Venice Beach is one of the most popular destinations for visitors in LA. Created in 1905 by millionaire Abbot Kinney, LA Venice was created to look as similar as possible to the iconic Italian Venice. Filled out with canals, art and small stores Venice is a home for street entertainers, vendors, and local characters. Would you like to visit? Here is a small list of must-see places:
- Stroll down the Venice Canals – one of the most unique places which give a truly European vibe. The neighborhood of houses and four quarter-long canals with arching pedestrian bridges, colorful beach houses will make your stroll an unforgettable one.
- Watch bodybuilders and basketball players – Yes, Venice Beach has a designed gym area for all the bodybuilders who love all kinds of attention. But Muscle Beach is not the only public recreational facility in Venice. You will find an endless amount of basketball courts, tennis, volleyball or even handball courts. An ideal place for world travelers and locals to create an exciting blend of lifestyles.
- Learn some tricks at the Venice Skate Park – even if you are not a Z-boy, you can spend at the skate park hours only looking at all those talented people making their incredible tricks. Highly satisfying!
- Get on a ride at the Santa Monica Pier – There is a good reason why Venice Beach is often called a Coney Island of the Pacific. Pier is filled out with incredible rides, aquarium, candy, and hot dog stands and fairground games. With carousels, a trapeze school, outdoor concerts and the most beautiful sunsets Santa Monica Pier will leave you without breath!