One of L.A.'s most beloved features, its iconic shoreline, is graced with its very own paved bike path—the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, aka The Strand. With a northern tip touching Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades and a southern bottom brushing Torrance County Beach, the 22-mile stretch provides an easy cruise for bicyclists hoping to experience many of L.A.'s beloved beach towns, including Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo. Countless spots offer eats and drinks along the way, and when in Venice, we suggest Venice Ale House, located at the Venice Boardwalk and Rose Avenue. Gary Kavanagh of Gary Rides Bikes brings up another pro to this path: "Going pier hopping from the Santa Monica Pier to the Redondo Beach pier has always been a personal favorite since becoming a local to the Westside." The bikeway tends to attract crowds, so bikers beware, it can become a bit of an obstacle course in some spots (we've spotted a Segway or several rolling along the route). Regardless, it serves as an excellent, easy, flat ride along the shimmering Pacific.