Venice Beach is an iconic LA landmark and a favorite amongst both locals and tourists. With street performers, artists, skateboarders, surfers, bicyclists, celebrities and everything in between, Venice Beach is a great place to shop, eat, and people watch. From the boardwalk, it's a short walk to the Venice Canals, where visitors can walk through the canaled neighborhoods which mimic those of Venice, Italy, and are responsible for giving the area its name. Main Street and Abbott Kinney Blvd. are also nearby, and are summer hotspots for those looking to window shop, grab a drink or have lunch.
Having been featured in numerous movies and TV shows, Venice beach has become a world-famous destination because of its rich and diverse artistic counterculture. A place where surfers, skaters, performers, and musicians all come together, Venice Beach is arguably the most popular area in all of Los Angeles.