Venice Beach

Venice Beach’s famous Boardwalk is a huge draw for many tourists, but Venice also has upscale shops and trendy restaurants that are worth visiting.

Visit the Venice Beach Boardwalk

On the Venice Beach Boardwalk, street vendors peddle wares of many kinds – things from hand-blown glass items and crocheted beanies to tie-dyed T-shirts and sunglasses. The Boardwalk is home to Muscle Beach, an exercise machine-filled section of sand that has attracted fitness buffs since the early 1950s. It’s fun to visit the Venice Beach Boardwalk to people watch, grab a cold beer at a pub with a patio café, or bicycle and inline skate.

Shop or Get Coffee on Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Right off of the Boardwalk, Venice Beach continues to entice travelers and locals with great restaurants and cool retail stores in the downtown area – which is notable because of the lighted “Venice” sign that hangs in the air, strung up across Windward Avenue at Pacific. A few blocks from downtown Venice Beach, on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, hipster boutiques filled with clothing, home décor items, and more sit along side fancy coffee shops and amazing art galleries.

For additional Los Angeles activities, many travelers like visiting the Santa Monica Pier, which is just 5 minutes away from Venice.