Venice

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Venice Beach featuring street scenes and cycling as well as a large group of people

Sip on smoothies, stroll through a maze of canals and browse alternative shops at this Californian beach, famous for its boardwalk and quirky residents.

Venice is a colorful neighborhood with eclectic shops, organic cafés and a scenic beach in the Santa Monica region of Los Angeles County. It is home to Venice Beach and its adjoining pier and famous boardwalk. Explore independent shops, choose from an array of restaurants and watch street performances.

Sunbathe or take a dip in the ocean at Venice Beach. It is also a popular surfing spot with gentle waves that suit beginners. Walk around the famous pier and play arcade games with the kids. Ride the Ferris wheel to the top and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Venice area.

Venice attracts visitors from all over the world who come to soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Walk along the iconic boardwalk and watch a variety of street performers, including stilt walkers, snake charmers and fortunetellers. Watch roller skaters and admire the unique hairstyles and outfits worn by locals. On most weekends, you can join in the Venice Beach Drum Circle and bang a bongo or chant and dance.

Stop by Muscle Beach and watch the locals carry out their daily fitness regimes. Drink smoothies containing a blend of exotic fruit and vegetables from the organic juice bar.

Make your way to the trendy haven of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Palm trees and street art line the road, which is packed with sophisticated boutiques, art galleries, wine bars and restaurants.

Take a romantic stroll through the canals. Venice’s founder, Abbot Kinney, built the system of canals in 1905 to pay tribute to the Italian city of the same name. The Venice Boardwalk was an important meeting point in the 1950s and early ’60s for poets from the Beat Generation, such as Jack Kerouac.

The Venice neighborhood sits in the south of the city of Santa Monica, on California’s Pacific coast. It is about 30 minutes by car from downtown Los Angeles, which could take around 45 minutes depending on the traffic. From many locations in Los Angeles County you can take the bus to Venice.

Air Venice on the Beach
Air Venice on the Beach
3 out of 5
5 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is CA $146 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Situated in Venice, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica Pier and Muscle ...
3.7/5 Good! (988 reviews)
"Thanks for everything you do for me"

Reviewed on Nov. 7, 2021

Air Venice on the Beach
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is CA $224 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Offering direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,299 reviews)
"Very good location, free parking around the neighbour hood.Right on the beach and beside a Starbucks👍😊"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2021

Venice Breeze Suites
The Kinney - Venice Beach
The Kinney - Venice Beach
3 out of 5
737 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA
The price is CA $230 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice Beach, and Venice Beach Boardwalk. Santa Monica Beach and Muscle ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (738 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly. Location was good for the price. Roughly 20 min walk to beach & Abbot Kinney. Decor was hip and cute. Beds and pillows were VERY comfortable. No microwave in room which was disappointing, but there is a fridge. Staff made me feel safe here."

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2021

The Kinney - Venice Beach
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Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is CA $229 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Offering direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,299 reviews)
"Very good location, free parking around the neighbour hood.Right on the beach and beside a Starbucks👍😊"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2021

Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Suites
Venice Suites
3 out of 5
417 OceanFront Walk, Venice, CA
The price is CA $253 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Nestled on the beach, this Venice apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. Santa Monica Beach and Santa Monica ...
4/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
"We loved everything about this property. No frllls. A bright a cheerful room. Location was amazing and roof top patio was An added bonus!"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2021

Venice Suites
Venice Beach Vacation Condos
Venice Beach Vacation Condos
4 out of 5
52 Paloma Court, Venice, CA
Situated near the beach, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Santa Monica Pier and Los Angeles ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (232 reviews)
"Clean and cozy"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2021

Venice Beach Vacation Condos
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