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Venice Beach

Venice Beach

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
GREAT EXPERIENCE!
MOLLY was an excellent guide - hard to replicate this experience- bike riding along the ocean, sightseeing, beauty, sprinkled w/ information about the history of the area. Definitely recommend ! The electric bike is an awesome way to travel too!
DAVID_P, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Los Angeles

star-5
Awesome experience
Jose_Q, Jan 2022
Private Surfing Lesson in Venice Beach
The experience was amazing. Much more than we could imagine. The instructor was patient, and he was very attentive. He made sure we were having a good time all the while assuring we were safe. A must in Venice Beach.
star-5
A great morning beach ride!
Peter_D, Oct 2021
Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
We had a great morning ride with Barbara along the Santa Monica and Venice beach boardwalk and along the canals in Venice!! She had lots of great tidbits to share about celebrity homes along the way!
star-5
My teens had a great time...
Shannon_C, Jan 2022
Private Surfing Lesson in Venice Beach
My teens had a great time learning to surf with Alexei. He was a patient teacher and even took photos of them out in the water for me. Highly recommend this experience!
star-5
Fun trip
simplecg, Nov 2021
Shared 8 hours Los Angeles City Sightseeing Tour from Long Beach
We took a tour of Los Angeles our driver ROY was on time very friendly and very very knowledgeable about the area he took us to all the HOT spots great trip !
star-5
Fun tour 🤩
Florencia_M, Sep 2021
Santa Monica & Venice Guided Pedego eBike Tour
This tour was so fun and informative!! I live in the area and I learned so many things I didn’t know. Dhyan was so helpful, patient and super fun and definitely know his facts. The bikes are awesome and we covered so much in a couple of hours. I would definitely do this again!
star-5
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-5
Fun bike tour
Tammy_J, Aug 2021
Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
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!
star-5
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
A delightful ride!!
MArya_B, Jul 2021
Santa Monica & Venice Bike Tour
This was a delightful adventure. Our tour guide from the “Real LA” was informative and engaging. He kept the pace appropriate for the various ages. Seeing different parts of the beach and the canals was the perfect combo. This tour was excellent!
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
Wave time
Asad_M, 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

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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