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Our Guide to Life in Venice Beach

Enjoy, Surf, Play, Eat, Drink, Laugh, Love Venice Beach

Welcome to our new blog, where we will be spilling the beans on all things Venice Beach. From local insider secrets to thoughts from passing tourists, we want to explore and express it all, giving a true, informative and fun look at the beloved creative beach playground we call home. 

LATEST POSTS

Read about the next Venice Art Crawl here

Check out our tips on the ultimate American classic cruise up the PCH

Check out our Top Five Suggestions for Seeing the Best of Venice Beach. 

Venice Beach has been nicknames Silicon Beach due to the influx of technology related companies arriving in droves to open offices in the community. Read here about the changing face of Venice. 

Abbot Kinney: Founder of Venice. A long, long time ago, way back in the years before you could spend a day gliding in and out of chic boutiques and sipping green juice on Abbot Kinney Blvd; you could spend a day being poled around Venice in a gondola. Read more about the history of Venice here. 

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What a gorgeous day for a skate sesh. ‪#‎panoramic‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎skaters‬ ‪#‎skating‬ ‪#‎skateboarding‬ ‪#‎skatepark‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎Venice‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎skatesesh‬

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Welcome to Venice. Come out and play! ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎venicebeach‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬ ‪#‎skateboarding‬ ‪#‎surfing‬

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. This one’s worth more. ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎paradise‬

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A day in Venice: what shall we do today? ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎vacation‬ ‪#‎signs‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬

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World famous Venice Suites are a work of art, both inside and out! ‪#‎venicebreeze‬ ‪#‎lavish‬ ‪#‎style‬ ‪#‎design‬ ‪#‎awardwinning‬ ‪#‎suites‬ ‪#‎Venice‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎vacation‬ ‪#‎resort‬

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Venice sunsets contain the bluest blues and the boldest golds. Come see! #washingtonpier #beach #losangeles #cali #palmtrees #venicebeach #boardwalk #sunset #photography

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Throwback to the days when bobble heads took up a lot more space... #throwback #vintage #venicebeach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk

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Members of the Venice Chamber of Commerce with California Senator Ben Allen on the Ocean Front Walk Boardwalk after a chamber meet Wednesday. From left to right are Sandy West, board member, Carl Lambert, chamber president, California Senator Ben Allen, and George Francisco, chamber vice president.

California Senator Ben Allen spoke to members of the Venice Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at Danny’s Restaurant and said that everything in Venice is sacred and of vast historical significance … even the manhole covers that say “Made in China.” Most say India.

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Venice is a vast canvas for artists of every kind. Leave your mark! ‪#‎venicebeach‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎graffiti‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬

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A room with a view, extended stay amenities, and a designer flair you won’t find anywhere else. What are you waiting for? #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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Venice: Skate. Bike. Play. Repeat. #freedom#basketball #skateboard #bikes #sports #palmtrees #sand #cali #venicebeach #socal

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If you think you’ve seen it all, then you haven’t seen Venice. #art #culture #streetperformers #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk

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Venice: More than a hotel, more than a city. #venicebreeze #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #boardwalk #beach #venicebeach

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Another day comes to an end. What shall we do tomorrow?#photography #Venice #beach #losangeles #cali #socal #sunset #palmtrees

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Fall colors have overtaken the Venice Beach sign right in time for the Fall festivities!

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If a local shop owner loves Venice this much, imagine how much you will! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬ ‪#‎culture‬

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It’s a beautiful moment when excitement melts into serenity. A Venice sunset is that moment. ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬

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What if paradise was just a palm tree away? ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎cocktail‬

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You are perfect. Let’s celebrate! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎perfection‬

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Venice Breeze Suites give you the necessities of home and the luxuries of vacation, all under one designer roof. Won’t you stay? #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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The exterior was designed to reflect the splendor of Venice ... wait ’til you see the inside! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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When in Venice, check out the Gjusta Bakery for a variety of exotic meals and treats! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬ ‪#‎gjusta‬ ‪#‎bakery‬ ‪#‎exoticfoods‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬

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Venice is the prime spot for kids of all ages. Have you skated Venice? ‪#‎skatevenice‬ ‪#‎halfpipe‬ ‪#‎skater‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎skatesesh‬

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Keep your eyes peeled: There’s a lot to see in Venice! ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎Losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬

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If you looked up the word “peaceful” in the dictionary, you might find an accompanying picture that looks a little like this. ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎venicebeach‬

