Venice, CA

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Venice Beach featuring cycling and street scenes 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.

Where to stay in Venice

Air Venice on the Beach
Air Venice on the Beach
3 out of 5
5 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291
The price is $112 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
$112
per night
Feb 28 - Mar 1
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a business center, and a snack bar/deli. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,030 reviews)
"Great view"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

Air Venice on the Beach
The Kinney - Venice Beach
The Kinney - Venice Beach
3 out of 5
737 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA, 90292
The price is $172 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
$172
per night
Feb 28 - Mar 1
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (916 reviews)
Cute fun hotel
"We stayed for one night only and the price was perfect, suite was big and very nicely designed, you can hear the street noise a bit though, the thing in the living room didn’t work, but aside from that the big was comfy, bsthroom was clean and great, the receptionists were friendly and clear, the ..."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

The Kinney - Venice Beach
Hotel Erwin
Hotel Erwin
4 out of 5
1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $270 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$270
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,020 reviews)
"The staff were super friendly and the hotel has a fun vibe and decor. Our Expedia perks were applied to our room at check in with no issues. The room was quiet and the ocean view was amazing. We had a great time riding the free bicycles along the beach. I like that there are filtered water stations ..."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Hotel Erwin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Venice Beach Vacation Condos
Venice Beach Vacation Condos
4 out of 5
52 Paloma Court, Venice, CA, 90291
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly condo in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace, and a picnic area. Popular attractions Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier ...
4/5 Very Good! (309 reviews)
"This property was everything we needed. We choose Venice because the access to the beach and things to do in the area. It was a short drive to the airport and close to the beach. Morning runs were great. The cookware in the kitchen were good quality. The tub in the bathroom was a little hard to get ..."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Venice Beach Vacation Condos
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,397 reviews)
"The room and views from it is exactly like the photos."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Venice Breeze Suites
Boutique 444
Boutique 444
3 out of 5
444 South Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA, 90291
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (329 reviews)
"Great small apartment conveniently located to the canals and beach."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

Boutique 444
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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