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.
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.
Figtree Cafe: 429 Ocean Front Walk.
French Market Cafe: 2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
James Beach: 60 N. Venice Blvd.
Joe’s Restaurant: 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Sidewalk Cafe: 1401 Ocean Front Walk.
Terrace Cafe: 7 Washington Blvd.
Wabi Sabi: 1615 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
|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.
Piccolo Restaurant: 5 Dudley Ave.
Mercedes Cuban Restaurant: 14 Washington Blvd.
AK Restaurant: 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
3 Squares Cafe: 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Gjelina: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Hal’s Bar and grill: 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd.