matter what level you’re at, you’ll want to check out these legendary L.A. surfing spots and dive into surf culture USA.

Visit Santa Monica


Santa Monica, California - Located between the ocean and Los Angeles, this beachside city softens the edges of the big-city experience by offering a relaxing alternative and a deep ocean-air breath of what the Los Angeles region has to offer.

Glow Arts Festival


Experience Glow, the art festival where art meets ocean. A free dusk and beyond biannual art event in Santa Monica, California!