Transportation in Santa Monica

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Lyft is your friend with a car. Passengers can log into the app on their smartphone, request a ride with tap of a button, see a picture of their car and driver, and be on their way within minutes. Besides making rides convenient with cashless payments, Lyft rides also make for an economically sound choice—typically, Lyft is more affordable than traditional taxis. The company has received an array of press accolades—including features by USA Today, Forbes, and the New York Times. They have also been featured in a Conan sketch.

1455 4th St
Santa Monica,
CA
US

The Hollywood sign looks a lot cooler when you’re parallel with it. Hollywood Air Tours provides aerial views of this and other famous LA landmarks that range from the Staples Center and Pacific Palisades to Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and Will Rogers State Historic Park. The expert pilots, who double as tour guides, provide a variety of tours that include flights over Malibu Beach and celebrity homes, as well as the mega tour, which covers almost every conceivable landmark, from UCLA and the Sunset Strip to Dodger Stadium, city hall, and the Playboy Mansion.

3223 Donald Douglas Loop S
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Customers who exceed the daily mileage limit (100–150 miles, varies per vehicle) are responsible for extra fees ($0.35–$0.65/mile, varies per vehicle).

2423 Lincoln Blvd
Venice,
CA
US

Located two blocks from Venice Beach’s iconic boardwalk, Venice Beach Station assembles a fleet of rental bicycles and skateboards with which to cruise along the shore in style. Once equipped with a mount and protective equipment, customers can explore the 2.5-mile pedestrian-only promenade, where scores of artists and performers entice riders to stop and take in the vibrant culture mixed with solemn remembrance of fellow mimes crushed by invisible pianos.

100 Venice Way
Venice,
CA
US