Area Info

Venice Beach has more history, more people, more celebrities and more excitement than almost any other place in California! It is the #2 tourist attraction after Disneyland!

Venice Beach has its own unique lifestyle.

You can lay back with a great book or go out and do some great people watching. You can spend days just taking in all the fresh air and the happenings of Venice.

Hear the low mystical rumble of the late afternoon drum circle on the beach. This is on weekends when about 200 people gather in a giant circle on the sand and just make great rhythms, quite amazing to see and hear.

Venice Beach was recently voted the funkiest beach town in the nation.

Local Activities:

Bike path: You can take endless bike rides up and down the beautiful coast.

Local Farmers Market every Friday morning from 7am to 11am on Venice Blvd. and Venice Way.

Local Farmers Market every Sunday morning from 9:30am to 1pm on Ocean Park Blvd. and Main St.

Walk the famous Venice Boardwalk and see crazy side shows along the boardwalk and buy arts and crafts by local artists.

Venice Pier, walk to the end and see local fisherman, and watch the surfers.

Santa Monica Pier and Mall, enjoy the great amusement pier with roller coasters and such, also the 4 blocks of great shopping along the 3rd Street Promenade Mall..

Marina del Rey, rent boats, great restaurants, and shopping.

Restaurants that we like:

 

Baja Cantina: 311 Washington Blvd.
Fun for drinks, food is just so so..
click for map C and O Restaurant: 31 Washington Blvd.
Good food, big portions.
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Cows End: 34 Washington Blvd.
Local hang out for coffee and light breakfasts/lunch.
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Figtree Cafe: 429 Ocean Front Walk.
Good breakfasts and Lunch. Go before 9 am for 50% off discount.
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French Market Cafe: 2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Good breakfasts and lunches.
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James Beach: 60 N. Venice Blvd.
Good lunches and Dinners, big bar scene after 8pm. Also has nice Sunday brunch.
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Joe’s Restaurant: 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Great food. Lunch and dinner. Good Sunday brunch.
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Sidewalk Cafe: 1401 Ocean Front Walk.
Touristy, but ok food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great people watching.
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Terrace Cafe: 7 Washington Blvd.
Good food, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bar scene after 9pm.
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Wabi Sabi: 1615 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Great food, lunch and dinner.
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Lilly’s Cafe: 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Good food, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sunday brunch.
click for mapAxe: 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Good food, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Abbot’s Pizza: 1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Best pizza in town..
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Piccolo Restaurant: 5 Dudley Ave.
Great food, dinner only.
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Mercedes Cuban Restaurant: 14 Washington Blvd.
Good food. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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AK Restaurant: 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Brand new, great food, beautiful place, dinner only.
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3 Squares Cafe: 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Great food, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Gjelina: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Brand new, great food, beautiful place, dinner only.
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Hal’s Bar and grill: 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Great food, lunch and dinner. Bar scene after 8pm.
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