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Trekking Los Angeles: Local Adventures in a Global City

4343 Leimart Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90008

Wide swaths of Los Angeles remain a mystery even to seasoned Angelenos

Website: http://lacommons.org/

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Venice Boulevard

., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

Choose Venice Boulevard, which has a bike lane—an L.A. rarity—that runs from Crenshaw to the coast.

Website: http://www.la-bike.org

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Vintage Venice Reel to Real Tours

1601 Main St, Los Angeles, CA, 90291

Jonathan Kaplan is a one-man multimedia show, playing movie snippets on an iPad at almost every stop on his two-hour Vintage Venice Reel to Real Tours.

Website: http://www.vintagevenicetours.com

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Vintage Venice Tours

1601 Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

424-999-8687

Locals may scoff at out-of-towners as they ride Segways along the beach, but we could all stand to learn more about our city.

Website: http://www.vintagevenicetours.com

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W Hollywood

6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-798-1300

If your living room is feeling familiar and dreary, trade it (momentarily) for the Norma Desmond-meets-Stanley Kubrick environs of the W Hollywood lobby…

Website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com

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Worldview Travel Beverly Hills

449 S. Beverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

310-286-0301

Yes, we’ve heard of Expedia. But nothing beats the human touch.

Website: http://www.worldviewtravel.com

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