Looking for the perfect way to spend the day in Downtown LA? Here's the best hidden gem at Echo Park. ⛵
How adorable and picturesque are these swan boats at Echo Park Lake? This is located just outside of downtown LA and it is a super fun activity that does not break the bank! Read on for a comprehesive guide to this great tour activity in LA for your friends and family.
Origin to Today
Want to know the origin behind swan boats?🦢⛵
In 1877, Robert Paget and his crew took two popular ideas: the bicycle and the boat, and fused them together. He took that creation one step further and added a swan to the front of the pedal boat.
The swan boats only cost $11 for adults! 🤑 A pretty good deal for a scenic, one-hour trip set against the backdrop of LA.
Echo Park also offers pools and a park for family and friends. After you set sail you can grab lunch at this cute restaurant.
All guests need to make reservations before embarking on their aquatic journeys. Wheel Fun Rentals emphasizes the safety of its customers, so participants need to wear life jackets during the one-hour excursion.
Even though you have to wear a life jacket during your rental, you must be able to swim in case of emergency.🙅♂️However, if you try to go for a quick swim in the water, you will be removed from the property.
Everyone 18 years and older can rent a paddle boat. 🔞
The swan boat is spacious. 👨👨👧👧If you have a party of four, two people can sit in the front and steer and the other two can sit in the roomy backseat. Echo Park swan boats accomadate up to five people.
🧑🏿🧑🏾🦱Just two of you?🧑🏾🦱Just one? That's okay, too! As long as someone sits in the front of the swan, they can use the easy steering mechanism and set sail.
When you're peddling on the water, feel free to explore the picteresque views. Check out the signature lotus fountain and lotus beds while on the water 🌼 and the beautiful backdrop of Downtown LA. Pedaling so much also works your leg muscles! Get that workout in!
You can pedal and cruise and steer yourself throughout the lake, and take moments to also just sit and chill and take it all in!
As long as you don't get too close to the edges of the lake, you have free reign on the water.
The views are breathtaking. We went on the most beautiful sunny day.
If you’re feeling up for a night cruise, check out the night swan boat option. For the same price of $11 a person, you can set out post-sunset on an LED-lit excursion. The boats become light up at night for a beautiful experience! 🌃
Are dogs allowed on the boats?
Yes.🐕 Wheel Fun Rentals is dog-friendly and it is up to the owner's discretion if their pup wears a lifejacket.
😷Do I need to wear a mask?
Customers do not need to wear a mask, but again, it is up to personal discretion.
Can I bring food or beverages on the boat?
Yes! Guests can bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages for the journey. 🥝🧃
How do I get a refund?
If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we offer a full refund to those who notify us at least an hour before departure. The same goes for rescheduling.
I haha wanted to share this super fun LA activity with my PrismPop fam! This was such a fun outing! ☀️ Let me know if you tried it!
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