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.

Where to stay in Venice

The Kinney - Venice Beach
The Kinney - Venice Beach
3 out of 5
737 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA, 90292
The price is CA $215 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (862 reviews)
"Excellent service loved the room , lots of space , massive bed . Loved the decor"

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2022

The Kinney - Venice Beach
Air Venice on the Beach
Air Venice on the Beach
3 out of 5
5 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291
The price is CA $300 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a business center, and a snack bar/deli. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
"The hotel and staff is really nice but really really hard to find a parking spot since the hotel doesn’t have their own parking lot and since is next to the beach depending on the day it would be really crowded but overall good experience."

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2022

Air Venice on the Beach
Hotel Erwin
Hotel Erwin
4 out of 5
1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $361 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Location was perfect. The customer service was amazing. Friendly staff. Would recommend to stay"

Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2022

Hotel Erwin
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Venice Suites
Venice Suites
3 out of 5
417 OceanFront Walk, Venice, CA, 90291
The price is CA $278 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 14
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,060 reviews)
perfect stay
"Everything was good, except the parking :( and the bbq grill with wind kept shutting off the light. It will be better if you build wind block around the bbq grill ^^ Other than that, good service and enjoyed!"

Reviewed on Jul. 6, 2022

Venice Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291
The price is CA $347 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,367 reviews)
"We enjoyed being so close to the beach. It was clean and the roof top very cool!"

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2022

Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Beach Vacation Condos
Venice Beach Vacation Condos
4 out of 5
52 Paloma Court, Venice, CA, 90291
The price is CA $309 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly condo in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (280 reviews)
"I loked that the place had 2 rooms and plenty of sleeping arrangements. Good size living room ans and kitchen. The only part that was not good were the people upstairs made too much noise all nite."

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2022

Venice Beach Vacation Condos
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