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Venice Beach

Venice Beach

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4,646 Reviews
Open 24 hrs daily
Pacific Coast Highway, Venice, 90291

The Basics

Travelers love strolling Venice Beach to take in the bohemian boardwalk and its brightly colored murals, funky shops, and street performers, including the Sunday afternoon drum circle. A hop-on hop-off bus tour is a great way to explore Venice Beach on your own schedule, while renting bikes or roller skates enables you to cover more ground—and blend in with the locals. This sandy spot is typically visited on Los Angeles city sightseeing tours and is sometimes paired with a stop in Santa Monica.

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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
$79.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun bike tour
Barb was a great tour guide. We had perfect weather for riding our bikes. The electric bikes were a plus for me. I would pedal on my own sometimes and when I got tired.....used the benefit of the electric bike. It was so relaxing to bike along the beaches. Barb also took some great photos of our group and emailed them to me. Thank you for a fun tour!
Tammy_J, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Los Angeles

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1st trip to California
Kim_T, Sep 2021
Shared 8 hours Los Angeles City Sightseeing Tour from Long Beach
Being in California for the 1st time and seeing things I wouldn't have seen in person. Our tour guy was very informative thru out the tour.
star-5
Great tour
Randy_W, Sep 2021
Los Angeles Highlights Tour from Long Beach
Loved seeing walk of fame To bad look out area was closed for the Hollywood sign on the mountain Roy our driver was knowledgeable and entertaining
star-4
Comfortable and good way to see LA in a day
Prarthana_M, Aug 2021
Shared 8 hours Los Angeles City Sightseeing Tour from Long Beach
It was a great day trip covering most of the must see places in LA.. our tour guide, Roy, was very knowledgeable, patient, helpful and funny at the same time.. overall it was a comfortable and good way to see LA in a day
star-5
Had a wonderful time!
Sean_H, Aug 2021
Private Surfing Lesson in Venice Beach
This service was excellent! Our instructor, Alex was a great guy and a very patient teacher. Well worth every penny! My wife and I had an absolute blast!
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Wave time
LARider, Aug 2021
Private Surfing Lesson in Venice Beach
Anto was awesome She gave the right amount of instruction and spent most of the time helping catch waves
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Glad I did it
Kelli_M, Jul 2021
Los Angeles Highlights Tour from Long Beach
This was the perfect way to see the tourist parts of LA without having to drive. Also I was able to identify areas for future visits and cross some things off the list. Loved the tour guide he was great.
star-5
Great ride on the Santa Monica et Venice Beach bike path!
Stephanie_T, Jul 2021
Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
Fun experience! I would definitively recommend it to everyone! The weather was perfect, the bikes were great and the guides very nice!
star-5
Well worth it!
DORNESHEA_C, Aug 2021
Shared 8 hours Los Angeles City Sightseeing Tour from Long Beach
Great tour, great guide!!! Well worth the money! We stopped for lunch and was able to buy snacks at stops.
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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour was Fantastic
Lorraine_T, Jul 2021
Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
We really enjoyed this tour and it was our favorite outing while we were in Los Angeles. The guides were knowledgeable, made sure we were safe, and everything went very smooth. I would highly recommend it.
star-5
Awesome
Michelle_A, Jul 2021
Private Surfing Lesson in Venice Beach
Excellent instructor. Great waves. It was awesome. The instructor was very thorough and stayed with the kids while they were surfing
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Venice Beach
kathysK3378DL, Jan 2020
The Ultimate Venice Beach Experience
We enjoyed this tour as we had limited time. Our tour guide Lisa was very flexible. It was a relaxing pace, included walking and the Venice canals.
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First timer - Private Lesson
Sophie_M, Jul 2021
Private Surfing Lesson in Venice Beach
An amazing first surf lesson! Álexeis was informative, down to earth, and very encouraging. I had the best time! Would highly recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Venice Beach is a must-see for sun worshippers looking to experience Southern California’s beach scene.

  • Venice Beach offers a number of shops, restaurants, and cafes for travelers interested in souvenirs and dining.

  • Accessible parking, picnic tables, and restrooms are available; visit a lifeguard stand to inquire about beach wheelchair rentals.

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How to Get There

Venice Beach is located southeast of Santa Monica, along California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway. Street parking can be found along the beach and on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and there are also a few parking lots.

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When to Get There

Venice Beach is a public outdoor beach, open 365 days a year. It’s busiest on Sundays and less crowded on weekdays. Temperatures can reach up to 100°F (38°C) in summer, while average winter temperatures are about 60°F (15°C).

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Prominent Residents of Venice Beach

Notable Venice homeowners include Hollywood stars Julia Roberts, Viggo Mortensen, Kate Beckinsale, Rutger Hauer, Anjelica Huston, and Elijah Wood. Actor Robert Downey Jr. kept an apartment on the boardwalk during the 1990s, and decades before, musician Jim Morrison met Ray Manzarek and formed the Doors while living in Venice. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career began after he became a regular bodybuilder at Venice’s famous Gold’s Gym. And restaurateur Wolfgang Puck has owned and operated restaurants here since the 1990s.

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