If you’re visiting the Los Angeles area and making Santa Monica your home base, there’s no better way to explore than booking a Santa Monica tour. Whether you stick around town and explore Santa Monica Beach and the coast on an electric bike, or if you plan to venture out and explore the greater Los Angeles area, the possibilities are endless when you’re visiting Santa Monica.
Discover the best Santa Monica tours and nearby tours of LA below. We’ve rounded up tours for multiple budget types, interests, and areas, so you can enjoy city sightseeing like never before!
Van & Bus Tours of Santa Monica and Los Angeles
City tours by bus are great options for those who want to cover a lot of ground during their tours. Most are affordable and visit a variety of locations around Santa Monica and Los Angeles, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride while snapping photos to your heart’s desire!
Starline tours offer a variety of sights to see from their Hop-On, Hop-off double-decker bus tours. Check out the stars’ homes tour to see where your favorite celebs reside throughout Beverly Hills and LA or take the classic Hollywood tour to see major attractions and landmarks like Rodeo Drive and the Griffith Observatory.
With daily departures and multiple stop locations throughout Santa Monica, Starline bus tours are a great addition to your Santa Monica visit.
LA Discovery Tours
LA Discovery tours offer luxury vehicle rides and knowledgeable hosts who can give you amazing insider tips and stories for an unforgettable tour experience of Santa Monica and other areas in Los Angeles.
A Day in LA Tours
A Day in LA Tours offers all sorts of Santa Monica and Los Angeles tours, including private tours, tours to/from Disneyland, and tours with beautiful views of Santa Monica and Venice Beaches’ iconic two Muscle Beach locations. Guided tours pick-up from the heart of Downtown Santa Monica or from several Santa Monica’s hotels. Check out their themed “Rastabus” and in-depth itineraries for your next trip.
Food & Drink Tours From Santa Monica
If touring Santa Monica through your tastebuds sounds more your speed, check out these delicious tour options with bites and sips at every stop!
Malibu Wine Tours
Malibu Discovery Tours offers luxurious wine tours of Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Barbara & other SoCal wine areas based from Santa Monica. Indulge in some amazing varietals while taking in the beautiful scenery of Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains.
Six Taste Food Tours
The Six Taste food tour of Santa Monica, offered as a private walking foodie’s paradise tour, can’t be missed when you visit Santa Monica, considering it’s a hub for quintessential SoCal cuisine, inspired by fresh, local ingredients. Call to book ahead of time, and experience hidden gems and let your taste buds run wild!
Taste of Santa Monica Walking Tour & Sweet Spots Dessert Bike Tour
The Santa Monica Bike Center offers two must-do food tours in Santa Monica. The first is a walking tour, Taste of Santa Monica, where you’ll visit a variety of cuisines and see the historic Santa Monica farmers markets. The second is their Sweet Spots Dessert bike tour, where you’ll ride along to various sweet local stops.
Santa Monica Bike Tours
Whether you’re ready to pedal or would prefer to scoot on an electric bike tour, two-wheeled tours are a fun way to take advantage of Santa Monica’s numerous bike paths while seeing the city.
Santa Monica Bike Center
The Santa Monica Bike Center offers guided bike tours for the whole family, in addition to walking tours, bike rentals, and bike repair! See them for any and all biking needs while you visit Santa Monica.
Joy Ride is an all-inclusive premier bike tour & rental business that’s suited for any rider’s need. Catch one of their gorgeous sunset tours for an unforgettable view of Santa Monica Beach that you’ll want to snap a few photos of.
Pedal...Or Not Electric Bike Tours of Santa Monica
Check out Pedal...Or Not for a fun and unique electric bicycle tour of Santa Monica. You’ll experience Santa Monica Beach, the Venice canals, and many other attractions bus tours can’t reach, all with interactive and experienced SoCal expert tour guides.
Legends Beach Bike Tours from Blazing Saddles Rentals at Perry’s
Legends Beach Bike Tours begin on the iconic Santa Monica Pier where riders will see multiple famous sites and attractions along a 2-hour guided tour. After 5 miles of easy cruising, riders will know all the best spots to eat, shop, play & explore in the area.
Other Santa Monica Tours
The fun never stops with Santa Monica tours! Check out a variety of other tour options in addition to the types listed above.
- General LA Tours - Check out Surf City Tours for tours that offer hotel pick-ups from all over SoCal.
- Black Santa Monica Tours and Concierge offers a tour created to preserve and promote the history of African Americans in Santa Monica and LA.
- Unique Santa Monica Tours - check out our list of tours that are all about the vibrant and special Santa Monica community and its history.
- For even more tours in the SoCal area that depart from Santa Monica, check out our list of the best day trips from Santa Monica and the numerous tours listed there, like picturesque boat tours from Santa Monica to Catalina Island!
- Stretch those legs after a long drive or flight and take a Santa Monica Walking Tour of Downtown.