Despite the recent heat wave most of the summer crowds have dispersed from the wide open Los Angeles beaches in Venice and Santa Monica and even up to Malibu. Local surfers are still enjoying hurricane fueled waves arriving from Mexico but our tour guests staying in the great beach hotels (Shutters, Loews, Casa del Mar) have the beaches mostly to themselves. The bike/skate path snakes for miles from Venice Beach to Pacific Palisades and a bike route can be ridden all the way down to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Most of the often colorfully painted lifeguard shelters are shuttered now even though the Pacific waters are as warm as they are going to get this year. This is a wonderful time to plan a visit and enjoy a private Los Angeles tour while you are here.