Included in the top 10 Instagram photos in LA is the Santa Monica Pier and ferris wheel where the famous Route 66 ends at the ocean and the artistic monuments of Tongva Park known for it's beautiful gardens, picturesque fountains, artistic structures. We'll even visit a secret palm-tree lined street so there's no need to search and drive through Beverly Hills looking for that iconic photo. Inbetween each of those areas will see the famous 3rd Street Promenade entertainers (where I had one of my first jobs at the shopping mall), Muscle Beach (where I work out and also my favorite place to watch the sunset over the ferris wheel) hidden murals and other works of art, historical landmarks and local legends such as Popeye-a real sailor from Santa Monica!
I took my first baby steps in Santa Monica and we'll be meeting just a few blocks from my Grandmother's house! I have led a photo tour for Google headquarters of Los Angeles (once in Santa Monica) with clients that included LA city council members. I’ve also led tours in the Santa Monica Mountains, local art crawls, pub crawls and can show you the best restaurants and bars. I come from a family of artists, have worked in local galleries and can take the best photos of you with your cell phone or camera as I have done for local online newspapers. I also attended Santa Monica College before moving on to get my degree in film studies and doing stand-up comedy so I love pointing out all of the famous homes and hangouts of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, exciting movie locations, old film studios and love sharing my knowledge of the area.
We're going to see why Santa Monica was voted among the top ten beach cities in the world by National Geographic-there’s definitely never a dull moment here and of course great photo ops! We start on the 3rd Street Promenade-a pedestrian pathway and shopping area lined with restaurants, bars, book stores, coffee shops and yoga studios-so feel free to get your fix before the tour or even afterwards with your new group of friends from the tour.
Please dress comfortably for beach weather depending on the time of day. Please bring an ID if you would like to join the group for an optional drink afterwards if you are 21 years of age or older.
Instagram Walking Tour of Santa Monica