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Venice Beach Waldorf Suites includes luxury furnishings, stunning decor, and coastline and white water ocean views. Enjoy the splendor! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #luxury #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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The party never stops in Venice. Look how much fun Instagram’s @shittynachos had after Coachella 2015! #instagram #venice #beach #party #coachella2015

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The spirit of SoCal lives in the walls of Venice Beach Suites -- LITERALLY! Take a look! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #beach #venicebeach

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The comfort you find in Venice Breeze Suites is as soothing as the scent of the beach itself. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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The city is yours for the taking in this one-bedroom suite with a view of the city. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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Carl, President of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and Mike Newhouse president of the Venice neighborhood Council (VNC)

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Venice Sign Lighting 

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You never know what you’ll find in a pool of tranquility. You may even make a new friend. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sunset #pacific #birds

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Venice is a sunny place, but don’t worry. We got it covered. #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk #vendors #shades

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When in Venice, check out Poke-Poke, the Surfer’s Sashimi, for original Hawaiian style delicacies! #hawaiian #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #boardwalk #foodie #surfers

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Venice is made for the unique. It’s just who we are. #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #homes #unique

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With modern decor on the inside, and a partial ocean view just out the window, you could say this Venice Breeze Suite is a room with two views. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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Modern, cool, and comfortable: This is how one relaxes in style. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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If you want to go big in Venice, The Waldorf Penthouse Suite is the only way to go. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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If you’re going to skate Venice, why not skate in style? Drop in to Penny Skateboards between sessions to check out the latest gear! #sports #skate #longboard #skatesesh #losangeles #cali #venicebeach #boardwalk #penny #skateboards

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There’s a great day waiting for us just beyond that sign. Let’s go! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sign

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Who says we don’t have winters in SoCal? Certainly not Squishy the Sandman here. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sand #sandman #snowman #winter

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In Venice, we dance to the beat of our own drums. #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #beach #sand #art #culture #musicians #livemusic

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Being efficient doesn’t have to mean settling for anything less than the best; Our Partial Ocean View One Bedroom Suites come with a full size bed, a sitting area, bathroom kitchen & dining area. #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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All of our suites come with hardwood floors, a fully stocked kitchenette, stainless steel appliances, and bathrooms equipped with a hand held/rain shower and easy flow toilets. At Venice Breeze, comfort is key! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort

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The only thing that comes close to the view from the Venice Beach Waldorf Penthouse is the view of the luxurious penthouse itself! #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #waldorf

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This is Venice ... Express yourself! smile emoticon ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎Losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎boardwalk‬

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Goodnight, Venice. See you in the morning for another great day of fun and sun! ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎cali‬ ‪#‎socal‬ ‪#‎beach‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ ‪#‎palmtrees‬ ‪#‎sand‬ ‪#‎birds‬

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No one is able to deny that Venice vibe; not even the dogs! ‪#‎chill‬ ‪#‎venice‬ ‪#‎vibe‬ ‪#‎beachlife‬ ‪#‎venicebeach‬ ‪#‎dogs‬ ‪#‎cute‬

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Whether above it or below, the Venice Canals Walkway provides an incredible view. Enjoy! #canal #venice #cali #socal #canoes

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The Venice waves are calling your name. Will you respond? #surfboard #surfers #surfing #beach #Venice #losangeles #cali #socal

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Venice is culture. Wear it proudly! #art #culture #venice #beach #socal #Losangeles #cali #palmtrees

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This was the view of the roller coaster from the Venice Canal back in 1921. The area looks different now, but there’s still plenty to see! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #tbt #vintage #blackandwhite #photography #1920s #throwback #rollercoaster #venicecanal #view

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In Venice, we try to live every day to the fullest, but it’s the quiet, peaceful moments in-between that are used for reflection. (photo courtesy of Flickr.) #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #photography #sunrise #sunset #venicebeach

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Shout out to Instagram’s @kg_foto for capturing this stunning view of Venice Beach on an epic morning! #venice #losangeles #cali #socal #photography #sunrise #morning #venicebeach #instagram #beach #surfing

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When it’s time to relax after a day of fun and sun, only a soothing, comfortable suite at the Waldorf will do! (photo courtesy of booking.com.) #bookingdotcom #venicebreeze #lavish #style #design #awardwinning #suites #Venice #socal #losangeles #vacation #resort #waldorf