Discover the Beach Cities Car Free

Santa Monica Pier | Photo courtesy of red.dahlia, Flickr

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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The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has partnered with hotels across the city to curate exclusive travel packages inspired by the Car Free L.A. program – making it easy for visitors to stay and experience Los Angeles without relying on a car.

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