Enjoy a true LA experience at Venice Beach, a colorful coastal neighborhood that's famous for its bizarre characters and beachfront fun. From street performers and local artists to Muscle Beach sportsmen and old hippies, you'll run into everyone on this laid-back promenade. You'll also find a new skate park, beachside snacks and drinks, roller skaters and burnouts in Venice Beach, CA, a one-of-a-kind destination.
Farmers markets, art walks, live music, comedy shows & more
Experience a colorful stream of street performers
Shop for handmade art and craft items
Stroll the beachfront boulevard
Tour the Venice Beach canals
Venice Beach Survival Guide
Parking can be tricky along Venice Beach on weekends, so plan to arrive early. Bring sunscreen and a light jacket if you plan to stay during evening hours. Be mindful not to walk on the bike path. Carry $1 bills to tip the street performers, and don’t take their photos unless you plan to give them a tip - this is their livelihood.
Venice Beach Boardwalk
Join a colorful parade of characters on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, perhaps one of the best places in the world for people watching. Peruse booths of arts and crafts, watch action at the skate park and savor a glass of wine at a beachfront café.
Where can I park at the beach?
You’ll find parking lots right next to the beach for $4 to $15, however these tend to fill up quickly. There are also private lots near Windward Ave., Rose Ave. and Venice Blvd. for $15 to $25 per day. Arrive early for best options.
Where is the best place to eat in Venice Beach? What else should I see?
Try Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom for a classic hot dog beach snack. You may also want to tour the Venice canals for an off-the-beaten path experience.