Last Sunday, The USC Student Activity Center arranged a bike tour with Bikes and Hikes LA, and it made me super excited because I could never imagine getting anywhere in LA without a car!
Our tour guides Leandre and Brian took us to the Beverly Hills’ Greystone Mansion, and I thought the mansion was so big that it could have been a castle. It was so big and beautiful and even has a sneaky secret emergency tunnel that leads to the Sunset Boulevard attached to it.
We were able to go sightseeing through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina Del ray, and Culver city all in just one day through our LA in a Day bike tour of Los Angeles. We were able to see many stunning houses and former homes of celebrities, such as Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and the home where Marilyn Monroe dyed her hair blonde in! Biking through Beverly Hills was truly an eye-opening moment and the most incredible sightseeing experience I have had while in Los Angeles.
However, Beverly Hills, like its name, has many hills! After our tour through the Hollywood area, our group finally got to enjoy the downhill slides, and soon after we arrived at Santa Monica! Santa Monica had a very different vibe. Everyone was so fit and tan, and restaurants were extremely healthy and organic! Our group sat down at the beach and enjoyed a very healthy pita meal before continuing on the rest of our LA adventure!
Later, we biked to Venice Beach and saw the hidden Venice Canals, which are so beautifully built making the ride truly enjoyable. Afterwards, we biked along the riverbank to Culver City and back eventually back to West Hollywood. During the trip, I could not stop taking mental notes of how funny Leandre and Brian were and how they told us so many stories about the history of LA and cool places of where to go in city. LA in a Day was the best way to be able to see and experience LA, and I cannot wait for more tours to come in the future!
And here are some photos of our amazing trip!!! LA in a Day USC
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