• Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Experience the laid-back vibes of Southern California’s most popular beach towns during this 12-hour day trip by air-conditioned coach. Travel everywhere from Venice Beach to Long Beach, stopping at such famous attractions as the Santa Monica Pier, the volleyball pavilion of Huntington Beach, the ‘Queen Mary’ ocean liner and much more. This day of fun in the sun also includes the commentary of a guide on your coach and admission to the Queen Mary.


  • Full-day trip to Southern California's most celebrated seaside attractions
  • Stroll along the Santa Monica Pier and ride the rides at Pacific Park
  • Wander Venice Beach and peruse the local wares
  • Travel to Long Beach and explore the Queen Mary ocean liner
  • See Huntington Beach, including its famous volleyball pavilion
  • Shop on Third Street Promenade, a famous pedestrian-only street
  • Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary from your tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation in a deluxe van or bus

What You Can Expect

California Beach Cities Day Trip: Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach and Santa Monica from LA

Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier

Enjoy the chill environment, beautiful scenery and fun-filled attractions of the most famous beach towns around Los Angeles, covering Long Beach to Venice Beach to Santa Montica and Huntington Beach too. If you’re looking for an easy way to get a feel for the unique seaside vibe that’s made L.A. famous, then this tour is a great option.

Start your day from a departure point at either the Los Angeles Farmers Market or the Four Points by Sheraton in Culver City. Depending on which point you’ve selected, you’ll leave at either 6:30 or 7am. Head to your first beach town visit at Huntington Beach, a town nicknamed as “Surf City” thanks to its mention by the Beach Boys. Observe the surfers paddling into the local swells and check out some volleyball competition at the pavilion. Take a few minutes to feel the sand between your toes before proceeding to Long Beach.

Make your next stop in Long Beach at the Queen Mary, a historic British ocean liner which made its last trip back in 1967. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this magnificent boat, investigating the restored sections such as the machine rooms, aft and bridge, plus many more locations.

Move on from the elegant design of a vintage cruise ship to the quirky environs of Venice Beach, possibly one of the most eclectic beachfront strips in the world. Observe a mish-mash of talented street performers, hard-body weightlifters, graceful skateboarders and eclectic merchants who call the beach’s coastline home. Then leave the eccentric area of Venice behind as you head just north to the famous Santa Monica Pier, offering a wealth of places to eat, people watch or enjoy a ride on the pier’s action-packed rollercoaster and Ferris wheel. 

Finish your trip along Santa Monica’s upscale Third Street Promenade, a pedestrian-only walking and shopping area offering a variety of upscale merchants. Grab a few souvenirs or do do some window shopping before receiving a drop-off back at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Jeannette W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

4 Beaches in one day each different Huntington a surfers beach with surfers and Beach volleyball. Long Beach the Queen Mary is well worth a visit, Venice Beach with the canals and luxury homes and the bohemian shops with Bike riding and Skateboarding, finally Santa Monica the end of Route 66 with Palisades Park and the pier with its stalls and restaurants and Fun Park. The guide was informative and gave you time at each beach so you did not feel rushed.

Seren B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was a fantastic day! We were the only ones on the tour and the guide was very polite, friendly and had a lot of information to give us. The beaches were beautiful, and because of the early start we saw them both a the very busy and quieter times. The Queen Mary was also a highlight and the guide does let you do some exploring for yourself which is always great. I'd definitely recommend this.

Jake Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had an amazing time on the 3 tours we did. Our tour guide really made the experience highly memorable. We highly recommend getting Richard as your guide if you can, he is brilliant!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was really amazing. I enjoyed every second of it. Richard, the tour guide, was very kind, full of information and professional. His stories are entertaining and interesting.
I highly recommend it.

Saloma76 Schweiz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Apart from the very early beginning I know, that it is necessary in order to get the whole program through I loved this tour. Richard the tour guide is very knowledgeable and has a lot of funny and interesting stories to share. Jakob the driver brought us safely to all our destinations. It is a packed day with a lot of beautiful views and memories. As it is not always guided you have time to explore Huntington Beach, Queen Mary, Venice and Santa Monica on your on as well. Absolutely recommended.

Virginia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Wonderful tour with excellent guide will book with them again


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Best tour, excellent driver, well educated in all areas of tour. Could not do enough for us. We appreciated his friendliness and effort in making sure we had a wonderful day. Would give Amir a higher rating if possible. Thanks again.

Ashley H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Brilliant tour, tour guide was fantastic and best way to see all of the beaches in Southern California! Many Thanks!!

Nikoletta P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Excellent trip. Lots of time for all beaches. Got to see the outskirts of the city and nice neighbourhoods not easily accesible by public transportation. Richard,our driver and guide, was very friendly,enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Shermann D United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Wonderful day out. Our guide even gave us extra time on The Queen Mary. This is the one to experience the differences in beach culture in LA. Venice beach is a real eye opener-not to be missed. Great commentary and guide would fully recommend.

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