Get out from be­hind the wheel

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - SAN­JIV BHATTACHARYA


The Hol­ly­wood sign is cel­e­brat­ing its 90th birth­day this year. See it on a one or two-hour guided horse­back tour with Sun­set Ranch; sun­se­tranch­hol­ly­

This sum­mer, a sec­tion of the LA River was opened to the pub­lic for the first time since the 1930s. Pad­dle your way down­stream and learn about the river’s his­tory and wildlife; lar­iver­ex­pe­di­

Get an aerial view of the city and its sights on a pri­vate he­li­copter whirl; celeb­

Join a food walk­ing tour across the City of An­gels with Melt­ing Pot Food Tours; melt­ing­pot­

A new bike rental next year will put 4000 bikes on the road with 400 sta­tions, mak­ing it the sec­ond-big­gest pub­lic bike rental scheme in the US; dis­cov­er­losan­ge­

By he­li­copter:


By bike:

On the bus in down­town LA, left; cy­cling along Venice Beach, above; the cool sur­rounds of Ho­tel Bel-Air beckon, be­low left

On horse­back:

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