Venice

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Venice Beach which includes 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 AU$186 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Situated in Venice, this beach hotel is steps away from Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. Main Street Santa Monica and Santa Monica Beach are also within ...
3.7/5 Good! (987 reviews)
"Building was a little hard to find. Parking was a few blocks away. Front desk was helpful and room was clean. Nice peekaboo of the beach and right on the boardwalk towards Santa Monica. For the price it was a good value."

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2021

Air Venice on the Beach
Hotel Erwin
Hotel Erwin
4 out of 5
1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is AU$356 per night from 22 Nov. to 22 Nov.
Located in Venice, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. Abbot Kinney ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"This is a great place to stay. The parking fees are excessive. They have a parking garage under the hotel and charge more than they need to for the spots. They keep a valet on staff and you must use them if you want to park at their hotel that you have already paid for. There is not overnight parking ..."

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Hotel Erwin
The Kinney - Venice Beach
The Kinney - Venice Beach
3 out of 5
737 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA
The price is AU$261 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk. Muscle Beach Venice and Main ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (722 reviews)
"Nice and convenient to everything"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2021

The Kinney - Venice Beach
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Venice Suites
Venice Suites
3 out of 5
417 OceanFront Walk, Venice, CA
The price is AU$242 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this Venice apartment building is just steps away from Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. Santa Monica Beach and Main Street Santa ...
4/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Beautiful Sea view! Amazing location."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

Venice Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is AU$258 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk, steps away from Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. Abbot Kinney ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,279 reviews)
"Location was fantastic with it being right on the Venice beach boardwalk. Friendly staff that gave great food recommendations. Room was clean, bathroom tile was a little discolored/not as nice as the rest of the room. Elevator was definitely SMALL and historic. We only used it to take our luggage ..."

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Beach Vacation Condos
Venice Beach Vacation Condos
4 out of 5
52 Paloma Court, Venice, CA
The price is AU$307 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Situated near the beach, this condo is within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Santa Monica Pier and Los Angeles Forum are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (227 reviews)
"The access and proximity to Venice Beach was excellent! Sadly, post-pandemic Venice Beach board walk has really gone downhill. Most of the businesses were closed or boarded up, the beach has many homeless or drug-addicted people hanging around. Our children found crack pipes on the play grounds. ..."

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Venice Beach Vacation Condos
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