One of my favorite Los Angeles events, CicLAvia, is going through our home base in Culver City all the way to Venice Beach in a week. If you are free or in town during one of the Sundays they produce this event, I highly encourage you, your family and your friends to participate.
Our Entertaining Adventure hunts are usually limited to on-foot, on-sidewalk adventures, but at CicLAvia, six or so miles of Los Angeles roads are open only to cyclists and pedestrians. Anytime you can see the city from a new perspective, I highly recommend it. There is something freeing about riding on a busy L.A. street in the MIDDLE of the street. It is so rebellious!
Looks like the route will take you through Downtown Culver City, so you must grab lunch at Chop Daddy's--it's just opened up in Downtown Culver, and as a Texan, I'm partial to a BBQ joint. You can get yourself a sandwich and eat it at the lovely Culver City City Hall. Its Mediterranean style architecture & calming fountains provide a great view, and there are plenty of benches in the courtyard to eat a quick lunch. On your way to Venice, be sure and stop along Abbott Kinney. Limited parking is what usually keeps me out of this hood, but hey--you're walking, skateboarding or on your bike, so no excuses! You're probably going to be HOT by this point, so why not stop by Lemonade--right along the route at Abbott Kinney and Venice--and reward yourself with a fancy $3 freshly squeezed lemonade. And though it's not ON the route, you are too close to the Venice Canals not to pay them a visit.
I'll be out on my bike! Hope to see you there. If your friends are cyclists, Entertaining Adventure is excited to plan your next cycling hunt through the city--just contact us.