Venice Beach is the most eclectic beachfront on the West Coast. Known for its circus-like boardwalk called Ocean Front Walk and extraordinary canals, Venice Beach is truly a one-of-a-kind neighborhood. From funky shops and boutiques to street performers and an assortment of entertainers, you’ll never run out of things to do in Venice Beach.
For an adventure along the west coast, nothing compares to this eccentric town. Here are just a few attractions you must see during your time in Venice Beach:
Venice Beach Boardwalk
The Venice Beach Boardwalk is one of the most visited attractions of Los Angeles. The Venice Beach Boardwalk expands 3 miles long next to the Pacific Ocean with cafes, restaurants, quirky shops, and vendors lining the beachfront boardwalk. Home to decades of famous musicians, artists, and entertainers, Venice Beach encompasses that artsy culture even today at the boardwalk. Lots ofoutdoor activities and sports are fun to watch or play, for a far out adventure, the Venice Beach Boardwalk is what you’re looking for.
A unique feature of Venice Beach is the canals that were structured way back in 1905 by Abbott Kinney. These canals used to stretch 16 miles but over time, the canals were paved over. Now the remaining canals can be found in a few blocks and they’ve been fully restored. These canals are great for a stroll or to paddle around the romantic canals.
Abbott Kinney Boulevard
This boulevard oozes trendy fashion and unique hotspots. Abbott Kinney Boulevard has a huge selection of independent shops, interesting restaurants, and nightclubs. Known for its artsy flair, you can find just about anything you need on Abbott Kinney Boulevard. The boulevard will be closed off for September 29th for the Abbott Kinney Festival.
Venice Beach Bike Trail
The Venice Beach Bike Trail is great for a day of biking or skating. The bike path spans from the sands of Venice up the beautiful coast to Santa Monica, This place is popular for bike riding and skating therefore many rentals are available.
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